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September 2009 Blog Posts (34)

Impact of climate change on agriculture

Twenty five million more children will be malnourished in 2050 due to effects of climate change, according to a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The report provides specific projections for the year 2050 on crop yield declines, food price increases, and decreased calorie availability due to climate change. It also compares the number of malnourished children in 2050 with and without climate change. Additionally, it projects the costs for overcoming these… Continue

Added by Michael Rubinstein on September 30, 2009 at 19:00 — No Comments

Reducing Poverty While Cutting Carbon Emissions

How many Indonesians have ever read or heard about the issue of global warming and climate change? Studies have shown that climate change awareness is increasing, but this is largely among the educated.

According to an ACNielsen Omnibus survey in six Indonesian cities in February 2007, 70 percent of the 1,700 people surveyed said they had not read or heard anything about the issue of global warming. Only 28 percent said they had. The same study found that 50 percent of people… Continue

Added by Harry Surjadi on September 30, 2009 at 4:17 — No Comments

Police tip off more blast in Peshawar city, security sources

Peshawar (29 September 2009) Police declare ten main Bazaars sensitive of the Peshawar city and warn about bomb blast on Wednesday.

A security source says terrorist now hit the traders and main bazaar to disturb the security situation. He says we have information about bomb blast and suicide attacks in ten bazaar of the peshwar city.

The 10 main bazaar of the city is Hashtangri, Railway bridge Faqir Abad, Qissa Khawani, Ramdas, University town, Board Bazaar, Karhano market and Dabgri… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 29, 2009 at 5:44 — No Comments

NWFP government ban fostering near to road in malakand division

Peshawar (29 September 2009) Provincial government starts survey in swat of destroyed homes in operation. The local police and authorities collect the data of various parts of swat.

Under the kind supervision of Provincial Relief re habilitation & settlement authority police and local government employs start surveys in Bunir and mangora and its will expend the other parts of swat valley , where homes , shops of the people destroyed during operation.

Provincial relief re… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 29, 2009 at 5:43 — No Comments

Leaders in index insurance expand their commitments in Ethiopia

Swiss Re, Oxfam America, The Rockefeller Foundation and Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society announced a joint Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative 2009 meeting in New York, held from September 22 to 25. The collaboration is aimed at helping communities most vulnerable to climate variability and change. It will expand on previous work by the institutions on using index insurance to improve financial and food security…


Added by Francesco Fiondella on September 28, 2009 at 21:30 — No Comments

Study shatters myth that population growth is a major driver of climate change

There is at most a weak link between population growth and rising emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change, says a study published today (28 September) in the journal Environment and Urbanization.

The paper contradicts growing calls for population growth to be limited as part of the fight against climate change and shows that the real issue is not the growth in the number of people but the growth in the number of consumers and their consumption… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on September 28, 2009 at 10:03 — No Comments

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Added by Leonardo Moledo on September 25, 2009 at 19:19 — No Comments

Dead body of Para Chinar Student locates in Peshawar since three days.

Peshawar (23 September 2009) the dead body for Para chinar Degree College Student has been in locates in Peshawar since 20 September because of road blocking.

Resident of Balech Khel Para Chinar Minhaj Ul Hasan who is the student of 2nd year died in Islamabad pims hospital. His dead body returns to peshwar where the parent of student wants to return his dead body to parental graveyard. However, they could not because road is block and there family worried about if they use the way there… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 23, 2009 at 12:31 — No Comments

Terrorist fire F.C Constabulary in Mattani Area one soldier injured.

Peshawar (23 September 2009) Terrorist attacks frontier constabulary vehicles in spena Thana at mattani area on Wednesday.

Local sources says that unknown people who have heavy weapon start firing on FC Convey, which is carrying soldier to kohat from peshwar.

A source says that firing hit four FC officers one is serious injured.

After the attack police, start firing against these unknown terrorist, but they run away from the spot after firing.

Police confirm the firing in… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 23, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments

Green Economy Coalition urges G20 to match rhetoric with action

A new coalition of international business, trade unions, research and environmental organisations is calling on the G20 nations to follow through on their pledges to accelerate the transition to a green economy and secure a visionary global deal on climate change, in an open letter published today.

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Added by MikeShanahan on September 22, 2009 at 11:03 — No Comments

Terrorist Blow up Boys Primary school in Peshawar.

Peshawar (22 September 2009) Terrorist has explosion the primary school in Terai Payan village in town two Peshawar at Tuesday night. GPS Terai Payan is only school in this area, 400 students including 95 girls from the village learn here. The teacher Jalat Khan who’s also the resident of village says that unknown terrorist blast there school last night, he says watch man of schools was out when school blow up. The school working here since 1999 .The… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 22, 2009 at 8:10 — No Comments

Taliban Attack on France Solider at Kapisa District in Afghanistan

Peshawar (22 September 2009) Taliban in Afghanistan claimed attack in France patrolling unit in Kapisa Province.

The claim has come through Hizab Islami group spokesperson Wali Ullah on his telephonic Conversation with local journalist here on Tuesday.

He says that Hizab Islami fighter attack in District Ali Sai, (Roar Gran) valley on France solider deploys from ISAF for work there, the unit was on way to Ghazi Abad Area.

Taliban attack these soldiers and seven France soldier are… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 22, 2009 at 3:10 — No Comments

Imamia Students Organize has Protest in front of Governor House Peshawar

Peshawar (21 September 2009) Imamia student’s organization has protest in front of governor house Peshawar against the Para Chinar road blocking. Protesters have banners they write against slogan Provincial Government, protester call catchphrase against the Governor NWFP. They says that since three year the road has block and student and other people whose staying in Peshawar for education and for business cannot celebrate there eid with families… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 21, 2009 at 9:11 — No Comments

Hizab Islami claimed two assail on Isaf in Afghanistan.

Peshawar (20 September 2009) Hizab Islami claimed attacks on ISAF in different area of Afghanistan and says in these attacks Mujahdeen destroyed three armored vehicles.

The spokesman of Hizab Islami Wali Ullah says to Media Person on telephone that in Logar Province at the area of Khawas Khel Area mujahdeen attack on Isaf armored vehicle through remote control bomb, in this attack Eight Soldier Injured of Isaf.

He claims that in second attack isaf force in District Ali Shang through… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 20, 2009 at 7:42 — No Comments

NHA did not start work in damage Bridges of Dara Adam khel, People of Southern Districts

Peshawar (19 September 2009) National high way authority did not rebuilds the two main bridges in Dara Adam Khel area, which destroyed by Taliban. The vehicles from Peshawar to southern districts walk off to one side of the bridges.

6 month back when Pakistan army start operation in this area, local Taliban destroyed bridges to stop the transporting of pak army.

Now situation is change, and there is no activity of Taliban. Commander Tariq group was active in Dara Adam khel but after… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 19, 2009 at 4:42 — No Comments

Pak Army soldier buried on there local graveyard whose died in UN Peace keeping mission in South Africa.

Peshawar ( 19 September 2009 )Pak Army solders whose on duty at UN Peace keeping mission at South Africa, has been die during duty, has been buried in there local graveyard.

The Telephone operator of 366 Signal Corp Pakistan army deploy to UN Peace Keeping mission in South Africa one year back, where during duty he collapsed from the fourth roof of building and die.

Yesterday the body of 30-year-old Anayat Ullah comes to peshwar where pak army sends it to CMH for Post Mortem, after… Continue

Added by Musarrat Ullah Jan on September 19, 2009 at 4:42 — No Comments

The River Taxis of Cagayan De Oro City

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Mindanao, Philippines-----It could have been an ordinary cruise of the Cagayan De Oro river had it not been for the river taxi that brought us through 17 river barangays.

Liceo de Cagayan University currently manages two river taxis that ply the 10-kilometer stretch of the Cagayan de Oro River. But these are not patrol cars, clarified Dr. Rosalina Huerbana, executive director of the Safer River, Life Saver Foundation (SRLSF), Inc.

The river taxi was conceptualized as… Continue

Added by Maria Congee Gomez on September 18, 2009 at 8:06 — No Comments

Tongan Cabinet has decided not to Ratify CEDAW

Ratify CEDAW

Cabinet has decided not to ratify CEDAW, which is The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

CEDAW is often referred to as a “Bill of Rights” for women. It is the only international instrument that comprehensively addresses women’s rights within political, civil, cultural, economic, and social life. Click here to find out more.

Ratifying (or accepting) CEDAW is the first step in making legislation that… Continue

Added by Sia Adams on September 17, 2009 at 22:30 — No Comments

Business Ready to Work on Building the Low-Carbon Economy

By: Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang (NEA)

The Environment Columnist

Responding to an invitation made at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos by Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 52 companies have joined forces with 34 experts, world thought leaders and organizations to create an unprecedented low-carbon prosperity Task Force. These leaders include Nicholas Stern, Bjorn Stigson of WBCSD, Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, Tim Wirth of the United Nations… Continue

Added by SHEIKH ALKINKY SANYANG on September 17, 2009 at 14:24 — No Comments


By: sheikh Alkinky Sanyang (NEA)

As the Gambia Government is committed to phase out the importation and consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) by January 2010 as enshrined in the Montreal Protocol of 1987 of which The Gambia is a party to, the National Environment Agency, (NEA) in collaboration with the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) has recently concluded a week long trek to all custom border posts throughout the country to discuss with them and other sister security agents… Continue

Added by SHEIKH ALKINKY SANYANG on September 17, 2009 at 14:15 — No Comments

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