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Press release: Civil Society to UN Advisory Group on Climate Finance: You Are ‘On the Wrong Track’

A civil society press release addressing the UN Advisory group on Climtate Finance, issued during the Tianjin negotiations.-----As the UN Secretary General’s High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (AGF) works to complete a review of sources of climate funding by the end of October, climate justice groups are voicing increasing concern over the focus of the AGF and the process through
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News reporting from Tianjin, with focus on China challenging US

China and US clash at climate talkshttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/06/china-climate-talks-us-negotiatorAFP: China tells rich nations to improve emission targetshttp://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iwsL_RY6bdU9YcSBwBR9C7GUM1zw?docId=CNG.5cb7ef236c63dc32da7a98f3cefc25f2.481Bloomberg: China Envoy Says U.S., Others Should Raise Emissions Targets, AFP Reportshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-05/china-envoy-says-u-s-others-should-raise-emissions-targets-afp-reports.htm
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Carbon trading business pespective on markets in Tianjn negotiations

Tianjin talks see progress on markets06 October, 2010Developing country opposition to the expansion of market mechanisms after 2012 is softening, according to delegates at the latest round of climate talks in Tianjin, China, although big-picture complexities around the negotiations could hold up progress on the issue.Meanwhile, talks on developing a market for carbon stored in forests have been going
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TWN Tianjin News Update 4

Third World Network update no 4:, "Mandate of the AWG-KP contact group on legal matters in dispute", from the current UNFCCC negotiations in Tianjin, China 4-9 October 2010.
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Congress letter to Hilary Clinton arguing for a UNFCCC climate fund

Within the US there is substantial support for the kind of climate financing under a UNFCCC global fund that developing countries and civil society orgnisations are calling for. Here a recent letter to Hilary Clinton from a large number of US Congressmen showing support for such a new global climate fund under the UNFCCC – something that challenges the present US position under Obama considerably.
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TWN Tianjin News Update 3

Third World Network update no 3, "Developing countries united on ambitious Kyoto Protocol reduction targets", from the current UNFCCC negotiations in Tianjin, China 4-9 October 2010.
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TWN Tianjin News Update 2

Third World Network update no 2, "Developing countries call for balanced outcomes in Cancun", from the current UNFCCC negotiations in Tianjin, China 4-9 October 2010.
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Another strong case for 1,5 degrees or less

Here is a study showing that the last super-interclacial period (130 000-116 000 years ago) was on average only 1,5 degrees warmer than pre-industrial times, and yet had sea levels 6,6-9,4 meters higher than today. The 2 degree target thus appears unacceptably risky. -----An analysis of geological records that preserve details of the lastknown period of global warming has revealed ‘startling’
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Climate Justice Now intervention, Kyoto Protocol track

Here the Climate Justice Now intervention on 4 Oct at the Kyoto Protocol working group at the UNFCCC negotiations in Tianjin, Chjina. Statement read by Maitreyi Shankar, coordinator of KKPKP - union of wastepickers in Pune, India . **********************************I speak on behalf of Baida, sitting by my side, who does not speak English.“My name is Baida Bai Gaikwad and I am a member of Kagad
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TWN Tianjin News Update 1

First Third World Network update on the key issues at stake in the current UNFCCC negotiations in Tianjin, China 4-9 October 2010.
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Climate Justice Now intervention, LCA plenary Tianjin

Here is the intervention at the Climate Justice Now slot at the opening plenary of the UNFCCC intersessional negotiations in Tianjin, China 4-9 October 2010 - as delivered by Karen Orenstein, Friends of the Earth, USA:-------Thank you. I am with Friends of the Earth, a member of the Climate Justice Now! network. As our climate system teeters on collapse, some parties continue to try to dismantle the
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Nature, Forests and Indigenous Peoples Are Not For Sale

A Statement by Evo Morales, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on REDD/REDD+"Nature, Forests and Indigenous Peoples Are Not For Sale"
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Key issues for Climate Change

New SSNC publication: Key Issues for Climate Change (208 pages, 2,4 MB)Compilation of the 9 seminar reports from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) seminar series "Key Issues for Climate Change". These seminars examined, explored and debated during 2009 some of the trickiest and most challenging issues at stake in the lead-up to the COP 15 conference. The seminars brought together researchers,
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Inspiring and visionary – the case for global feed-in tariffs!

New SSNC publication! 'A Green Energy Revolution for Climate and Development – Visions and Arguments: A compilation of material' (approximately 10 MB)A compilation of material speaking in favour of a bold public investment approach – a 'Global Marshall plan' – to simultaneously tackle climate change and poverty/development through a global system of feed-in tariffs
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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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