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Zai in Sahel region. A traditional farming practice to face desertification and climate change. In the West Sahel Region, particularly in Burkina Faso (former Alto Volta), Mali and Niger local cultivation techniques used by farmers for centuries have been adapted to the new climate conditions.
Sahelian farmers dig holes called Zai with dimensions varying with the type of soil. Pits are dug during the dry season from November until May and the number of Zai pits per hectare varies from 12,000 to 25,000. (The number of zai per hectare and their dimensions determine how much water they harvest. Water. Durban Climate Change Conference - November 2011. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, delivered a breakthrough on the international community's response to climate change.
In the second largest meeting of its kind, the negotiations advanced, in a balanced fashion, the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, the Bali Action Plan, and the Cancun Agreements. The outcomes included a decision by Parties to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015. The President of COP17/CMP7 Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said: "What we have achieved in Durban will play a central role in saving tomorrow, today. " Rio de Janeiro to set up carbon trading exchange. * Rio to set up carbon credit exchange on Tuesday * To trade carbon, other pollutants to meet Rio targets * Trading likely to begin in 2013 By Peter Murphy BRASILIA (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro state will set up Brazil's first carbon exchange on Tuesday that beginning in 2013 will allow businesses to trade credits to comply with mandatory pollution limits Rio plans to introduce in 2012, the state's environment department said on Monday.
From now until when trading is expected to begin in 2013, the exchange will create a trading platform and define contract criteria. The "Bolsa Verde" or "Green Exchange", a partnership between Rio's environment and finance departments, aims to establish pollution caps before the United Nations-sponsored Rio +20 environment conference takes place in its capital city in June. "The trading probably won't start until 2013 ... Rio estimates it emitted about 72 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in 2008, with one third of that coming from industry.
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The impacts include heat waves, droughts, floods and wildfires, which will affect impoverished peoples and nations disproportionately. The report notes that no one will be unaffected by future climate change, which is expected to threaten economic growth and global security. Some impacts, such as the release of the powerful climate pollutant methane from the melting permafrost, have the potential to trigger accelerating feedback loops that will push temperatures even higher. The authors say climate change could also indirectly increase the incident of under-nutrition, water-borne diseases, violent conflicts and human displacement. Natural Disasters. Les climats-sceptiques.