Climate Talks Kick Off in Qatar

Researchers have called for an increasing focus on agriculture in climate change discussions ahead of a United Nations summit in Doha.

The livelihoods of ocean-dependent peoples are being threatened.

  • Africa:  Cop18 Begins in Qatar, 26 November 2012

    Some 200 nations from around the globe have gathered in Doha, Qatar, for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) taking place from today at the Qatar National ... read more »

  • Africa:  Will Redd+ Undermine Democracy or Transform It?

    AlertNet, 23 November 2012

    A climate mitigation scheme aiming to protect the world's forests must work through local democratic institutions or risk leaving communities and indigenous groups open to ... read more »

  • Africa:  To Save Trees, Save People

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 21 November 2012

    Scientists are pushing for changes to a UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss. Environmentalists have long argued the mechanism must also ... read more »

  • Africa:  Vital UN Climate Change Talks Open in Doha With Call for Action

    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 26 November 2012

    The 18th United Nations Climate Change Conference has opened in Doha, with a call for action from the President of the sessions. read more »

Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Atttiyah at the 18th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha.

  • Africa:  Ahead of Climate Talks, UN Report Warns Greenhouse Gas Emissions Still Increasing

    UN News Service, 22 November 2012

    As countries prepare to meet next week at a major United Nations meeting on climate change, the world body today released a new report which finds that the concentration of warming ... read more »

  • Africa:  A Four-Degree Warmer World

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 19 November 2012

    A new report released just days ahead of the UN climate change talks to be held in Doha, Qatar, paints an unnerving picture of a four-degree Celsius warmer world by the end of the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Ocean-Dependent People Threatened

    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 21 November 2012

    Fish are a primary source of protein for more than one billion of the poorest people on the planet. They are the most vulnerable to the effects of changing oceans due to adverse ... read more »

  • Africa:  Arab World Views On Climate Change

    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 25 November 2012

    While climate change is a relatively modern phenomenon for much of the world, people living in Arab regions have coped with similar conditions for thousands of years. read more »