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Durban Summit Set To Reshape Climate Financing

Durban Summit Set To Reshape Climate Financing | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was agreed at the Copenhagen summit two years ago as a means of directing $100bn of aid per year to developing countries, with rich countries providing a further $30bn of fast-start finance in the interim.
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A Climate Deal Comes Together in Durban

A Climate Deal Comes Together in Durban | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

As the climate talks concluded today, Parties agreed to move forward with a “Durban Package” that includes a pathway forward on a legally-binding instrument for all countries, an agreement on a second commitment for the Kyoto Protocol, and a set of decisions to implement the Cancun Agreements, including the Green Climate Fund.

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We can raise finance for Green Climate Fund

We can raise finance for Green Climate Fund | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

PLANNING minister Trevor Manuel outlined how finances could be raised for the ambitious $100 billion (R810.05bn) Green Climate Fund, in an exclusive interview with The Mercury this week.

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Calling All Boomers: Don’t Start More Nonprofits

Calling All Boomers: Don’t Start More Nonprofits | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

Many people probably rejoiced when they heard about a study released last week showing that 12 million baby boomers want to start their own nonprofit or socially oriented business over the next decade.

 

But it’s hard to imagine those findings cheered many people who understand the nonprofit world.

 

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CFA Environmental Funds Tool Kit

CFA Environmental Funds Tool Kit | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

The CFA Environmental Funds Tool Kit was presented last November 9 at the 13th RedLAC General Assembly in Paramaribo, Suriname. CFA member María José González (Mar Fund) and CFA Secretary Fernanda Barbosa (Funbio) presented this web based tool to the 90+ attendees and received positive feedback from users.

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People and biodiversity: does REDD+ benefit both?

People and biodiversity: does REDD+ benefit both? | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

A global webinar this week – attended by 160 people from 44 different countries – marked the launch of a user-friendly manual that enables REDD+ project proponents to carry out cost-effective social and biodiversity impact assessments (SBIA).

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Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol next month | Climate Connections

Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol next month | Climate Connections | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Delegates at the conference will also be hammering out the details of a plan to administer the Green Climate Fund, money that is to help poor countries deal with climate change. The fund is expected to grow over the next ...
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IUCN - SOS boosts wild tiger conservation

IUCN - SOS boosts wild tiger conservation | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
On-the-ground efforts to save the tiger have been given a major boostfrom SOS (Save Our Species) — a global conservation fund implemented by IUCN, the World Bank and GEF (Global Environment Facility) — the project will improve enforcement...
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Eco-Business.com | Asia Pacific's largest green business community ...

Eco-Business.com | Asia Pacific's largest green business community ... | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Economic problems in Europe and elsewhere should not get in the way of a new pact to fight global warming, China’s top climate official said on Tuesday ahead of major climate talks in South Africa.
Delegates from nearly 200 countries meet from Monday till Dec 9 in Durban as part of marathon U.N.-led negotiations on a broader pact to curb growing greenhouse gas emissions as the world faces rising sea levels and greater weather extremes.
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GoodnessTv - The Forest Connection - Conservation International (CI) at COP15 in Copenhagen

GoodnessTv - The Forest Connection - Conservation International (CI) at COP15 in Copenhagen | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
As the international climate change discussion heats up, CIs leaders and partners explain a crucial strategy for climate change mitigation: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus conservation (REDD+).
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What to Aim For, and Expect, at the UNFCCC Climate Talks in ...

What to Aim For, and Expect, at the UNFCCC Climate Talks in ... | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

The thousands of delegates preparing to descend on Durban for COP17 should read Robert F. Kennedy’s famous “Day of Affirmation” speech en route. They will discover a call to action as powerful today as it was almost half a century ago..

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The Nation's Mayors Seek President's Continued Support for Land and Water Conservation Fund - City Parks Alliance

The Nation's Mayors Seek President's Continued Support for Land and Water Conservation Fund - City Parks Alliance | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - 50 mayors across the country urged President Obama this week to support federal funding of urban parks and green space as a strategy for creating jobs and driving economic development.
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No point in Kyoto pact extension without US, says Britain News

While supporting the extension of Kyoto Protocol, Britain says it won’t be good for the European Union (EU) to sign up for a second commitment to the only legally binding agreement on emission cuts if the US and other major economies do not follow suit.

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The EU continues to fail in financing successful and effective LIFE programmes

The EU continues to fail in financing successful and effective LIFE programmes | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
On Monday 12 December, the European Commission proposed the renewal after 2013 of the LIFE programme, a key tool for financing biodiversity and the Natura 2000 network.
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Climate smart REDD+ | REDD-Net

Climate smart REDD+ | REDD-Net | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Most of the action has been on the sidelines, in the many side events, but there are indications that the negotiators are also getting down to business, particularly in relation to the Green Climate Fund, and hopefully on REDD+ ...
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Climate finance should not add to the external debt burdens of poor recipient countries.

The United Nations Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Cephas Lumina, urged the international climate change gatherings currently underway in Durban, South Africa, to ensure that finance under the proposed Green Climate Fund does not exacerbate the external debt burdens of recipient countries.

 

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CIFOR Forests Blog » Forested countries need reassurance

CIFOR Forests Blog » Forested countries need reassurance | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
“REDD is a massive investment for developing countries, and they need the assurance that REDD is the right path to take, otherwise they will have little incentive to develop programmes at the national level,” said Kristy Graham, ...
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After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Kyoto enshrined the principle that developed countries must reduce emissions while developing countries may not. This made sense in the 1990s, but not today, when fast-growing developing countries contribute over half of global emissions and slow-growing industrial nations question why they should bear the greater burden. Negotiators haven’t agreed on a new formula. No one expects great progress in Durban.
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DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE RECESSION HITS THE GREEN ...

DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE RECESSION HITS THE GREEN ... | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
At stake in Durban is a whole lot of green or red or grey, depending on your country’s color of currency. The 100 billion dollar Green Climate Fund is supposed to be finalized and Kyoto 2.0 is supposed to do something about all those flatulent cows who are dooming the planet. It’s a serious problem, not because there are mobs of polar bears windsurfing on melting glaciers down to Hawaii, but because a whole lot of influential people who got in on the ground floor of Global Warming Scam 1.0 are about to lose their tie dyed shirts.
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Financing battle emerges at climate change talks | Missouri News

Putting the final touches on what's known as the Green Climate Fund is a top issue at the 192-party U.N. climate conference that was in its second day Tuesday in the South African coastal city of Durban, and one of the keys of ...
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Durban UN climate talks could see modest, incremental progress

Amid the dismal global economic climate and the nearing expiration of the sole international agreement that obligates nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, the Kyoto Protocol, representatives from more than 190 countries are gathering in Durban, South Africa to continue negotiations toward a comprehensive global agreement to curb climate change.

 

Regrettably, but not surprisingly, this year’s annual two-week meeting of countries party to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – the 17th Conference of Parties, or COP-17 – is generally anticipated to make only modest, incremental progress.

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Grid operators and environmental organisations team up to promote sustainable modernisation of electricity grids | BirdLife Community

19 Grid Operators and Environmental NGOs signed the European Grid Declaration on Electricity Network Development and Nature Conservation in Europe on 10 November 2011 in Brussels, in an open signatory process.
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At Durban Climate Talks, a Test of Leadership

At Durban Climate Talks, a Test of Leadership | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Two years ago, the world was watching as climate talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began in Copenhagen. We all knew that global cooperation was essential to protect our communities, nations and planet from the dangerous impacts of climate change.

 

But as negotiations kick off next week in Durban, South Africa — and the world struggles to deal with debt-ridden economies, political upheavals and protests taking place across the globe — international attention is focused elsewhere.
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The Dayton Foundation: Media & Publications – The Foundation in the News

The Dayton Foundation: Media & Publications – The Foundation in the News | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
B-W Greenway Community Land Trust and the Wildlife Conservation Foundation for Ohio have been selected as recipients for grants this year from The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund of The Dayton Foundation. Both organizations received $5,000 awards, which were presented recently at the fund’s 6th Annual Meeting held at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
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UN chief hails poor nations over climate change | Nepal Mountain ...

Some of the countries most affected by climate change should be an “inspiration” to rich nations on reducing their emissions, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday.
Speaking at the Climate Vulnerable forum — which brings together countries most affected by climate change — Ban praised low-lying nations such as the Maldives, Costa Rica and Samoa for committing to become carbon neutral, news agency AFP quoted Ban.
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