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CLIMATE CHANGE KIOSK


 
Friday, 17 November 2006
 
 

10.00 am -11.30 am
Climate change and energy in africa: UNEP activities
A special series of presentations organized by the United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Africa, showcasing projects from the African and local experiences demonstrating forward action in the face of climate change issues.


 


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Presentations

 
 

11.30 am -12.00 pm
Changing the climate change story: Discovery Channel’s FINAL HOUR
Climate change isn't just a problem requiring solutions, it's a seismic re-framing of our world that calls into question the core cultural assumptions which define the post-industrial age and civilization. To solve it involves nothing less than a transformative vision, a new story, another paradigm-shift for which storytelling can and must be the first line of offense. Where story goes the world is sure to follow. The Discovery Channel show, FINAL HOUR, to be seen by an audience of 1.4 billion people in 170 countries, is providing that vision.

 

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Wednesday, 15 November 2006
 
 

4.00 pm -4.30 pm
Climate change and migratory species: Impact of a changing environment on species and their habitats
A presentation elaborating on the changes in habitant distribution, behaviours and behaviours of migratory species and how climate change is affecting their survival.

 

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4.30 pm -5.00 pm
Climate change and biodiveristy: Key considerations for development planning


 

 

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5.00 pm -5.30 pm
Nature conservation policy in the light of climate change
A presentation outlining the mutual benefits of climate change mitigation and nature conservation focusing on the challenges of linking CBD and UNFCCC and on the options for integrating biodiversity issues into the Kyoto .

 

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5.30 pm -6.00 pm
Trade, Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Transition
The presentation discusses key issues at the interface between trade, climate change and sustainable energy transition, identify some of the promissing ways of building climate friendly measures into the international trade system as a means of supporting national level action on climate change, and highlight win-win options and opportunities for sustainable development both in industrialised and industrialising countries

 

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6.0 pm -6.30 pm
Launch of the
Rio Conventions Calendar – featuring the works of Gary Braasch
Through the prism of the photographs of Gary Braasch, the Ansel Adams award-winning photojournalist, participants take an extraordinary around-the-world tour to observe environmental changes from our warming climate to better understand the people and ecosystems that are threatened by climate change, desertification and loss of biodiversity. 

 

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Monday, 13 November 2006
 
 

4.00 pm -4.30 pm
Climate change and Africa: Coping with increasing drought risk
This presentation explores how climate change will impact Africa and, in particular, what coping strategies could be used to manage drought risk. Risk management tools including relevance in the future for those areas most negatively affected by climatic change

 

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4.30 pm -5.00 pm
Drought and regeneration: Climate change adaptation in Niger

Climate change has begun to affect the nomadic peoples of Niger. The number of days per year with a minimum temperature above 30°C is increasing annually. Rainfall in this semi-arid area is becoming increasingly erratic, with changes in timing, frequency and amount of precipitation. Severe droughts have been recurring since 1973, the latest of which occurred in 2004. This climate change is adversely impacting the grasslands, helping to cause the process of desertification and land degradation. The effect on the Tamasheq and Wodaabe nomads who inhabit this area is great. Many have lost their herds of cows and sheep and seen their traditional lands destroyed. Over the past 30 years they have developed strategies to combat the recurrent droughts, and some groups are taking measures to regenerate degraded land, stop desertification and live with the effects of climate change. The effects of drought, and these survival strategies and practices are emphasised.
 

 

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5.00 pm -5.30 pm
How to make the CDM work for Africa
Nine years on from Kyoto and only 4 out of 356 registered CDM projects are from Africa, accounting for less than 0.025% of emission reductions under the mechanism. Clearly there is something wrong. This presentation focuses upon ESD's practical experiences with the CDM in Africa and the lessons learned. Key actions are proposed that would enable Africa to benefit from the CDM and to advance sustainable development on the continent.

 

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5.30 pm -6.00 pm
CARE takes action on climate change
CARE International shares its experiences with "climate-proofing" its poverty reduction efforts, with examples from around the world

 

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Saturday, 11 November 2006
 
 

4.00 pm -4.30 pm
The role of local government in ensuring the aims of the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the UNFCCC. Case Study: City of Cape Town, South Africa
As the sphere of governance closest to communities, local government is well placed to respond to the implementation of the aims UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol, ito a decreasing ghg emissions and responding to the harmful impacts of climate change, in a manner that is sustainable. In South Africa, as is the case with most developing countries, this response is primarily from a developmental perspective and secondarily from a climate change perspective.

 

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4.30 pm -5.00 pm
Zoom - Kids on the move for climate protection
A Europe-wide campaign for children aged 3 to 10 years old on sustainable mobility and climate protection running since 2002 with great success. By collecting Green Footprints the children show the "big ones", what the "small ones"do for the protection of the global climate. A Green Footprint is awarded for each journey made using a sustainable means of transport- on foot, by bike or scooter, or by bus or rail. 

 

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5.00 pm -5.30 pm
Climate change effects on Nunavut

Nunavut is located in the Canadian arctic. It extends from the 60th parallel to the North pole. Nunavut is already feeling the effect of the changing climate and as a result has to ensure the development of appropriate tools to address those effects through adaptation and GHG reduction

 

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5.30 pm -6.00 pm
Main activities of Perugia University about Technologies for Greenhouse Gases Mitigation
The Masters Programme in Technologies for Greenhouse Gases Mitigation of the University of Perugia, directed by Professor Desideri, is the only Masters programme of its kind to date concerning this topic. The courses began in 2004. The spin-off TREE SRL, Technologies for Greenhouse Gases Reduction, is a company founded by many University of Perugia researchers and professors to apply research results to real cases on industries and energy systems and to develop energy and environment technologies for emissions mitigation.

 

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Thursday, 9 November 2006
 
 


4.30 pm -5.00 pm
Local voices, global choices:  Encouraging debate about climate change in the South

Panos seeks to increase public understanding, dialogue and debate on climate change by supporting the media in developing countries to report on climate change stories.  By working with the media and marginalized communities, Panos strives towards greater inclusion of Southern needs and voices in decisions about climate change.

 

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5.00 pm -5.30 pm
Mainstreaming adaptation in developing countries

If the development community is serious about engaging in climate change adaptation it must do so within the context of work already occurring in developing countries.  Adaptation must be mainstreamed into the development process rather than become a burden for developing countries as yet another process.  Drawing on examples from Tearfund’s work on disaster risk reduction and recent research conducted by IDS and Tearfund, it become apparent that there are tools available to help communities engage in adaptive responses.


 

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5.30 pm -6.00 pm
Peatland fires and floods: Combining adaptation and mitigation of climate change
Peatlands are the largest carbon store in the terrestrial biosphere. Climate change and degradation are leading to fires, floods and major greenhouse gas emissions.  The presentation shows how combining mitigation and adaptation strategies is bringing benefits to local communities as well as to the global climate.


 

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Tuesday, 7 November 2006
 
 


4.00 pm -4.30 pm

Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC)
An initiative engineered by African youth to expand existing networks to form an African youth coalition on climate change


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4.30 pm -5.00 pm
Solar Generation and other Conference of Youth organisers

Showcasing youth action both at local and global levels

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5.00 pm -5.30 pm
Climate Compass – a novel way to jump into local climate policy


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