For Indigenous peoples climate change is not a political slogan but an inescapable reality of their daily life. In a new series for the Ecologist, Gleb Raygorodetsky explores how different communities are responding to the challenges of climate change ...
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CONVERSATIONS WITH THE EARTH
RTCC, July 29, 2014
▶ WHY ARE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE SIDELINED AT UN CLIMATE TALKS? THEY HAVE THEIR OWN ANSWERS TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND SHOULD BE HEARD http://www.rtcc.org/2014/07/29/why-are-indigenous-people-sidelined-at-un-climate-talks/
March 2, 2012 All Africa
▶AFRICA: RURAL WOMEN LEAD THE WAY ON CLIMATE http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00015839.html
VIDEO: LinkTV World News
HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
"RESTORING THE EARTH - RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA"
▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41
WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY
June 27, 1013 National Geographic
▶ WORLD HERITAGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: LESSONS FROM INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF ALTAI, RUSSIA http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/27/world-heritage-and-climate-change-lessons-from-indigenous-peoples-of-altai-russia/
July 3, 2014 Huffington Post Green, Carl Gibson:
▶ CRANE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON LOCAL SOLUTIONS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-gibson/cranes-and-climate-change_b_3537639.html
allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014
▶ DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html
STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?
HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
April 7, 2011 National Geographic
▶ RESTORING THE SACRED WEB OF LIFE IN SIBERIA'S GOLDEN MOUNTAINS http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/04/07/altai_golden-mountains_russia-pictures/
Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶ THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:
IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case
Mongabay, February 05, 2014
▶ GAS COMPANY TO DRILL IN MANU NATIONAL PARK BUFFER ZONE, IMPERILING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0204-hill-gas-manu.html?n3ws1ttr
▶ UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY http://sco.lt/64XtcP
CLIMATE-SMART, SUSTAINABLE COFFEE FARMING IN UGANDA
July 9, 2013 Guardian, Farming and Food Security
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
▶ DEVELOPMENT FOR WHOM? With the Asia region becoming the new investment and economic development hub, indigenous peoples face increasing marginalization and violations to their individual and collective rights. http://www.aippnet.org/index.php/publication-sp-2697/human-rights/1418-briefing-paper-development-for-whom
▶ WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666
...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."
However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....
▶ THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL. THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth
May 18, 2013 New York Times
-▶ THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0
Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
-▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/
Guardian Development, February 18, 2014
▶ AID TO AFRICA: PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT (G8) NEW PRIORITY http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/aid-africa-private-sector-investment-priority-new-alliance
WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
▶FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY http://sco.lt/9KW9w
▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R
Guardian, February 18, 2014
▶ G8 WANTS TO TAKE OVER AFRICA AGRICULTURE: FOR EXPORT
TANZANIA: LARGE-SCALE FARMING TURNS SMALL FARMERS INTO MERE LABOURERS http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/tanzania-large-scale-farming-small-farmers-labourers
THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
World Development Movement
-▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food
-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3
▶ THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD PRODUCTION AND POVERTY ERADICATION http://sco.lt/7SRAUj