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Year in Pictures 2011 by Greenpeace

“…2011 was a year of incredible turmoil and of enormous triumph, demonstrating what is possible when people stand up for what they believe in. In 2003, in the run up to the war in Iraq, Time argued: “There are two forces in the world today – US military power, and world public opinion”. For nearly … Continue reading

European Union welcomes the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Durban

Durban conference delivers breakthrough for climate The European Union welcomes the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Durban as a historic breakthrough in the fight against climate change. After two weeks of negotiations, the 195 Parties to the UN climate change convention agreed on a roadmap, proposed by the EU, for drawing up … Continue reading

European Commission: The Accession Treaty has been signed – dobrodošli Croatia!

The Accession Treaty has been signed – Welcome Croatia! – Dobrodošli Croatia! Related articles Croatia signs up for EU (independent.co.uk) Centre-left poised to take power in Croatia (independent.co.uk) Croatia signs treaty to join EU (bbc.co.uk) Croatia opposition on track for election victory (marketwatch.com) Centre-left coalition leading early Croatia vote count (ctv.ca) Balkan Nations Knock on … Continue reading

Watch it! Youth and civil society Occupied COP17 for several hours this afternoon in support of vulnerable countries, Africa and small island states.

Youth and civil society Occupied COP17 for several hours this afternoon Kumi Naidoo impromptu press conference COP17 just before being thrown out We hope in this final hours… The negotiators has the power in their hands… The rich nations… (Kumi Naidoo, born 1965, is a South African human rights activist and the International Executive Director … Continue reading

COP17 Durban – EU Press Conference Friday 9th 2011 No deal, Big countries are not coming to the board

No deal expectable in Durban. Those few big countries who obstacle the process still does not want to get on board of the global climate deal. World is still waiting for the small group of this big countries who has not committed yet on the roadmap. Seems to be money is still talking more loudly … Continue reading

Connie Hedegaard: “The process is irritatingly slow and frustrating”,”Climate change is even more serious problem than economic crisis”

Video Conversation between Anthony Giddens, Conni Hedegaard, Erna Solberg and Heidi Sørensen at ZERO11 Great video, discussion: about the truth regarding, climate change, global warming, renewing energy, UFCCC, COP17, CDM. As Connie said “The process is irritatingly slow and frustrating”. I have a strong feeling that if they fail again in Durban we need a … Continue reading

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Stop the Clock on Kyoto’s Expiry!

Lord Prescott: “The clock is ticking on the Kyoto Protocol,” said the Parliamentary Assembly’s former rapporteur on climate change and signatory to the Kyoto Treaty. “Unless agreement is reached at Durban, the global agreement on targets and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions negotiated at Kyoto will almost certainly expire without any binding targets or … Continue reading

30 year of HIV epidemic, Founding cuts, New treatment directions

Interview By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News UN World AIDS Day, 1 Dec. Combating HIV has proved one of the great challenges for science ‘More money needed’ for HIV cure UN urges more funds for HIV drugs This year’s World Aids Day comes at what many scientists and campaigners agree is a decisive moment … Continue reading

COP17 Durban: Video interview with Patricia Espinosa by Andrea Arzaba

Patricia Espinosa, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico and President of the last year COP16 Mexico Talks, speaking to Andrea Arzaba of adoptanegotiator.org at COP17 in Durban. Please watch and listen the video interview made by this always sparkling and smiling young Mexican journalist girl Andrea. Dear Patricia: this is the right approach and brings … Continue reading

MEDIA STATEMENT by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres in reaction to IPCC Special Report

MEDIA STATEMENT by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres in reaction to IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), launched 18 November in Kampala (Bonn, 18 November 2011) – “The new IPCC report is a stark reminder of the extent to which rising greenhouse gas … Continue reading

Step-by-step to Durban and Beyond

Only weeks before the Conference of the Parties 17 in Durban, South Africa is set to begin, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, was in Brussels for the Robert Schuman lecture, organized by the Lisbon Council. Ms. Figueres outlined the priorities for the CoP 17 and urged civil society, business, and nations to do … Continue reading

The radioactive Iodine-131 leaked for months from an isotope factory at Csilleberc, Hungary

Director of isotope factory at Csillebérc (12th district of Budapest, Hungary, Budai forests, nature reserve area) reported and confessed that Iodine-131 isotope leaked for months and escaped to the open air in higher amounts than allowed, from the chimney of the Csillebérc factory. Beginning this year they recognised the escaping Iodine-131 but vainly the factory replaced … Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street: New York Police clear Zuccotti Park (BBC)

There were chaotic scenes as protesters resisted police New York police have dismantled the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park and arrested about 200 people following a raid in the early hours. Protesters were ordered to leave at about 01:00 (06:00 GMT), before police began removing tents and property. The New York camp was … Continue reading

Mysterious Radioactive Radiation above CEEU: unusual level of Iodine-132 isotope particles found in Europe

Low levels of radioactive particles have been detected in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe, the UN nuclear agency has said. The Czech nuclear security authority said it had been detecting radioactive iodine-131 at a number of monitoring stations since late October and had informed the IAEA to see if it could identify the … Continue reading

British Hard Talks: A new Europe must be built on the ruins of the old

              A new Europe must be built on the ruins of the old I am honestly shocked by this article: Only a redrafted constitution will revive the EU: there could be no worse end to this saga than imposition of German ‘discipline’ Author: Simon Jenkins guardian.co.uk, Published: Thursday 10 … Continue reading

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