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World Bank President calls for urgent action to fight global warming

(eTN) - Regular food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation or drinking

Indonesia’s children asking for strong action against climate change

School kids from Pangandaran, Indonesia, have urged global tourism leaders to take climate change seriously.

Doha’s failure spells doom for Africa

(eTN) - Kyoto extended till 2020, a resolution package forced through by the Conference Chair, a new draft treaty to be ready by 2015 but no funds yet for Africa and small island states to mitigate th

Delta joins The Climate Registry

ATLANTA, Georgia - Delta Air Lines has joined The Climate Registry with successful verification of its greenhouse gas emissions inventories from 2005 through 2010, enhancing its ongoing commitment to

Reducing global tourism emissions

In its on-going effort to cut global tourism emissions, UNWTO brought together experts from United Nations agencies and Oxford University at UN climate change talks in Qatar to present the latest stra

ETS comes under more pressure

(eTN) - While some countries appear to have been quietly threatening the EU to block any agreements in upcoming climate talks to show their active disagreement to EU negotiators, should Brussels not r

Saving small island states from drowning

The Chicago Tribune reported on the melting down of the poles.

World Travel and Tourism Council urges governments to develop climate change...

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has issued a communiqué during the International Climate Change Negotiations in Durban, which urges governments to develop climate change policies, which ens

Climate change: we are all in this together

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change, make decision, and adopt res

Seychelles tourism chief on panel addressing challenges of climate change to...

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) held a conference at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 on meeting the challenges of climate change and the international experts sitting o

Australia’s message: Mainstream tourism must embrace green practices

Efforts by individual tourism operators to adapt to climate change are being negatively impacted by the lack of action and drive by the broader tourism industry, and by a lack of concrete government s

Achieving sustainable development for small islands

Seychelles President James Michel has said that Commonwealth leaders have recognized the inherent vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their need for specific developmental mec

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting urges international community to address climate...

The Commonwealth and Developing Small States Meeting, convened by the Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), has called for the

IIPT panel of tourism experts to discuss climate change

Four prominent international experts will come together on a panel at World Travel Market to discuss the challenges of climate change to tourism and present leading models of best practice.

Model of partnership between one of the smallest and greatest countries...

Seychelles and China are set to boost and diversify their long-standing relations of cooperation. This emerged in talks between Seychelles President James A. Michel and the Chinese Vice-President Mr.

World Habitat Day message from President of Seychelles

"Cities and Climate" is the theme chosen by the United Nations to designate this year's Habitat Day [October 3].

Small islands states sound alarm over their vulnerability to climate change

Representatives of small island States took to the podium at the General Assembly today to exhort the world to pay greater attention to their vulnerability to climate change, stressing that sustainabl

Seychelles talks about the effects of climate change on tourism

The Seychelles tourism industry has made a point about the effects of climate change that has been taken up in many of the environment press around the world.

Ban warns world not to replace ozone-depleting gases

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community today not to replace ozone-depleting gases that are now being phased out with highly potent global warming substitutes.

Ban to sound alarm about climate change on upcoming visit to...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark on a four-nation visit to Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Kiribati at the end of this week during which the issue of climate change will be a k

Hotels can go green in energy consumption under new UN scheme

Hotels will be able to contribute to climate change mitigation while also increasing their profits under a new United Nations-backed ‘green’ scheme offering an online toolkit to evaluate energy co

Ban: Climate change a real threat to international peace, security

Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging developed countries to lead the global effort to find ways to mitigate and adapt t

UN climate change chief calls for political leadership on key issues

The top United Nations climate change official said that progress has been made on key issues during the just concluded negotiations in Germany, while areas that will need decisions by the world’s p

UN urges progress towards low-emissions future

Against the backdrop of new warnings about the rise in greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, the top United Nations climate change official today called on governments to make progress in the fi

Report Card: Taleb Rifai on being the UNWTO secretary general

ETN: You’ve been in office for almost two years, how is it going?

UN: Climate change may have “catastrophic” impact on food security

The effects of slow-onset climate change are expected to have “potentially catastrophic” impact on food production in developing countries in future, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organi

Cape Town companies forge full steam ahead with climate change initiatives

The recipients of the second annual Climate Change Leadership Awards (CCLA) were announced at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg on March 29, 2011.

International conference on climate change scheduled for Bangladesh

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Africa (eTN) - South Africa and Mali are the African countries expected to participate in the Fifth International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change to