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Oddvar Hesjedal, business and disaster-risk reduction

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

Oddvar Hesjedal, business and disaster-risk reduction

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.

Interview with Ms. Margaretha Wahlstrom

Posted on 06. Jun, 2011 by admin in Nansen Conference

Interview with Ms. Margaretha Wahlstrom

Margaretha Walstrom is United Nations special representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Chair of the Nansenconference in Oslo, June 2011.

Climate “refugees” – The unsolved questions

Posted on 05. Jun, 2011 by Lan Marie in Uncategorized

Climate “refugees” – The unsolved questions

Where will the inhabitants of small island nations go if or when their country becomes uninhabitable? What rights should they have in their new home? What citizen status would they have? Would they still be a country? How can a completely displaced population be governed? And should climate refugees really have special international legal protection?

Will there be no more floods?

Posted on 30. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Interview, Religion

Will there be no more floods?

God promised Noah there would be no more floods. How does a society, where Christianity is a major part of everyday life and a prerequisite for social acceptance, receive messages of submergence and sea level rise?

Tuvaluan children sharing their thoughts on Climate change

Posted on 16. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Adaptation to climate change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu, Sustainability

Tuvaluan children sharing their thoughts on Climate change

Do you wonder what Tuvaluan children think about climate change? We did a workshop with 32 twelve and thirteen year olds and was amazed by their knowledge.

The Parliament is on

Posted on 15. Apr, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Politics

The Parliament is on

In April, 4 months after the beginning of 2011, the Government of Tuvalu is still running without budget. Will the Tuvaluan parliament be able to pass a budget at this parliament session?

Pacific islands fighting for their tuna

Posted on 13. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Fishery, Sustainability, economy

Pacific islands fighting for their tuna

- We small pacific islands don’t have the resources to take the risks of investing in big fishing vessels. But as our fish is often the only source of revenue that we have it is important for our
long-term benefit to manage our resources sustainably and at the same time ensure that we are reaping a fair return for our tuna resources from fishing.

The poorest on the edge of water scarcity

Posted on 03. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Adaptation to climate change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu, Interview

The poorest on the edge of water scarcity

- Not everybody can get a tank. The project only provides the gutters, the gutter work and a tank. The users have to have a good roof and a platform where the tank can stand. If they cannot provide this, they will not get any water tank.

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 2/2

Posted on 30. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 2/2

If drought preparedness was simply about collecting more water – building reservoirs or desalination plants without considering the implications of wastewater – it would be too expensive. A much cheaper and sustainable solution is to manage water better, says Catherine Moulogo at the water department.

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 1/2

Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Climate Change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 1/2

We highly recommend that people use well water for secondary use only, like washing, flushing the toilet and so on. No one should drink the ground water anymore, says Dr. Nese Ituaso-Conway at the hospital and responsible of testing the water quality on Funafuti.

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