Friday, 22 March 2013 11:35

The Carbon Rush documentary trailer

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Published in Adaptation
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Published in Natural Disasters
Friday, 23 November 2012 09:21

Latin American side events at COP18

Next week COP18 will kick off in Doha, Qatar. As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s main conference of the year, COP18 will draw thousands of civil society delegates in addition to the country delegations beavering away to try and find common ground for a new climate deal. Here we provide a brief list of the official side events related to Latin America scheduled for the Doha Conference.
By Suzy Mage and Guy Edwards

Chile's LAN airline recently took over Brazil’s TAM, creating LATAM – the world's second largest airline by market value. This merger reflects the impressive growth in Latin America’s aviation sector which is expected to see air passenger numbers almost triple by 2030. Given the rapid rise of aviation’s contribution to global carbon emissions, the connection between air travel and climate change in Latin America and other developing regions cannot be ignored.

Published in Renewable Energy
This report analyzes submissions made by Latin American countries to the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (AWG-ADP) and compiles the experiences of the first intercessional meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in May, 2012, in Bonn, Germany. It is intends to provide analysis of the compiled data and the possible scenarios for the 2012 climate negotiations.
This collaborative project between the Centro de Ciência do Sistema Terrestre (CCST) of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil, and the Met Office Hadley Centre, UK, published in April 2011 offers an assessment of the impacts of climate change on Brazil and the effects of deforestation on the Brazilian climate and the Amazon. The study suggests that deforestation could cause temperatures to warm over Amazonia, while the reducing effect on rainfall could lead to drier conditions than those experienced previously. The project makes three crucial contributions in support of Brazilian involvement in the international climate negotiations and in support of INPE´s research endeavors: building capacity within Brazil for policy-relevant climate change assessments; generation of specific policy-relevant information relating to issues of adapting to climate change and assessing risks of dangerous climate change across Brazil; and improving the scientific collaboration on assessing the impacts of climate change in key sectors of society and economy.
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