Klima-Tuvalu og Utviklingshuset inviterer til heldagsseminar om klimatilpasning på Utviklingshuset 7.11.11 kl. 10:00 – 15:30. Miljø- og Utviklingsminister Erik Solheim innleder paneldebatten.
I panelet sitter Einar Telnes, direktør i avdelingen for Klima, Milø og Naturressurser – Norad, Gitte Motzfeldt, klimarådgiver Utviklingsfondet…
Hvordan påvirker klimaendringene sårbare mennesker i Sør og deres livsvilkår? Hvordan kan de tilpasse seg og hva slags utfordringer møter vi på tilpasningsfronten i dag? Etter et lengre opphold på den lavtliggende øystaten Tuvalu i Stillehavet inviterer Klima- Tuvalu og Utviklingshuset til heldagsseminar om tilpasning til klimaendringer. Miljø- og Utviklingsminister Erik Solheim innleder paneldebatten. Klimatilpasning [...]
In order to accommodate all these new migrants, many houses had to be built on the expense of fields and trees. Because of this uncontrolled urbanisation, Funafuti has lost all its pulaka pits and consequently its capacity to be self-sufficient.
When I flew over Funafuti, the capital island of Tuvalu, for the first time, I was surprised to see that through the leaves of the coconut trees there were rooftops occupying all the space of the island. Once on the ground, the impression is quite similar: many houses, buildings piggeries and – of course – people.
As countries struggle to even agree to negotiate (!), the sea-level rises at the same rhythm as the global emissions. In their paralysis – their inability to move – the world leaders are exposing more and more people to danger, depriving them of their livelihoods and their security.
The children use this coconut three on Funafala Islet of Funafuti atoll as a swing! Only about three families live permanently on Funafala, a 40 minutes boat trip from Fogafale, the main islet of Funafuti.
In 2007, the IPCC stated that if we want to keep the increase of the global temperature below 2°C, developed countries have to reduce their emissions between 25 and 40% by 2020 (relative to 1990 levels). However, the current voluntary commitments of the developed countries stand far from this range. The European Union is calling it the “ambition gap” and NGOs in the Climate Action Network call it the “gigatonne gap”. No matter what you call it – the gaps needs to be closed – and fast.
Erik Solheim is the Norwegian Minister of Environment and Development. His ministry is one of the co-organisers of the Nansen conference. He explains the reasons of this involvements and his hopes related to the current climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany.
Oddvar Hesjedal, one of the only company’s representative speaking during the conference gives an overview of the projects run by Telenor on disaster-risk reduction in Bangladesh.