News: Environment
Environment - Tue Jul 24 2012
Equity is the Gateway to Environment Ambition: South Centre statement in UNFCCC
Below is the statement by Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre, which was presented at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) Workshop on Equity in Bonn on 16 May 2012.
Environment - Tue Jul 10 2012
The Rio+20 Summit and its Follow Up
The Rio+20 summit from 13 to 22 June was disappointing to many, but it could still succeed through the mandated follow-up actions. The South Centre’s Executive Director gives an in-depth assessment.
Environment - Tue Jul 10 2012
Rio+20: Summit Adopts Text, Ends With Positive Speeches
The Rio+20 Summit ended on Friday, 22 June late evening with the adoption, to loud applause, of the outcome document entitled “The future we want”. This was followed by closing speeches by several delegations, some of which lodged reservations and interpretations.
Environment - Tue Jul 10 2012
Food Issues in the Rio+20 Spotlight
Among the issues that caught the public imagination at the recent Rio+20 summit was the right of all people to good, nutritious food, and the need to support small farmers and promote ecologically sound agricultural methods. Martin Khor reports on the Sustainable Development Dialogue on Food Security.
Information and Communication Technologies - Mon Jul 09 2012
Rio+20: An Inside View on the Tough Fight Over Means of Implementation (Finance and Technology)
Although the developing countries, like the developed countries too, accepted the final draft of the outcome document prepared by Brazil, they were in fact very disappointed with the lack of ambition in the section on the means of implementation, with some rightly calling it a step backwards.
Environment - Wed Dec 22 2010
Uphill battle looming
The ramifications of the Cancun conference for people and the climate will be felt for years and the quest for fair deal next year will be difficult.
Environment - Mon Dec 13 2010
Emissions Punted to Durban, Breakthrough Seen on Forests
If success is measured by delaying difficult decisions, then the Cancún climate meeting succeeded by deferring crucial issues over financing and new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the next Conference of the Parties meeting a year from now in Durban, South Africa.
Environment - Thu Dec 09 2010
In Mexico City, a Message for Cancún
Thousands of people marched through the streets of Mexico City to demand grassroots solutions to global warming—and to the slew of other crises they face.
Environment - Mon Dec 06 2010
Cancún Summit gives fossil fuels a free pass
The main cause of climate change is the burning of fossil fuels, so why are billions of dollars being invested to find and produce more oil, coal and natural gas?. That is the question posed by Canadian indigenous representatives at the alternative civil society meet, Klimaforum.
Environment - Mon Dec 06 2010
Rumours and Pessimism Reign Midway Through Cancún Summit
At the end of the first week of climate negotiations under way in this Mexican Caribbean resort city, it seems a distant possibility that the nearly 200 national delegations will agree on renewing the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.

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