Supporting climate compatible development. Cancun Climate Change Conference - November 2010. The Cancun Agreements The sixteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol took place in Cancun and was hosted by the Government of Mexico.
Also sitting were the thirty-third sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the fifteenth session of the Ad hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), and the thirteenth session of the Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA). The Cancun Climate Change Conference drew almost 12,000 participants, including 5,200 government officials, 5,400 representatives of UN bodies and agencies, intergovernmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations, and 1,270 accredited members of the media. 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. The bigger the number and the smaller their size, the less water they each harvest.) After digging the pits, composted organic matter is added and after the first rainfall, the matter is covered with a thin layer of soil and the seeds placed in the middle of the pit. Water. Durban Climate Change Conference - November 2011. 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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IPCC - Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Environmental Law & Climate Change Community. Environmental and Energy Study Institute-EESI - Climate Change News. IPCC Working Group II Report Released, Saying Climate Change Will Be Overwhelming and Ubiquitous On March 31, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that widespread climate change impacts have already begun and are expected to get worse, according to updated data in the Fifth Assessment Report released this week.
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. Les climats-sceptiques.