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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.

Norwegians got the cheapest petrol in Europe

Posted on 12. Jun, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Bits

Norwegians got the cheapest petrol in Europe

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.

Did we learn our lesson from the tsunami?

Posted on 15. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tsunami

Did we learn our lesson from the tsunami?

What does it really help to be 12 meter above the sea, in a three-story brick house, if a big wave should come our way? Some of the tsunami-waves in 2004 were up to 30 meters high; the wave that hit Japan measured 10 meters. On the small 1,4 square kilometres were the 5000 inhabitants of the capital lives, there are actually no place to hide.


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