Working issues

Conference: Alternative Ecofin (financial crisis versus fight against poverty)

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03/30/2009 - 09:00
04/04/2009 - 17:00
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Conference: Alternative Ecofin (financial crisis versus fight against poverty)

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

CEE Summer School, Hungary, Summer 2008

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For reasons outlined elsewhere in the report, the Summer School was organised in Hungary, from 16th to the 20th of July, taking place in Horány camp near to Budapest.

The main themes of the camp were:  Read more »

  • Agriculture and Development
  • Climate Justice
  • Solidarity and Economy.
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Presentation of CEE Capacity building Seminar 20-23 May 2007

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Presentation of CEE Capacity building Seminar-
Agriculture, Climate and Development Alternatives- NGO Advocacy
20-23 May 2007  Read more »

Mapping agriculture and development resources

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This document is meant as a map through existing resources (available online) which are related to agriculture and development. This list of resources and websites is non exhaustive.

See the attachment

Climate change and development: mapping of relevant sources

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Climate change: basic facts, Climate change and developing countries, Solutions, Adaptation, International Negotiations, Mitigation, Biofules, Economics... see the attachment.

Adaptation and alternatives

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REID, Hannah, HUQ, Saleemul: Adaptation to climate change: How we are set to cope with the impacts? International Institute for Environment and Development, 2007
http://www.iied.org/pubs/pdfs/17006IIED.pdf

RONQUILLO, Athena (et al.): Future Investment: a Sustainable Investment Plan For The Power Sector To Save The Climate. EREC, Greenpeace, 2007
http://www.energyblueprint.info/fileadmin/media/documents/PressReleases/...

STERN, N., et al.: The Economics of Climate Change: Stern Review: Executive Summary, 2006  Read more »

Implications on development and assistance

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The Climate of poverty : facts, fears and hope. Christian Aid : 2006.
http://www.christianaid.org.uk/Images/climate_of_poverty_tcm15-21613.pdf

Andrew Simms et al. Up in smoke? : Threats from, and responses to, the impact of global warming on human development. International Institute for Environment and Development : 2004
http://www.iied.org/pubs/pdfs/9512IIED.pdf

Stern review : The Economics of Climate Change. Executive Summary.2006
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk./media/4/3/Executive_Summary.pdf  Read more »

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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IPCC : Climate Change 2007 : The Physical Science Basis. Summary for Policymakers. Working Group I Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report.
http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/wg1-report.html

IPCC : Climate Change 2007 : Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Summary for Policymakers. Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report.
http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-spm.pdf

Global climate and development

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Climate is one of defining aspects of our life. Water supply and agriculture – which provides food for all and livelihoods for rural communities, i.e. for most of the human population – critically depend on it. Our way of life is adjusted to the climate of the part of the Earth which we live in. Our economy is built around the current climate. Extreme weather events, such as floods, hurricanes and storms, radically disrupt lives of affected people and cause enormous damage.  Read more »

WTO’s Renewed Attack on Food Sovereignty

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by Sonny Africa

Contents
The Doha Development Agenda (DDA):
Destroying Third World agriculture
Decades of eroding Third World agriculture
State of play on agricultural proposals
US agricultural interests
Third World agriculture with the Doha Round AoA
Conclusion
Abbreviation and Definition of Terms
Endnotes  Read more »