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Connecting My Rice to Climate Change

Thanks to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), one of our generous funders to COP21 that the three of us had the chance to attend the launching ceremony of Paris Declaration on Agriculture Diversification on the 7 December 2015 by UNMC special arrangement. This declaration is spearheaded by the Malaysia-based CFFRC or Crops for…

Malaysians in COP21

Prior to COP21, we planned to conduct a Malaysian gathering or more like a makan (eating) session to gather Malaysians inside and outside COP. I was in charge of conducting and it seems to be so much harder than whichever gathering that I have done before. Firstly, Malaysians in COP21 are very diverse. They are all…

COP21: Malaysia’s Action Plan – Hilary Chiew

Hilary Chiew, Climate Change Researcher,Third World Network Your browser does not support native audio, but you can download this MP3 to listen on your device. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21 ended last month, with 188 countries and other stake-holders negotiating the Paris Agreement to mitigate the worsening effects of climate change.…

Reflection on Paris Agreement pt2: Another Side

This article is a continuation of “Reflection on Paris Agreement: Part 1”. (http://powershiftmalaysia.org.my/reflection-on-paris-agreement/) My previous article focuses on the bright side of Paris Agreement. I would like to reiterate that all points mentioned in both articles, are based on my personal reflection and thoughts. You may find that this read-through takes more time than you…

Importance of NGOs in UNFCCC

The participation of NGOs in UNFCCC is increasing in significance. Currently, there are around 1,400 non-governmental organizations participated as observers for the annual UN climate change conference (a.k.a COP). The number may increase every year due to the advancement of information technology and greater awareness on democracy. Thus, have you ever wonder why NGOs participation…

Meeting Inspiring People in COP21 – Pt. 2

Hi! I am Pavlos Georgiadis from Greece. I am an ethnobotanist, activist and start-up entrepreneur. I worked as a researched in 11 countries in Europe, Asia and America before returning to Greece in 2012, where I focus on agrifood innovation, participatory rural development and environmental politics. What do you do for a living?  I have created Calypso, one…

Interviews: Empowering Young People

On 8th December 2015, I have decided to attend one of the side event in COP21, known as “Climate Innovators: Empowering a Global Generation of Young People“. Through this inspiring side event, I have decided to approach two young panellists and to get to know more about them and their amazing works! Rogie Nichole Aquino,…

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