Rio+20 and Climate Change: The Importance of Rio Principles

With the “Rio+20” United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development kicking off today the Third World Network and the South Centre released their ‘briefs’ or ‘updates’ that cover the key issues and are quick read to get you up to date with the biggest international conference happening in 2012. Both analyses highlight the importance of the [...]

A new market mechanism?

The UN climate talks are hosting a workshop tomorrow on a “new market mechanism” “defined” at the Durban climate conference. Civil society groups released their assessment, expressing concern at the risks such a mechanism might pose to environmental integrity and local communities. It is available here.

What Happened In Durban and What Happens Next

Civil society groups from across the globe have released their ‘assessment’ of where the UN climate talks are as they prepare to resume in Bonn, Germany this week. Read a copy of the short overview of all the issues currently in play at the UN negotiations here.

New Report: Climate Change and African Agriculture

New research reveals Africa will face significantly lower crop yields in the next 10 years as a result of increasing temperatures, threatening the food security of millions. The new report on climate change and African agriculture, published by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), the technical arm of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev [...]

African Negotiators Announce Africa’s United Position at Durban

As the Durban climate conference begins, the African Group of Negotiators released a background document on the United African Position on climate change. A copy of the release can be found here.

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