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“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.
With this prize-winning radio feature, Nigerian environment journalist Ugochi Anyaka explores the pros and cons of the Clean Development Mechanism, a central component of the Kyoto Protocol that aims to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. While some say the CDM brings investment, jobs and cleaner energy, others say it is a false solution to the problem of climate change.
In this radio feature, Nigerian journalist Ugochi Anyaka reports on the health effects that people suffer when they burn wood as fuel in their homes – and how tackling this problem can help to limit climate change too.
Africa’s forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Scientists say that deforestation contributes to climate change and leads to extreme weather conditions including floods and drought. Deforestation also deprives people of their livelihoods.
In this edition of Radio Netherlands Worldwide show Africa in Progress, four African climate change experts discuss why it is important for us to protect our trees and what would happen if we continue cut down our forest cover in Africa.
Farmers in Africa suffer when there is extreme weather which scientists say is the effect of climate change. At the UN climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico, most delegates believe giving aid to these farmers is the best way to help them. But some private companies are discussing other options. Winifred Onyimbo reports from the talks in Cancun on how small farmers in places like Kenya could benefit from being insured against extreme weather conditions such as droughts.
The Mexican ocean resort of Cancun is the scene of the 2010 UN climate talks. Almost 200 nations are negotiating on how to reduce carbon emissions which scientists say causes global warming. To many people who have arrived for the conference the choice of Cancun is a little incongrous - a holiday destination of unlimited development, all-inclusive package holidays, and an awful lot of concrete. The local forest was cut down, pushing the indigenious Mayan population further into Mexico’s natural habitat. Ironically, the subject of deforestation has been one of the main topics discussed at the Climate Change summit being held here. Ugochi Anyaka reports from the white beaches and sapphire seas of the Gulf of Mexico.
Central Asia is to face the worst impacts of climate change sooner than most of the regions in the world, according to reports released at the United Nations climate summit being held in Cancun, Mexico. Climate vulnerability is a burning issue on the summit’s agenda, where more than 15000 officials and NGO representatives from around the world are discussing ways of preventing drastic effects of climate change on earth. Meanwhile, independent experts say that the governments from the Central Asian countries are not prepared to put their case strongly in these negotiations. Komila Nabiyeva reports from Cancun, Mexico.