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Monthly Archives: December 2009

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Copenhagen Accord — Full Draft Text (updated)

The following is text extracted from a draft of an Accord among Leaders at Copenhagen. Updated on Dec 19 to reflect the latest version. http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/cop_15/application/pdf/cop15_cph_auv.pdf CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES Fifteenth session Copenhagen, 7.18 December 2009 Agenda item 9 High-level segment Draft decision -/CP.15Proposal by the PresidentCopenhagen AccordThe Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers, and [...]

By | December 30th, 2009|News|1 Comment

Bonne année AYICC – Happy New Year AYICC 2010

Dear African Leaders, I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2010. Kindly attached please find a custom made new year card from AYICC coordination to all the African leaders. Kind Regards Sylvia Wambui Wachira Coordinator African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) www.ayicc.net.

By | December 27th, 2009|News|0 Comments

UN urges all countries to sign climate accord

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also urges richer nations to contribute to a multi-billion dollar fund to help poorer countries cope with global warming which will become operational in January. The UN secretary-general on Monday urged all countries to formally sign on to the Copenhagen Accord to start tackling climate change and step up work toward a [...]

By | December 26th, 2009|News|1 Comment

American and Kenyan Youth Deliver Environmental Messages in Copenhagen

As President Obama called world leaders back to the table in Copenhagen to work on an agreement, the White House Offices of Energy and Climate Change and Public Engagement helped facilitate a meeting between White House aides and young environmental leaders from the United States and Kenya. The American coalition hand-delivered hundreds of letters-to-the-President from [...]

By | December 25th, 2009|News|0 Comments

Après l’échec de la conférence de Copenhague, la mobilisation doit continuer !

Le résultat désastreux de Copenhague ne doit pas faire oublier que des millions de citoyens se sont mobilisés en amont de cette conférence derrière un seul et même message : pour sauver la planète, il nous faut un accord international équitable, ambitieux et juridiquement contraignant, qui permette de maintenir l'augmentation des températures en dessous de [...]

By | December 25th, 2009|News|2 Comments

The world reflects on Copenhagen process

Strengths and weaknesses of the UN system for dealing with climate change were highlighted by the process leading to the Copenhagen Accord. When leaders from USA, China, Brazil, India and South Africa sat down together Friday night to draft the Copenhagen Accord which on Saturday became the outcome of the UN conference on climate change, [...]

By | December 21st, 2009|News|0 Comments

Obama: I came here to act

"Our ability to take collective action is in doubt," US President Barack Obama warned the plenary at COP15. As the fifth speaker, President Barack Obama took the floor in the plenary. He stressed that he did not come to talk, but to act. Being the world largest economy and second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, [...]

By | December 18th, 2009|News|0 Comments

African Climate Change: A Call for Environmental Justice

African environmental justice is long overdue. Africans need global leadership and personal commitment to save their children. Not only talk, but action! It is not about the usual so-called ‘global warming’ debate but the erratic African climatic crisis induced by its detrimental effects. . The world’s climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark is convening to devise [...]

By | December 18th, 2009|News|0 Comments