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What Next -- Climate Watch

Fast start finance charade

The World Development Movement has done some research into where fast start climate finance (2010 to 2012) is going so far. This shows that: Just $7.9 billion has actually been committed to specific bilateral or multilateral programmes. Of this $7.9 billion:· 42 per cent ($3.3 billion) is to be given to the World Bank.· 47 per cent ($3.7 billion) is to be given to programmes
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Sombre Monbiot

Here's a sombre reflection on the state of climate and climate negotiations by George Mombiot. Cause for political awakening and some very deep questioning...An extract:"Greens are a puny force, by comparison to industrial lobby groups, the cowardice of governments and the natural human tendency to deny what we don’t want to see. To compensate for our weakness, we indulged a fantasy of benign
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Förnedrande politik!

Läs denna debattartikel – förmodligen det viktigaste som sades i hela den svenska valrörelsen.
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African statement

Here is an excellent statement from Africa that cuts across most of the key issues on climate change. “Towards a Farmer and Civil Society-led Roadmap on Food Security, Rural Livelihoods, Farmers Rights and Climate Change”Joint Statement by Farmers and Civil Society Organizations to the Preparatory Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change 6-8 September 2010, Addis Ababa,
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Climate Finance Ministerial meeting

A number of governments met in Geneva on 2-4 September 2010 to discuss climate finance. Below is a civil society statement addressing the meeting.CLIMATE FINANCE MEETING BEGINS IN GENEVA - ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENTORGANISATIONS' STATEMENTSpeaking in advance of a two-day meeting on climate finance in Geneva, where discussions will focus on how to generate and channel money for developing countries
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Climate Finance Assessments

Here is an assessment of the Climate Finance situation by a number of environment, development and solidarity organisations – in both English and Spanish.
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Vidal on Bonn II and Road to Cancún

Check out this excellent article by John Vidal, The Guardian where he discusses the Bonn II negotiations and the challenges ahead.
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Bonn III loopholes assessment

A major focus of the 'Bonn III' UNFCCC negotiations 2-6 August was the huge loopholes for the rich (Annex 1) countries. Conservative assessments by e.g. the Stockholm Environment Institute show that current rules (loopholes) in combination with the inadequate pledges for emissions reductions could allow the rich countries to INCREASE their emissions by 9% by 2020. There is an urgent need to quickly
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Bonn II negotiations assessments

Below four brief assessments from the 'Bonn II' UNFCCC negotiations 1 -11 June 2010. Bonn II – An Assessment: Overview of the key issues for the negotiations.A Kyoto Assessment: Exposure of the inadequacy of rich country (Annex 1) emission reductions (mitigation) and the huge loopholes.What role for the US? Exposure of how the US climate policies means a race to the bottom and how EU and other
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En energirevolution för klimat och utveckling – globala feed-in tariffer!

Två-sidigt faktablad på svenska som presenterar idén om ett globalt system med garantipriser (feed-in tariffer) för förnyelsebar energi som en lösning för både klimat- och fattigdoms/utvecklingskrisen.Ladda ner här – och kopiera och sprid!
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Footing the Bill – climate finance update

Here is a new, fresh update on Climate finance in the SSNC Key Issues for Climate Change series. This 8-page supplement to the original report "Footing the Bill for Climate Change – the duty of the rich and the right of the poor to development" include analysis of the Copenhagen conference and the Copenhagen accord, updated assessments of needs for climate finance, and critical discussions on
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High Noon for 2° C

8-page factsheet explaining the inadequacy of a 2-degree target, the possibilities for reducing warming below 2 degrees and the mismatch between current targets/pledges. Written by Malte Meinshuasen and colleagues for AirClim (Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat, Sweden).
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