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EU 20 years of Single Market – Single Market through the eyes of the people

In October 2012 EU is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Single Market which was always one of the most important contributing pillars of the European integration. It is a good occasion to think about the past and future of the Single Market and about why and how we can or can not use yet … Continue reading

GWP CEE Regional Workshop on Integrated Drought Management, 5-6 October Bratislava

A regional workshop on Integrated Drought Management takes place in Bratislava at Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute on 5-6 October. It is a join initiative of Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE), GWP Technical Committee and World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute will host the venue. The main objective of the workshop is … Continue reading

Sustainable Energy For All EU Summit – EuroSolar

The Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) initiative was launched by the UN Secretary General in 2011. The initiative contains three objectives which should be achieved by 2030 and which combine the development and the climate change agenda: Ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency globally, double the … Continue reading

Climate-Smart Agriculture (Working With Nature Not Against It)

By Laszlo Keki (Hungary) I can still remember (me and Giedre were there) that early morning on the last day of the 2010 COP16 UN Climate Change Summit in Cancun, Oxfam unveiled a giant sand sculpture of Mexican farmers called for concrete action for the sake of the millions of poor people around the world … Continue reading

Did you know that ? : Lady Jackson

Lady Jackson/Barbara Ward (1914-1981 ) was pioneer in the today’s well known and so important concept: „Sustainable Development”. She was the first who enlight and seed this idea into to the wild public in its today’s known context. Barbara Mary Ward (1914 – 1981), in later life Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, was a British economist … Continue reading

A video for Ester: Hard thougths from an African child

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

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

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

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