Posted by: Stochasticus Weber | December 20, 2009

Those Who Suffer the Most from Climate Change Should Lead the Reform Campaign

* "The Countries that Can Really Make a Difference Have Not Really Got Sensitive Enough to the Plight of the Poorest of the Poor" - IPCC Chair Pachauri *

We speak with Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change about the climate summit, the role of developed countries, and why he promotes vegetarianism as a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Pachauri and the IPCC won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

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http://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/18/the_countries_that_can_really_make

* Environmental and Indigenous Activists Criticize Proposed Deal to Save Rainforests *

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Obama administration would commit $1 billion over the next three years toward a proposed global scheme to preserve tropical forests. It's called REDD, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. As countries attempt to hammer out a final deal before the end of the summit, Anjali Kamat files a report featuring a range of concerns over what this UN-backed proposal could mean for the future of the world’s rainforests and forest dwellers.

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http://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/18/environmental_and_indigenous_activists_criticize_proposed
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