Climate Change News - July / August 2013

Carbon credits have become a lucrative commodity on international markets, this is a danger for African populations planning to participate in REDD+ projects. Their forests might become the property of international speculators looking for fast profits.

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Climate Change News - May June 2013

The Food and Agriculture Organization produced a new report on organic, climate-smart agriculture and African family farmers’ knowledge.

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Climate Change News - January 2013

Between 26 November and 7 December the latest round on climate negotiations took place under the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

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UN Climate Summit

December 2011 - the negotiations attained the minimum deal to avoid 4 degrees of warming. The Green Climate Fund expected by the South is still without any sources of funding.

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Moratorium on REDD+ Projects

December 10, 2011 - Indigenous peoples ask for a moratorium on REDD+ projects. This market-based mechanism is influencing the commodification of forests and threatening indigenous peoples with forced displacement from their lands and the establishment of monocrop agriculture for genetically modified foods and logging plantations.  

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Durban, COP 17 (2011)

November 28, the conference for climate, COP 17, opens in Durban until December 9, 2011. Africa, a victim of global warming even if not responsible, hosts the conference.

2012 marks the end of commitments under the Kyoto Protocol to fight against climate change. New obligations should be negotiated at the international level to extend the influence of Kyoto.

But there will be no post-Kyoto 2015. The European Union plays a crucial role for an extension of the Kyoto Protocol between 2012 and 2015.

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CLIMATE : the ethical responsibility of Churches

Behind the climate issue, and the economic responses to it, lies everyone’s and every nation’s responsibility for ethical behaviour and solidarity towards their peers, near and far. The Church, as an authority and a people, has a share in this responsibility.

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Food security and climate change

Christian representatives to link food security and climate change at UN conference

To read the Press Alert of November 29th 2011:

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WCC's Declaration on Human Rights & Climate change

October 2010 -  The World Council of Churches adopted this declaration at the end of the conference “Human Rights? An approach to respond to the challenge of Climate Change” in Geneva.

AEFJN and many others signed it.

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Copenhaguen Conclusions: The failure is a challenge

The three-page “Copenhagen Accord“ is not a politically binding agreement. The small-scale farmers and indigenous peoples – as well as those, more generally, who depend on land and water resources for their livelihoods and constitute half of the world’s hungry – will suffer most.

This failure is a challenge! The fight is not over. We must work harder by solidarity and for our children and our planet. AEFJN campaign will continue until we get a satisfying deal for people living in Africa and elsewhere!

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Disappointment for some, win or respite for the others

Right to Food, the roots for successful climate change policies

The Special Rapporteur on the right to Food warns that only climate policies deeply rooted in a human rights regime can guarantee minimized impacts upon the most vulnerable.


“This is not a theoretical debate. There are real cases of violations of the right to food linked to climate policies” O. de Schutter said.

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