Wednesday 25 April 2012
Southern Africa: Gender and Local Govt Summit Goes GreenAllAfrica.com | 25 Apr 2012
[Gender Links] When the 280 participants entered the plenary session of the third annual Gender Justice and Local Government summit on Tuesday (April 24), they got off to a healthy start with a few aerobics before moving into discussions on "Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development."
Zambia: Women Pushed Into 'Tight Corner' By Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 25 Apr 2012
[Gender Links] Women are likely to bear the heaviest brunt of the impacts of climate change due to their dependence on agriculture for their livelihoods, gender roles that increase their responsibilities for providing water, fuel and good sanitation for their families, and their limited access to information on climate change.
Africa: Climate Change Coalition Gains New MembersAllAfrica.com | 25 Apr 2012
[State Department] Washington - A two-month-old international plan to accelerate action against climate-damaging pollutants is gaining momentum with decisions from Stockholm April 24. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is moving forward on "fast and federated action on short-lived climate pollutants," according to a press release from the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP).
Africa: Interview With Nobel Prize Winner Elinor Ostrom On Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 25 Apr 2012
[IRIN] Johannesburg - The governance of natural resources like land, the oceans, rivers and the atmosphere, can affect the impact of some of the world's biggest crises caused by natural events like droughts and floods. How best to manage those resources has been at the heart of the work by Nobel Prize winner (economics) Elinor Ostrom.
Earth faces a century of disasters, report warnsGuardian Unlimited | 25 Apr 2012
Economic and environmental catastrophes unavoidable unless rich countries cut consumption and global population stabilisesWorld population needs to be stabilised quickly and high consumption in rich countries rapidly reduced to avoid "a downward spiral of economic and environmental ills", warns a...
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