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May 2008 Blog Posts (7)

Agricultural water management and climate risk

Feasible investments in agricultural water management are likely to bring the greatest livelihood benefit to the rural poor of sub-Saharan Africa and parts of South Asia if they are part of a comprehensive approach to managing climate risk, according to a new report from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

"Despite the known impacts of current climate risk…


Added by Francesco Fiondella on May 30, 2008 at 0:33 — No Comments

World Conference of Science Journalists 2009 - website launched

The World Conference of Science Journalists 2009 - which will take place in London - has a new website:

Added by MikeShanahan on May 19, 2008 at 12:13 — 3 Comments

Myanmar is burning but we can do very little to help?

By Owino Owuor Gabriel

The response of the governments of Myanmar to the disasters that has invaded their people this month is disastrous. This criminally installed government by military force in 1988 has refused to open up for the world to see the destruction wrecked by Cyclone Nargis and has blocked foreign aid workers and has controlled the delivery of supplies of food and medicine. This military regime remains adamant, and even as another cyclone causes ravage on the devastated… Continue

Added by Owino D Gabriel on May 18, 2008 at 10:17 — No Comments

Climate Change Media Workshop for Southeast Asian Journalists extended until JUNE 30,2008

Application EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 30, 2008

Reporting Climate Change: Creating a Climate of Change in Southeast Asia

Open: May 13, 2008

Deadline: JUNE 30,2008

Location: Manila, Philippines

Countries: Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, as well as from China and Bangladesh

Workshop Date: early AUGUST 2008

The Philippine Science Journalists Association, Inc. (PsciJourn), with… Continue

Added by Imelda Abano on May 14, 2008 at 3:30 — No Comments

Side events at the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Bonn

Here are some detailed of side events that the International Institute for Environment and Development is involved in at the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Bonn this month. For more details about the conference and side event venues, see:


Added by MikeShanahan on May 13, 2008 at 12:44 — No Comments

Making food systems work for people and planet

With food hitting the headlines like never before, the International Institute for Environment and Development has launched a web-based publication that describes how to rethink food production and distribution for environmental and social gain.

Towards Food Sovereignty is an online book with linked video and audio files, whose first three chapters are now freely available at IIED’s website.

“Rising food prices and fears that biofuel production will reduce the availability… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on May 6, 2008 at 13:03 — No Comments

Avina awards for sustainable-development journalism in Latin America

Registrations have opened for the Second Edition of AVINA Awards of Investigative Journalism for Sustainable Development in Latin America.

More information here:

Added by MikeShanahan on May 6, 2008 at 10:40 — No Comments

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