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July 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Will Burma’s development projects smash ethnic livelihoods?

A giant construction project managed by an Italian-Thai company has come across a number of major barricades in Karen State, according to Karen News on Tuesday. Villagers say they have not been compensated for the loss of their land and the Karen National Union has stopped it building a highway to Thailand.

The Thai industrial giant behind a controversial deep-sea port project in Burma (Myanmar) said that 10,000 people would have to leave their homes to make way for the development,…

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Added by Zin Linn on July 21, 2011 at 1:00 — No Comments

KENYAN GOVERNMENT KEEN TO REAP FROM CARBON TRADE



The Kenyan government is positioning itself to reap from carbon trade. Carbon trade involves limiting the amount of carbon and other greenhouse gases that companies or countries can release into the atmosphere by providing economic gain.





“Environmental carbon markets have emerged as significant outcomes of… Continue

Added by Robert Okemwa Onsare on July 10, 2011 at 8:49 — No Comments

WATER QUANTITY AND QUALITY A CHALLENGE IN KENYA



Kenya is one of those countries in the world that is seriously grappling with water quality and quality, said Prof. Lucy Irungu the principal of college of biological and physical sciences, Chiromo campus, University of Nairobi, during the launch of a report by the Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN) titled "Africa's… Continue

Added by Robert Okemwa Onsare on July 10, 2011 at 8:23 — No Comments

Africa to set up climate fund



African leaders are setting plans to launch a fund this year for Africa to access and manage its share of money from the global United Nations Green Climate Fund, according to U.N.

The fund which is one of the few agreements since 2009 is expected to deliver $ 100 billion per year by 2020 by the United Nations.

Officials from AU and UN say that the fund will be established and accounted for by the African Development bank since many African…

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Added by Nevill Misigo Kavuludi on July 6, 2011 at 15:31 — 2 Comments

Climate Information Crucial to Help Reduce Risk and Limit Disaster Damage

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Forecasts can play an invaluable role when used properly in helping humanitarian agencies and governments plan for and prevent disasters, according to the latest Climate and Society publication launched by the IRI and the American Red Cross last week in Washington D.C.

Climate and weather disasters, from the massive floods in Pakistan, Australia and Colombia, to the devastating…

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Added by Francesco Fiondella on July 5, 2011 at 19:17 — No Comments

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