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Fra Tuvalu til Afrikas Horn – Tilpasning forbi det grønne fondet

Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Seminar

Fra Tuvalu til Afrikas Horn – Tilpasning forbi det grønne fondet

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…

Too many Tuvaluans? 2/2

Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Sustainability

Too many Tuvaluans? 2/2

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.

Too many Tuvaluans? (1/2)

Posted on 17. Jul, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Sustainability

Too many Tuvaluans? (1/2)

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.

Mitigate or flee?

Posted on 09. Jul, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Mitigation, UNFCCC, displacement

Mitigate or flee?

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.

99 ways to use a coconut #14

Posted on 07. Jul, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Bits, Coconut

99 ways to use a coconut #14

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.

99 ways to use a coconut #8 – #13

Posted on 05. Jul, 2011 by Lan Marie in Bits, Coconut

99 ways to use a coconut #8 – #13

Going on a picnic is a very popular Tuvaluan time-killer. You can go with your friends, your family or your colleagues. Read how Tuvaluans can make their picnic totally wastefree and local at the same time!!

Is Tuvalu lacking water? Part 1/3

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by Lan Marie in Climate Change, water

Is Tuvalu lacking water? Part 1/3

The Tuvaluan Government is asking for more water tanks in its National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) in order to secure fresh water access for its citizens. « More water tanks, we need more water tanks », says many Tuvaluans when you ask them about their access to fresh water. But is this really what Tuvaluans need?

When gaps become abyss

Posted on 15. Jun, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Mitigation, UNFCCC

When gaps become abyss

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.

Meeting the refugees of the 21st century

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by admin in Nansen Conference

Meeting the refugees of the 21st century

Elisabeth Rasmusson, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) explains how the climate related natural events are affecting the global population, creating a new category of displaced persons. The NRC was one of the main organizers of the Nansen Conference (Oslo, 5th to 7th of June 2011).

Interview with Mr. Solheim, Minister of Environment and Development

Posted on 06. Jun, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Nansen Conference

Interview with Mr. Solheim, Minister of Environment and Development

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.

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