A new article by course participant T. V. Padma published on the Science and Development Network webpage:
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The morning session on REDD had several presentations and they are now available for download.
Here is a link to a new article in Spanish about the preparations for COP15 by Copenhagen Municipality. The article was written by Carlos Gómez.
Monday, June 29, 2009
The following competition could be of interest to your colleagues or others in your network:
The field trip today includes a visit to the socalled "Climate Street." The following is a press release from the Agenda 21 office in Vanløse regarding this special street:
25. June at 8.30 am was the starting point for
The aim is to transform the street ‘Jernbane Allé’ into a green commercial street, which - in addition to environmental and economic benefits for the shop keepers – will give the citizens of Vanlose a unique opportunity for environmental and climate-friendly local shopping. In reality the shop keepers will work under the concept of ‘Climate +’, which should result in a reduction in the shops energy use or under the concept ‘green store’ which in addition to the ‘Climate +’ approach also focuses on waste, water, the products (cleaners, etc.) that are used in the shop and the products that the shop sells. Both concepts have been developed by the
During the process the project will watch for other environmental and climate initiatives that may be integrated into the project for example the opportunity of establishing charging stations for electric cars, joint bicycle racks and much more.
The goal is that at least 75% of the shop keepers should be involved in the project by 1 November 2009.
The project is created in collaboration between the shop keepers on ‘Jernbane Allé, Miljopunkt Vanlose and Grønne Erhverv (Green Business) in the Municipality
Jacob Hartmann, Green Business, Municipality of Copenhagen, Tel: +45 3366 3193
Allan Christensen, Energy Adviser, Tel: +45 4079 3654
Sunday, June 28, 2009
The following article is one of several climate change articles written by course participant Tewodros Negash Bayu:
Saturday, June 27, 2009
A forthcoming book examines the relationship between climate change and the media - including the changing nature of media coverage around the world, from the USA, the UK and Europe to China, Australasia and the developing world. The following chapter written by Mike Shanahan, IIED and the Climate Change Media Partnership reports on the media and climate change coverage in a number of countries including Brazil, South Africa, Vietnam and China.
Climate Change and the Media. Edited by Tammy Boyce & Justin Lewis, Global Crises and the Media series, volume 5, is available through Peter Lang Publishing and most major wholesalers (paperback, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4331-0460-2 / hardcover, $89.95, 978-1-4331-0461-9, publication date August 2009).
For those who are planning to visit the Freetown of Christiania this weekend the following guide below is available online. The map above depicts the location of Christiania. You may walk to Christiania in about 35 minutes or you can take the Metro from Nørreport Station to Christianshavn.
Here is a link to an interesting report from the University of Surrey on climate change and food:
Course participant Ochieng' Ogodo has published the following article on the Science and Development website:
Friday, June 26, 2009
The following links to an article edited by Aline Falco about the situation after the recent Bonn climate meeting in March 2009. This meeting forms part of the preparations for the COP15. The article is in portuguese:
Carlos Gómez who is a participant in the journalism course has written an article about the course at the website of CCAD (Central American Environment Commission).
The following are the presentations made by the staff at Risø during our visit to the facilities:
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The presentations and notes delivered by Rasmus Vincent at the course session this morning are now available below:
Monday, June 22, 2009
This is a background paper for the session on Wednesday morning which will be led by Rasmus Vincentz, Danish Energy Management.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Steffen Johnsens presentations on agriculture and climate change are available below:
Friday, June 19, 2009
There will be a chance for visiting Malmø, the third largest city in Sweden located across from Copenhagen. The visit is voluntary and will take place on Saturday 27 June. The focus will be on sustainable urban development in the Western Harbour of Malmø and will be led by Lars Pedersen from the Danida Fellowship Centre. There will be an opportunity to go shopping afterwards in Malmø. Further details and signing up for the trip will take place during the course on Friday 26.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
At the meeting on climate refuees Tuesday evening a new CARE publication was presented. An electronic copy of the full publication is found here: In Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement, June 2009.
The meeting with the European Environment Agency on Monday the 15 June had several power point presentations and the following are now available for download:
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The trip to Lolland was an eyeopener regarding governance and climate change. The municipality has taken the lead in developing innovative mitigation and adaptation measures to combat climate change and at the same time creating new jobs and income in addition to improving the local environmental situation.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
International Institute for Environment and Development
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World Conference of Science Journalists 2009: Stories that matter to a changing world
Central Hall, Westminster, London
30 June - 2 July 2009