Category: Knowledge

What Is Climate Adaptation?

        As climate change now becomes a topic more prominent than ever, it is also a time to question what we can do about it. There are two main courses of action which are commonly discussed upon and undertaken – mitigation and adaptation. Whilst mitigation attempts to address the root causes (i.e.…

What Is Climate Adaptation?

        Climate adaptation is considered a response to the effects of climate change that seeks to reduce the vulnerability of various social and biological systems thus offsetting the changes. The UNFCCC defines it as actions taken to help communities and ecosystems cope with changing climate condition. It is a process by which…

Common but Differentiated Responsibilities

        The adoption of the principle i.e. Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entails that while all States are pursuing a common goal, they hold different obligations depending on their socio-economic situation, as well as their present and historical contribution to the environmental…

What Is COP22?

The highly anticipated 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held on the 7th to 18th November 2016 at the ethnically diverse, cultural and traditional city of Marrakesh, Morocco. COP22 offers a unique platform that provides nations with the chance to build on the…

What are Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)?

What are Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)? By definition, any collective action is comprised of many individual actions. Going forwards, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the bread and butter for countries to organise their efforts and goal-setting under the UNFCCC. They comprise of a country’s commitments to tackling climate change and set forth the country’s anticipated…

What Is UNFCCC?

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is one of the three multilateral environmental treaties, which was signed at the Earth Summit that was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in 1992. This has earned it the name of “Rio Convention”. Although its implementation had only begun on the 21st of March 1994. The…

Berta Cáceres, 1973-2016: The Fight Goes On

#Discurso: Discurso De la dirigente Indigena, Berta Caceres. Posted by Once Noticias. on Thursday, March 3, 2016 Assassination of our sister in struggle: Berta Cáceres #GlobalizeTheStruggle! Posted by La Via Campesina on Friday, March 4, 2016 "Berta Cáceres received so many death threats, it would be impossible to count them… I began writing her eulogy… Posted by…

1 More Day to COP21

Hello readers, believe or not COP21 will be happened in less than 24 hours ! Starting from tomorrow, more than 100 world leaders including Malaysia will negotiate on climate change’s issue. You can read our article on Road to COP21 Paris Background for more information on COP21. Wonder what Malaysia is doing to tackle climate…

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