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Plans for COP21 in Paris - December 2015. Un message de Campaign against Climate Change (Campagne Contre le Changement Climatique) Nous arrivons à une croisée des chemins pour le climat.

Plans for COP21 in Paris - December 2015

A travers le monde, de nombreux activistes ont commencé à se mobiliser autour de l’idée d’un “Seattle pour le climat”- un événement qui pourrait lancer un mouvement climatique mondial de la même manière que les manifestations à Seattle en décembre 1999 avaient déclenché une nouvelle résistance à travers le monde. Mais comment parvenir à un tel but? Une idée nous est venue. La COP (conference of parties – les négociations des nations unies sur le changement climatique) qui se tiendra à Paris en décembre 2015 est censée donner lieu à un accord mondial en termes de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre.

Mais, le dernier jour des négociations, les chefs d’état des Etats-Unis, de Chine, d’Afrique du Sud, du Brésil et d’Inde ont présenté un accord bien pire que celui déjà existant. Nous avons une idée sur comment nous organiser pour cela. COP 21 Paris France Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 working with UNEP. Event: UNFCCC COP 21. COP21 Paris Archives - La ONU y el cambio climático. WWAP. Water. Freshwater is the most important resource for mankind, cross-cutting all social, economic and environmental activities.

Water

It is a condition for all life on our planet, an enabling or limiting factor for any social and technological development, a possible source of welfare or misery, cooperation or conflict. To achieve water security, we must protect vulnerable water systems, mitigate the impacts of water-related hazards such as floods and droughts, safeguard access to water functions and services and manage water resources in an integrated and equitable manner. UNESCO works to build the scientific knowledge base to help countries manage their water resources in a sustainable way through the International Hydrological Programme (IHP), through leading the UN-wide World Water Development Report, through the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft in the Netherlands, through over 20 affiliated research centres on water around the world and through a series of water-related Chairs. - The World's Water. AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture.

AQUASTAT is FAO's global water information system, developed by the Land and Water Division.

AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

The main mandate of the programme is to collect, analyze and disseminate information on water resources, water uses, and agricultural water management, with an emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This allows interested users to find comprehensive and regularly updated information at global, regional, and national levels. New product! All AQUASTAT products can be found using the left navigation menu. Shortcuts to our most popular programme areas containing country-level information are presented below for ease of use: Selection of current initiatives (click to view): Website updates 13/02/2015 - New visualizations prepared by AQUASTAT show how irrigation areas are distributed globally and within countries. 15/12/2014 - A new "Did you know…? " 26/11/2014 - Database queries by country and topic now one click away!

Mapping the World's Biodiversity. Biodiversity Heritage Library. CSS09-08.pdf. Global Initiatives. The world’s largest expanse of tropical rainforest – home to at least 10 per cent of the world’s known species and more than 30 million people – forms the focus of one of our ambitious initiatives.

Global Initiatives

WWF has already played a unique role in conserving the Amazon over the past 40 years, developing scientific knowledge, experience, and key partnerships with local,regional, and international players. We have invested more than US$30 million in conservation in the region since 2001 and are working with the government of Brazil and other partners on the Amazon Region Protected Areas Programme (ARPA), which has already helped create more than 20 million hectares of protected areas since 2002.

Building on this solid foundation, in 2007 we launched a ten-year Amazon Initiative to vastly scale up our efforts. Al's Journal. Global Climate Change Center. Global climate change is a matter of intense concern and public importance.

Global Climate Change Center

There can be little doubt that human beings influence the world's climate. Marc Gunther. Cambio Climático, Calentamiento Global, Efecto Invernadero. Noticias e información de actualidad. Medio Ambiente - Noticias de Ecologia y Medio Ambiente. Medio Ambiente en EL PAÍS. Medio Ambiente. Agencia EFE - Clima , biodiversidad, medio ambiente. Cambio Climático. Environmental Governance - United Nations Environment Programme. United Nations Environment Programme environment for development Environmental Governance The new InforMEA learning platform is now live.

Environmental Governance - United Nations Environment Programme

Start learning! Latest News Spirit of Lima Transforms into Spirit of Geneva En Route to December Climate Conference More News Publications. Evidence. The Earth's climate has changed throughout history.

Evidence

Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives. Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal. The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.1. Sustainability blog. Bill Gates.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Naciones Unidas Departamento de Asuntos Económicos y Sociales. THE ECONOMICS OF ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY - Environment. Additional tools Human well-being is dependent upon "ecosystem services" provided by nature for free.

THE ECONOMICS OF ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY - Environment

Such services include water provision, air purification, fisheries, timber production and nutrient cycling to name a few. These are predominantly public goods with no markets and no prices, so their loss often is not detected by our current economic incentive system and can thus continues unabated. A variety of pressures resulting from population growth, changing diets, urbanisation, climate change and many other factors is causing biodiversity to decline. As a result, ecosystems are continuously being degraded. The TEEB initiative was launched in response to a proposal by the G8+5 Environment Ministers (Potsdam, Germany 2007) to develop a global study on the economics of biodiversity loss.

TEEB has been conducted in three phases. Divisi n de Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas. Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente. Desarrollo Sostenible - La Iniciativa de la Carta de la Tierra. The International Society for Ecological Economics. Circular economy. Circular economy,events,new services,tools,zero waste A volunteer repair team assembled in South East Portland to offer free repairs of small appliances, bikes, jewelry, and clothing.

circular economy

Repair PDX launched in May 2013 to “organize repair cafés – free events that bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing.” How WRAP supports a circular economy. Circle Economy. Resource Event 2015 : Welcome to the event. Green Economy 2.0. International Society for Industrial Ecology - Home. Home - Ellen MacArthur Foundation. McKinsey & Company.