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Negotiating Africa’s Interests on Climate Change: The African Group of Negotiators

Written by Lorraine Dongo Cracked earth from drought in Africa Photo: ALAMY Climate change affects us all, but it does not affect us all equally. The poorest and most vulnerable –those … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is energy efficiency a silver bullet for climate change mitigation?

Written by Grace Eunhye Lee Introduction Energy efficiency has been appraised as one of the most important and cost-effective ways to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across various energy-consuming sectors … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Conceptualizing Transformational Adaptation

Adaptation: from incremental to transformational Adaptation is normally understood as “the adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Adaptation to Climate Change: Inciting yet another Top-Down/Bottom-Up debate.

Written by Kilian Raiser Introduction In 2000, biologist Eugene Stroemer and Nobel-Chemist Paul Crutzen advanced the term ‘Anthropocene’ (Scranton, 2013). Since then there has been wide acceptance of the notion … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Commodifying nature? reflections around PES scheme

Palm Oil plantations in Indonesia (Source: Wikipedia) In 1997, Constanza and colleagues (1997) described ecosystem goods and services as “the benefits’ human populations derive, directly or indirectly, from ecosystem functions” … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment