Loss and Damage from Climate Change-A human rights perspective

~graham reeder While climate change negotiations have stagnated over time due to a lack of political will, many are arguing that the diplomatic approach that the UNFCCC has taken to arriving at agreement—one where treaties and agreements are built out of what parties are willing to contribute or concede—does not do justice to the urgency and potency of the issues at hand. Some lawyers...

Cross-post from the Washington Spectator: New Voices-Climate Change Adaptation

This blog was originally published on the Washington Spectator's website, check out their blog at  http://washingtonspectator.org/index.php/Blog/latest.html New Voices: On Climate Change Adaptation November 16, 2012 | Graham Reeder New Voices is The Washington Spectator's blog series by guest writers under age 25. The series spotlights a diversity of...

Earth in Brackets at CBD COP11 in Hyderabad

  Mariana Calderon is currently reporting from COP 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India. She will be working closely with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) as well as developing her own work as part of Earth in Brackets. Follow her take on developments at the negotiations here, and keep up to date on facebook and twitter! Mariana is from...

Cross post: Rio+20 fails to deliver on Health and Migration issues

  -Cross posted from the International Centre for Migration Health and Development (ICMHD) at  http://icmhd.wordpress.com/ Rio+20 fails to deliver on Health and Migration issues As the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20 or the Earth Summit, wrapped up at the end of last week, responses from experts, media and civil society ranged from lukewarm notes...

Statement on behalf of 60% of the world’s population in the Durban Platform

More analysis to come....this was delivered by Venezuela Submission on the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Durban Plataform (AWG-DP) Bonn, 22nd of May Thank you for giving me the floor. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has the honor to make a statement on behalf of Argentina, Algeria, Bahrain, Bolivia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt,...