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Dr. Gary Theseira on The Politics of Climate Change

Dr. Gary Theseira on The Politics of Climate Change

Dr. Gary Theseira on The Politics of Climate Change

Dr. Gary Theseira, Deputy Undersecretary at the Environmental Management & Climate Change Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia, on The Politics of Climate Change.

Hailed as the answer to climate change in 1997, the Kyoto Protocol has failed in its goal to curb global carbon emission. In the lead up to this November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, we speak to Dr. Gary Theseira, Deputy Undersecretary at the Environmental Management & Climate Change Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia, about the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and the politics of climate change.

Beginners Guide to UNFCCC

Reading Materials A Beginner’s Guide to the UN Framework Convention and its Kyoto Protocol – UNEP & UNFCCC 2002 Glossary of Terms: https://sites.google.com/site/unfcccyoungo/resources-readings/glossary Accronyms: https://sites.google.com/site/unfcccyoungo/resources-readings/acronyms The Climate Change Advocacy Toolkits http://www.southernvoices.net/en/news/programme-news/687-the-advocacy-toolkits.html Background on UNFCCC: The International Response to Climate Change: http://unfccc.int/essential_background/items/6031.php Fundamental Documents UNFCCC Convention Text – http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/conveng.pdf Kyoto Protocol Text – http://unfccc.int/essential_background/glossary/items/3666.php Bali Action Plan Text – http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2007/cop13/eng/06a01.pdf#page=3 IPCC AR4…

Road to COP21 Paris Background

Climate Reality Project

What’s Happening in COP21 Paris? This year, the United Nations holds the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Paris from November 30—December 11. The UNFCCC is a treaty passed in 1992 to address global climate change, and ratified by 195 countries, including the US.…

REDD in Malaysia

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Degradation and deforestation of the world’s tropical forests are cumulatively responsible for about 10% of net global carbon emissions. Therefore, tackling the destruction of tropical forests is core to any concerted effort to combat climate change (14). Traditional approaches to halting tropical forest loss have typically been unsuccessful, as can be seen from the fact that…

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