Daily Archives: December 15, 2014

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Published on Dec 15, 2014

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Published on Dec 15, 2014

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COP20 daily update with Saleemul Huq, 13 December


IIED

Published on Dec 15, 2014

IIED senior fellow and ICCCAD director Saleemul Huq reports on the 13th day of the UNFCCC climate talks in Lima, Peru from 1-12 December 2014 – that were only supposed to last 12 days!

It’s frustrated Huq who supplies his latest vlog, dismayed by a lack of progress with the negotiations, despite late efforts to find agreement. He discusses the efforts to find a deal, what’s missing from the draft text and how hopeful he is of getting the agreement the world needs.

See more about the event at www.iied.org/COP20 and www.DCdays.org, and on Twitter via #COP20.

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Latest from UN Climate talks in Peru


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Published on Dec 9, 2014

Thom Hartmann talks with Kyle Ash, International Climate Policy Expert-Greenpeace U.S. (LIVE from climate talks in Lima, Peru)

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DOJ ends persecution of NY Time’s journalist James Risen


RT America

Published on Dec 15, 2014
The Department of Justice recently announced it will not subpoena and pursue criminal charges against New York Times journalist James Risen in an effort to force the writer to reveal a conferential source. Free speech and civil liberties advocates have long lambasted the federal government for its coercion efforts against the veteran reporter, and are welcoming the move as a victory for journalistic freedom and government transparency. RootsAction.org’s Norman Solomon tells RT’s Ben Swann why this victory is so important.

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EV & N – 129 – CCTV | Kumi Naidoo – Grassroots Leadership + Global Vision

https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/188300
https://www.cctvcambridge.org/user/ccra

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Further materials from Kumi Naidoo
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BBC News – Denmark challenges Russia and Canada over North Pole

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30481309
15 December 2014 Last updated at 12:50 ET

Russia and Canada have also asserted their sovereignty over the region
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Denmark has presented a claim to the UN, arguing that the area surrounding the North Pole is connected to the continental shelf of Greenland, a Danish autonomous territory.

Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said it was a “historic and important milestone” for Denmark.

Canada and Russia have already asserted their own sovereignty over the energy-rich Arctic territory.

Arctic nations have agreed that a UN panel will settle the dispute.

The focus of the dispute is the Lomonosov Ridge, a 1,800km-long (1,120 miles) underwater mountain range that splits the Arctic in two.

Back in 2008, a US Geological Survey report estimated that as much as 22% of the world’s undiscovered and recoverable resources lay north of the Arctic Circle, but the North Pole itself is unlikely to have much oil or gas beneath its deep waters.

A team from the Danish mission at the UN presented three boxes to the commission on Monday, a spokesman told the BBC.

The 21-member panel investigating the competing claims to the pole will have to decide whether the scientific evidence put forward is valid. If the claims overlap, the relevant states will then have to negotiate, the spokesman said.

…(read more).

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Emissions-Cutting Deal Reached at COP 20 Lima, But Will It Help Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change?


democracynow

Published on Dec 15, 2014

http://democracynow.org – After more than 30 hours of extended talks, a global agreement on climate change was reached over the weekend at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries agreed to a new deal that forms the basis for a global agreement on addressing climate change. Supporters say it marks the first time all nations have agreed to cut back on carbon emissions. The final draft says all countries have “common but differentiated responsibilities” to deal with global warming. The countries most dissatisfied with the outcome in Lima were those who are poor and already struggling to rebuild from the impacts of climate change. We host a roundtable with guests from three continents: in Peru, Suzanne Goldenberg, U.S. environment correspondent for The Guardian; in London, Asad Rehman, head of international climate for Friends of the Earth; and in New Delhi, Nitin Sethi, associate editor at Business Standard.

Watch all our reports from the U.N. climate summit in Lima, Peru on our website:
http://www.democracynow.org/topics/li…

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Evo Morales llama a proteger la vida durante la COP20

teleSUR tv

Published on Dec 9, 2014

El presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, expresó durante la COP20 que el cambio climático es uno de los mayores desafíos globales de nuestro tiempo, siendo los países en desarrollo continúan siendo los que sufren más los efectos adversos del cambio climático. El mandatario llamó a los países del mundo “a realizar un acuerdo climático basado en la protección de la vida y a la Madre Tierra y no en el mercado, la ganancia y del capitalismo”. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/evo…

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Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks on Climate Change at the COP-20

U.S. Department of State

Published on Dec 11, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on climate change at the COP-20 in Lima, Peru on December 11, 2014.

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