Archive | December, 2014

Lima Call for Climate Action, Foundation for 2015 Agreement in Paris

The Lima Climate Change Conference concluded with the Lima Call for Climate Action, which lays the groundwork for a 2015 climate agreement in Paris, including rules on how countries can submit intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) during the first quarter of 2015, reads a communique of IISD. INDCs are expected to make up the basis […]

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Green Climate Fund Exceeds $10 Billion

The Governments of Australia and Belgium today joined other nations in pledging to the Green Climate Fund, committing AU$ 200 million (Australia) and EUR 51.7 million (Belgium) to the Fund, respectively. The announcements were made at the High-level Ministerial Session on Climate Finance that was held at COP20 in Lima, bringing total pledges of contributions […]

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COP 20 in Lima kicks off

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was inaugurated amidst great expectations, in Lima. In front of national and foreign authorities, Marcin Korolec, President of COP19, which was celebrated last year in Warsaw (Poland), transferred the Presidency of the COP to Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peruvian […]

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Over 200 Indonesian community leaders speak out against palm oil for biofuels

Hundreds of Indonesian leaders of indigenous communities, farmers’ unions, smallholder organizations, human rights groups and environmental NGOs have signed an […]

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE CASE: EU taken to Court for failing to impose a robust emission reduction plan

A Carpathian shepherd together with other families from Europe and outside are taking the European Parliament and the Council of […]

A Forest Is A Levee

River Dora Riparia in Susa Valley is alpine however with particularities of plain running waters. “We are basically on a […]

Merano, A History Carved with Water

  In an unusual rain pouring cold morning Mayor Paul Rüsch, a rather non-political bonhomme, guided us through the history […]

How Hydropower Turned Hohe Tauern into a National Park

  Nature protection history and ecological hotspots started in the 1970s, says Florian Jurgeit, planner with the Hohe Tauern National […]

Is There Life after Skiing?

  Why do we have to ski all the time?, asks Dominik Siegrist, an actual avid skier and leader of […]