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call for Paper and Poster Presentations Kampala 4Cs Conference

Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa
AFRICA CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE –KAMPALA

Improving Media understanding of Climate Change Information for Applicable Communication in Africa
Venue: The three day International Conference will take place at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort in Kampala, Uganda
Date: May 31st –June 2nd, 2010
Major Objective

Yvo de Boer Profile

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Profile of Yvo de Boer-Executive Secretary UNFCCC

Even when things were going well in the rollercoaster UN climate talks – which was not very often – Yvo de Boer looked glum. Young observers of the final days in the Bali or Copenhagen conferences felt compelled to give him a hug, ministers knew to give him a wide berth, and other diplomats recognised that his job of twisting the arms of negotiators and bashing politicians' heads together to reach agreement was next to impossible.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Mr. Yvo de Boer Resigns

UNITED NATIONS
NATIONS UNIES
FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE - Secretariat
CONVENTION - CADRE SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES - Secrétariat
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PRESS RELEASE

Executive Secretary leaves United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change Secretariat

(Bonn, 18 February 2010) – Mr. Yvo de Boer has announced today that he will resign his position as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as of 1 July 2010.

If You Want To Know Who's To Blame For Copenhagen, Look To The US Senate

If You Want To Know Who's To Blame For Copenhagen, Look To The US Senate

21 December 2009
Guardian.co.uk

The last time global negotiations collapsed like this was in Doha, in 2001. After the trade talks fell apart, the World Trade Organization assured delegates that there was nothing to fear: they would move to Mexico, where a deal would be done. The negotiations ran into the sand of the Mexican resort of Cancún, never to re-emerge. After eight years of dithering, nothing has been agreed.

Copenhagen: Behind the Scenes !

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Copenhagen: The key players and how they rated

The agreement brokered by Barack Obama has faced international criticism from all sides, but most participants are already back home trying to portray it as a national political victory

Barack Obama
The last time Barack Obama took a chance on Copenhagen it ended in abject humiliation.

Smallholder farming in Africa: Climate Casualty or Pioneer?

Smallholder farming in Africa: Climate Casualty or Pioneer?
By Dr Akin Adesina
For hundreds of millions of people in Africa, climate change is not about lowering smoke stack emissions or turning off electric lights. It is about whether or not they will have enough to eat.

Agriculture is Africa’s main connection to climate change. This fact must inform the global climate change pact now being hammered out in Copenhagen, if that pact is to address the needs and realize the potential of the world’s second-most populous continent.

CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVEN BY BAD ECONOMIC MODELS SAY NOBELS AND MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES

Press Release Embargoed to 00.01 on 30th November 2009

CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVEN BY BAD ECONOMIC MODELS SAY NOBELS AND MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES

Nobel Prize winners join top anti-poverty and environment groups in call for new economic approaches to support climate deal

Today, 30 November, leading poverty and environment groups were joined by Nobel Prize winners and other international experts in calling for a new economic model to support an urgent tough, new climate deal to be negotiated in Copenhagen in December.

Climate Science Statement From UK Met Office, Natural Environment Research Council and the Royal Society

The following statement is sent on behalf of the Met Office (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Natural Environment Research Council and the Royal Society.

Climate Science Statement

From Met Office, Natural Environment Research Council and the Royal Society

Adaptation: Priority for Uganda at Copenhagen Summit

By Esther Nakkazi

After three days of a climate change congress, Uganda’s priority at the Copenhagen summit will be adaptation. There are only two weeks to the international climate change talks in Copenhagen.
The African Initiative for climate change and its partners Centre of International Governance Innovation, Makerere University and the Salama Shield Foundation led the congress in Kampala.

Climate Change Communication Conference in Africa

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 8:00am - Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 7:09pm
The Climate Change Communication Conference Africa is easy to Remember. Simple as 1, 2, 3 March 1-3 2010. Now that COP 15 has closed the Climate Calendar Year, we are pleased to invite you to Uganda for the First Climate Change Communication Conference in Africa. Kindly put a star on the following dates in March 2010 and book them for Kampala, Uganda. Monday March 1st, Tuesday March 2nd and Wednesday March 3rd 2010 will be the Climate Change Communication Conference days.... Welcome.

Climate Journalist Visits Africa's Remaining Rainforest in Ghana

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Story and Pictures
By Judith Akolo
in Ghana

Kakum National Park in Ghana is home to the remaining equatorial rain forest that once covered the African continent.
The Kakum National Park is one of the wonders that could one day end up in the world records. It amazes to imagine walking at a height described as a bird’s eye view.

It is dense and dark, as the lianas that form part of the flora weave around the other plants.

Climate Change Communication Conference for Africa

Announcement (First)

The Climate Change Communication Conference will take place in March 2010 in Kampala, Uganda. This conference will be informed by the outcome of a number of major conferences on Climate Change that have recently been concluded or soon to be concluded. These include the World Science Journalists Conference -London, the World Climate Conference (WCC3)-Geneva, The Global Broadcasters Conference-Paris among others.

In all these meetings the importance of communicating climate and climate change information has come out clearly as a major priority. It is against this background that this conference is being organized by a consortium of institutions and organizations.

These include but are not limited to:
1. The Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa-NECJOGHA
2. Network for Environment and Climate Journalists in Africa-NECTAFRICA
3. Internews
4. Uganda Journalists Association-UJA
5. IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center-ICPAC
6. Several others still to confirm.

Application Forms will soon be posted for participation in the various categories.

A call for abstracts of paper and poster presentations will soon be made available.

Patrick Luganda
Chair NECJOGHA
Director NECTAFRICA

Africa seeks climate change cash

Africa seeks climate change cash

Ministers from 10 African countries have met in Ethiopia to try to agree a common position on climate change, months before a crucial UN meeting.

They were expected to renew demands for billions of dollars in compensation for Africa because of damage caused by global warming.

And they are likely to ask rich nations to cut emissions by 40% by 2012.

African nations are among the lightest polluters but analysts say they will suffer the most from climate change.

Provisional Media Agenda for WCC-3

Provisional Media Agenda for WCC-3

Monday 31 August 2009

11:45 – 12:15 (tbc) WCC-3 opening press conference (CICG Room 15)
Mr Michel Jarraud, WMO Secretary-General
Mr Alexander Bedritsky, WMO President
Mr Bruno Oberle, Director of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (tbc)

12:15 – 12:25 Daily press briefing (CICG Room 15)

12:30 – 12:45 Book launch: Climate Sense (CICG RC)

12:45 – 13:15 USA press conference (CICG Room 15)

Earth Journalism Awards

Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian climate change scientist who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, will co-host the Earth Journalism Awards ceremony in Copenhagen in December.
Dr. Pachauri is recognised as one of the world's greatest authorities on climate change. He is the director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute and has served as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002.