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November 2007 Blog Posts (18)

A journalist's guide to the UN climate change conference in Bali

The 13th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 3rd Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place in Bali, Indonesia from 3-14 December 2007. The meetings are some of the most important to date, as negotiators will be discussing the successor to the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period expires in 2012. This briefing gives a quick overview of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol, the structure and function of the meetings in Bali and some… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on November 23, 2007 at 18:12 — 1 Comment

Climate change and development

[my latest piece for IRI]

F1_GreySadoff_v3_ff.jpg United Nations representatives from 53 countries met at Columbia University recently to discuss the effect of climate change on development goals. The Danish Mission to the United Nations, the IRI and the Earth Institute organized the event. The IRI presented some of its experiences of helping countries become more resilient to climate variability and change.

By convening meetings such as the… Continue

Added by Francesco Fiondella on November 21, 2007 at 20:22 — No Comments

Kyoto's failings

PD31201.jpg In a recent essay, Scott Barrett, a professor at Johns Hopkins, offers some insights on why the Kyoto Protocol was impotent from the start. All gums, no teeth.

What is the Montreal Protocol’s secret of success? One difference between Montreal and Kyoto is that Montreal imposed restrictions on all countries from the start. A second difference is that Montreal created strong incentives for participation and compliance – a combination of carrots and…

Added by Francesco Fiondella on November 20, 2007 at 4:06 — 2 Comments

Unique environmental facts on African countries

Hi Friends,

I am currently working on a publication project on Africa and need some input from environmental researchers. This is a solicitation for unique environmental facts on any country in Africa. Here is an example of the type of environmental fact I am looking for:

"The oil-yielding argan (Argania spinosa) tree is unique to Morocco and grows only in the Sous Valley of southwestern Morocco."

Please forward suggestions to Any help will…


Added by Tejaswi Giri on November 16, 2007 at 3:47 — No Comments

Seventh Science communication congress on 'Technology Communication ' in India

New Delhi is hosting the said congress the seventh in succession and I trust this may genuinely interest many of you interested especially in technology communication. Please mind it is not on communication technology but the other way round ! What is your say?Please read out the details which is as follows before jumping to any conclusions.And yes, wont you like to attend this innovative event yourself ?…


Added by Dr.Arvind Mishra on November 15, 2007 at 3:51 — No Comments

Excited about Bali

Hi everyone,

This is my first post on the RMN and I'm excited to be a part of this network. I will be in Bali for the climate conference in December with my group Conservation International.

We will have numerous scientists and side-events throughout the conference highlighting forest carbon, one of our main focuses of the event. We have examples from Costa Rica, Liberia, Madagascar, China and many more.

I would be more than happy to speak with anyone or organize any…


Added by Marshall Maher on November 12, 2007 at 18:31 — 1 Comment

Radio Scriptwriting Competition - African Farmers’ Strategies for Coping with Climate Change

Developing Countries Farm Radio Network (DCFRN) and CTA are launching a scriptwriting competition entitled African Farmers’ Strategies for Coping with Climate Change. The competition is open to African radio organizations, including broadcasters, production organizations, NGOs with a radio project, farmers’ associations with a radio show, etc.

Competitors are invited to submit a radio script on one of the… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on November 12, 2007 at 17:10 — No Comments

Science in Africa news website

Added by Christina Scott on November 7, 2007 at 15:30 — No Comments

New report -- World's Most Deprived

Press Release, November 6, 2007

Report and background materials are available at:

The World’s Poorest People Not Being Reached

New Study Examines Plight of Poor Living on Less than 50 Cents a Day

Washington, DC…


Added by Michael Rubinstein on November 6, 2007 at 18:37 — No Comments

Health-e news

Added by Christina Scott on November 6, 2007 at 15:30 — No Comments

Global Forest Partnership? One month to comment

What could a Global Forest Partnership look like? The International Institute for Environment and Development is carrying out an independent assessment for the World Bank on possible models for a Global Forest Partnership — consulting with others on objectives, activities, partners, governance and funding. If you work in forestry or other fields of environment and development let us know what you think. You can answer directly at… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on November 6, 2007 at 11:07 — No Comments

Creation of the First Blog on Science in the Arab World

I would like to inform you that I have created the first bilingual Blog on Scientific policies, innovations and culture in the Arab World…


Added by Batir Wardam on November 4, 2007 at 20:51 — No Comments

Who is Ryan Rose?

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Who is Ryan Rose?

Ryan and his Wife Tiffany in Las Vegas for the 2007 NAB Convention This website has been designed to help give you an inside look at who Ryan Rose really is and what kind of an employee he has been and can…


Added by Ryan Rose on November 4, 2007 at 5:33 — No Comments

SciFest Africa, Grahamstown, South Africa

Added by Christina Scott on November 3, 2007 at 7:30 — No Comments

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