It is 9 a.m. in an alley in Balbala, an immense area on the outskirts of Djibouti City. People hurry to and fro in front of the shop run by Nima Moussa Warfa, as they embark on a shopping expedition, engaged in a quest for rice, pasta, flour, and other basic foodstuffs. Aicha Doualeh greets people searching for fine fabrics and boubou gowns of all colours that have been imported from Dubai and India. Despite the heat, there are many people visiting the flea-market in the middle of the morning.
World Bank Begins Sales of Certified Emission Reduction Credits for Adaptation Fund through BlueNext
World Bank - Press Release Angela Furtado Full Article The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development), as trustee for the Adaptation Fund, has begun regular sales of certified emission reductions (CERs) through the BlueNext Exchange. These sales are part of the Adaptation Fund’s program to monetize CERs, managed by the World Bank as the Fund’s trustee.
The New York Times Full Article One would think that by now most people would have figured out that climate change represents a grave threat to the planet. One would also have expected from Congress a plausible strategy for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that lie at the root of the problem. That has not happened.
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Stockholm, Sweden Full Article The participants of the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm today unanimously said that water must be included in the COP-15 climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December.
Green Left Online
Stewart Shuker, Brisbane, & Sue Bolton, Me
Speakers from Micronesia, Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Torres Strait Islands described how climate change affects their everyday lives at meetings of 180 people in Brisbane on July 28 and 170 people in Melbourne on July 30
Climate change has meant tidal surges now breach high sea walls, coast lines are being steadily washed away and staple crops and underground water sources are lost to rising sea levels.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Climate change is expected to be high on the agenda at the Pacific Islands Forum in Cairns this week.
Fifteen heads of government as well as more than 450 delegates will take part in the three-day forum, which starts tomorrow and is being held on Australian shores for the first time in 15 years.
Aid group Oxfam says the leaders of the region's two economic powerhouses need to take urgent action on climate change to prevent
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The UN News Centre Full Article "With small communities the least equipped to cope with climate change, a United Nations-backed pilot project is helping to boost their resistance to coastal erosion, sea-level rise, increasingly erratic rainfall, and other effects of global warming.
COP-15 Copenhagen - News
Michael von Bülow
Seated at a table on the sea floor the low-lying island state's president, vice president, cabinet secretary and 11 ministers signed a document calling on all countries to cut their carbon dioxide emissions.
Barack Obama in new global warming fight - Stonewalling by opponents means key legislation is unlikely to be in place by Copenhagen summit
Barack Obama's efforts to forge a new American consensus around the need for action on climate change has run into a brick wall of Republican opposition, with senators threatening a boycott of a proposed law to cut carbon emissions.
The World Bank - News Release
Authors: Robert Bisset,Pichaya Fitts
September 30 2009
Adapting to Climate Change to Cost US$75-100 Billion a year: New global estimate for cost of adaptation to climate change in developing countries
The costs of adaptation to climate change in developing countries will be in the order of US$75-100 billion per year for the period 2010 to 2050 according to preliminary findings in a new global study from The World Bank. The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change (EACC) study, funded by the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, is the most in-depth analysis of the economics of adaptation to climate change to date and uses a new methodology for assessing these costs.