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Occupy Durban, some photos from outside the walls of the COP
Other recent video and photo features
Jamaica’s ‘powerless’ fishermen watch livelihoods disappear
“Nobody cares about us, nobody.” Jamaica’s fishermen are in despair. Warming coastal waters, and the destruction of coral reefs have seen their catches dwindle. Increasingly frequent hurricanes often means it’s too dangerous to go to sea. Many fear what the future holds. Listen here.
Other recent radio stories
Offsite articles by CCMP fellows
The Kashmir mountains are a beautful setting, but the impacts of climate change are beginning to be felt as the water seems to be drying up.»
With the feisty lyrics of American rap legend Tupac pumping out of the car stereo, 36-year-old Steve Okoikpi manoeuvres his only-slightly ageing Mercedes Benz through sharp bends on the road. The destination is Akasanko, a forest community of about 500 people in the outskirts of Calabar, the capital of Cross River State. Cross River lies [...]»
Brazil has dramatically slowed down the rate of Amazon deforestation in the past six years. But restoring the swathes of rainforest is another huge challenge – and one that is meeting powerful political opposition.»
Nepalese journalist Ramesh Bhushal reflects on what his trip to cover the UN climate change conference in Durban means for his future reporting on forests, climate and water.»
Busisiwe Ndlela was radiant when I met her yesterday. Just this month, and with money she earned selling tiny trees, she has bought a new cupboard and an electric stove and she is proud as can be. I met this 60-year old mother of seven on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa where she and hundreds [...]»
Climate change threatens to add to the risks faced by Tanzania threatened wild species, with knock-on effects for people whose livelihoods depend on them – from farmers to those employed in the tourism sector.»
For about 95 countries (those in colours other than red), this map shows the number of pre-registered participants and the climate risk index for 2010 as determined by GermanWatch.»
Negotiating blocks help small countries stand toe to toe with the most powerful in the UN climate change negotiations, but even so the main power lies in the hands of large individual nations.»
One of Indonesia’s biggest challenges in climate change is being forced to redesign its economic model. Daju Pradnja Resosudarmo, a researcher on forestry governance from CIFOR says the problem is around 70% of Indonesia’s non-tax revenue comes from natural resources. Therefore keeping forests dead is still the more profitable than keeping forests them alive. The problem is that many of the decisions in Indonesia rest at regional and provincial level, where the national government has less power and reach.»