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Press Release: A review of climate targets and commitments by each country has been released during the UN climate conference in Poland today.
In the context of CIDSE’s international workshop “Climate and Agriculture: Harvesting people’s solutions for sustainable food systems”, an evening panel was organized on 19 September to build an interactive and dynamic discussion and confront different views on agroecology and climate-smart agriculture. The participants shared their reflections after the discussion in a series of flash interviews (links to watch the interviews are provided below).
Less than a year ago the Paris agreement on climate change was signed. I followed the negotiations closely, and when leaving Paris I felt both a sense of optimism and worry. States are now confronted with the urgent need to put this agreement into place, since a climate crisis is already upon us.
This year’s World Food Day theme, celebrated on October 16, reflects on the effects of climate change on our food system and why it’s important to move towards more sustainable ways of producing and consuming food in order to mitigate and adapt to such changes. The campaign ‘Change for the Planet - Care for the People’ will reflect on the role that citizens can play in advancing viable solutions, while resisting and denouncing false, business-as-usual models that affect people and planet.
The expectations of the latest round of global climate talks (26 November – 7 December, Doha, Qatar) were low, but governments failed to meet them nevertheless. The conference gave us no progress today, but a slightly better chance of steps forward tomorrow.
The absence of new carbon cuts and petty cash for climate action at the U.N. talks leads the world towards catastrophic climate change.(French version below)
Catholic development networks CIDSE and Caritas Internationalis about their expectations for the Doha climate summit, 26 November - 7 December 2012. (French and Spanish version below).
The poorest bite Doha's dust, as governments keep the negotiations on track towards a global deal by 2015, but do little more to avoid catastrophic climate change.
CAN-E, Europe's largest coalition working on climate and energy issues CIDSE is a member of, expresses disappointment about the outcomes of the meeting of EU environment ministers on October 25th.