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World Bank President calls for urgent action to fight global warming

threats from climate change World Bank President calls for urgent action to fight global warming

By Rita Payne, eTN Correspondent, London

(eTN) - Regular food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation or ...

Indonesia’s children asking for strong action against climate change

engaging local communities in the implementation of sustainable tourism Indonesia’s children asking for strong action against climate change

School kids from Pangandaran, Indonesia, have urged global tourism leaders to take climate change seriously.

Doha’s failure spells doom for Africa

Climate change conference wraps up Doha’s failure spells doom for Africa

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Kyoto extended till 2020, a resolution package forced through by the Conference Chair, a new draft treaty to be ready by 2015 but no funds yet for Africa and small island states to ...

Delta joins The Climate Registry

Delta Air Lines Delta joins The Climate Registry

ATLANTA, Georgia - Delta Air Lines has joined The Climate Registry with successful verification of its greenhouse gas emissions inventories from 2005 through 2010, enhancing its ongoing commitment ...

Reducing global tourism emissions

UNWTO brings experts together Reducing global tourism emissions

In its on-going effort to cut global tourism emissions, UNWTO brought together experts from United Nations agencies and Oxford University at UN climate change talks in Qatar to present the latest ...

ETS comes under more pressure

EU Emissions Trading System ETS comes under more pressure

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - While some countries appear to have been quietly threatening the EU to block any agreements in upcoming climate talks to show their active disagreement to EU negotiators, should Brussels ...

Saving small island states from drowning

Melting poles Saving small island states from drowning

The Chicago Tribune reported on the melting down of the poles.

World Travel and Tourism Council urges governments to develop climate change policies

Ensuring travel and tourism can grow sustainably World Travel and Tourism Council urges governments to develop climate change policies

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has issued a communiqué during the International Climate Change Negotiations in Durban, which urges governments to develop climate change policies, ...

Climate change: we are all in this together

Challenges on a global scale Climate change: we are all in this together

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change, make decision, and adopt ...

Seychelles tourism chief on panel addressing challenges of climate change to tourism

World Travel Market Conference Seychelles tourism chief on panel addressing challenges of climate change to tourism

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) held a conference at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 on meeting the challenges of climate change and the international experts ...

Australia’s message:  Mainstream tourism must embrace green practices

Climate Shift Australia’s message: Mainstream tourism must embrace green practices

By eTN Staff Writer

Efforts by individual tourism operators to adapt to climate change are being negatively impacted by the lack of action and drive by the broader tourism industry, and by a lack of concrete ...

Achieving sustainable development for small islands

Small Island Developing States Achieving sustainable development for small islands

Seychelles President James Michel has said that Commonwealth leaders have recognized the inherent vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their need for specific developmental ...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting urges international community to address climate change

The vital role of the blue economy Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting urges international community to address climate change

The Commonwealth and Developing Small States Meeting, convened by the Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), has called for ...

IIPT panel of tourism experts to discuss climate change

World Travel Market Panel IIPT panel of tourism experts to discuss climate change

Four prominent international experts will come together on a panel at World Travel Market to discuss the challenges of climate change to tourism and present leading models of best practice.

Model of partnership between one of the smallest and greatest countries in the world

35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Seychelles and China Model of partnership between one of the smallest and greatest countries in the world

Seychelles and China are set to boost and diversify their long-standing relations of cooperation. This emerged in talks between Seychelles President James A. Michel and the Chinese Vice-President ...

World Habitat Day message from President of Seychelles

Climate Change Agenda World Habitat Day message from President of Seychelles

"Cities and Climate" is the theme chosen by the United Nations to designate this year's Habitat Day [October 3].

Small islands states sound alarm over their vulnerability to climate change

Climate Change Threatens Small Island States Small islands states sound alarm over their vulnerability to climate change

Representatives of small island States took to the podium at the General Assembly today to exhort the world to pay greater attention to their vulnerability to climate change, stressing that ...

Seychelles talks about the effects of climate change on tourism

Pushing fauna to the brink Seychelles talks about the effects of climate change on tourism

The Seychelles tourism industry has made a point about the effects of climate change that has been taken up in many of the environment press around the world.

Global Climate Change Ban warns world not to replace ozone-depleting gases

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community today not to replace ozone-depleting gases that are now being phased out with highly potent global warming substitutes.

Ban to sound alarm about climate change on upcoming visit to Pacific Region

UN CHIEF'S UPCOMING VISIT TO PACIFIC REGION Ban to sound alarm about climate change on upcoming visit to Pacific Region

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark on a four-nation visit to Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Kiribati at the end of this week during which the issue of climate change will be ...

Hotels can go green in energy consumption under new UN scheme

United Nations green scheme Hotels can go green in energy consumption under new UN scheme

Hotels will be able to contribute to climate change mitigation while also increasing their profits under a new United Nations-backed ‘green’ scheme offering an online toolkit to evaluate ...

Ban: Climate change a real threat to international peace, security

Warning Of Climate Change's Threat Ban: Climate change a real threat to international peace, security

Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging developed countries to lead the global effort to find ways to mitigate and ...

UN climate change chief calls for political leadership on key issues

Boosting global clean technology cooperation UN climate change chief calls for political leadership on key issues

The top United Nations climate change official said that progress has been made on key issues during the just concluded negotiations in Germany, while areas that will need decisions by the ...

UN urges progress towards low-emissions future

UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn UN urges progress towards low-emissions future

Against the backdrop of new warnings about the rise in greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, the top United Nations climate change official today called on governments to make progress in ...

Report Card: Taleb Rifai on being the UNWTO secretary general

eTn Executive Talk Report Card: Taleb Rifai on being the UNWTO secretary general

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

ETN: You’ve been in office for almost two years, how is it going?

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization UN: Climate change may have "catastrophic" impact on food security

The effects of slow-onset climate change are expected to have “potentially catastrophic” impact on food production in developing countries in future, the United Nations Food and Agriculture ...

Cape Town companies forge full steam ahead with climate change initiatives

Climate Change Leadership Awards Cape Town companies forge full steam ahead with climate change initiatives

The recipients of the second annual Climate Change Leadership Awards (CCLA) were announced at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg on March 29, 2011.

International conference on climate change scheduled for Bangladesh

Impact On Vulnerable Communities International conference on climate change scheduled for Bangladesh

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Africa (eTN) - South Africa and Mali are the African countries expected to participate in the Fifth International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate ...

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