Monthly Archives: November 29, 2010

  • The bickering begins

    November 29, 2010

    Global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again after the drop caused by the recession, and may reach record levels this year, but the annual UN summit to combat climate change that starts in the Mexican resort city of Cancún on November 29 is not expected to even start tackling the major causes.

  • International Water Management Institute

    November 28, 2010

    The International Water Management Institute is a non-profit research organisation with headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and offices across Africa and Asia.

  • Earth Journalism Network

    November 25, 2010

    Internews Network and Internews Europe developed the Earth Journalism Network to empower and enable journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively.

  • Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation Initiative

    November 25, 2010

    An ICIMOD initiative, the Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation Initiative aims to develop a framework for cooperation and common understanding on conservation issues in the region between China, India and Nepal.

  • Climate change and vulnerability in the eastern Himalayas

    November 25, 2010

    ‘Climate change and vulnerability in the eastern Himalayas’ is a summary of findings from research into the impacts and vulnerability of this region to climate change, supported by the McArthur foundation and published in 2010.

  • Nervous neighbours

    November 24, 2010

    Construction of a large-scale dam in Tibet is prompting familiar fears downstream on the Brahmaputra. Joydeep Gupta reports on India’s concerns.

  • Improving the climate conversation

    November 19, 2010

    Media coverage of the UN’s Copenhagen summit on climate change in 2009 “under-reported” the climate science, claims a new study published by Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ).

  • Sandstorms on the plateau

    November 16, 2010

    Human activity is accelerating the desertification of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Now a major source of water for Asia, the Qinghai-Tibet plateau may well become one of the world’s major sources of sand in the future, Shanghai Morning Post’s Ge Zhihao reports.

  • The right course for rivers

    November 16, 2010

    A decade after the World Commission on Dams launched its seminal report on responsible water and energy projects, Peter Bosshard says its recommendations are still spot on.