Namibia has embraced the "Warsaw international mechanism for loss and damage" that was established at the recently concluded United Nations Climate Change Conference nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (UNFCC-COP 19) held in Warsaw, Poland.
The end of any of the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties (COP, for short) is always a blur. Overtime is the new normal, as talks that are supposed to wrap up on Friday routinely push into the early morning hours of Sunday. Negotiators running on 40 plus hours without sleep are huddling in the corners of the plenary halls, trying to come to agreement on language and terms for a text that will, everyone hopes, chart a course for how humanity will deal with this dire (for some countries, existential) threat.
If you are to base the outcome of the Warsaw UN climate change conference on the daunting reality of climate change politics, the Philippines and developing countries got more than expected. But if you measure it against what the world needs to curb global warming, the conference was a dismal failure. This is how Climate Change Commissioner Naderev "Yeb" Saño assessed the recently concluded Conference of Parties 19 (CoP 19).
Viet Nam’s response to climate change will focus on adaptation, which would be mainly funded by State budget.
This left the other approach to climate change, mitigation, open for engagement by the private sector as it concerns technology changes, and low-carbon energy technologies in particular.
These remarks were made by Truong Duc Tri, deputy director of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change at the press briefing on the national action plan for climate change in the period of 2010-20 held in Ha Noi yesterday.
The slopes are boundless and the grass is flourishing. With the mooing and bleating, one could easily mistake this grazing pasture in Dushan county, Guizhou province in Southwest China for a farm in New Zealand.
The milk tastes the part too. This is actually one of the few places in China where you can taste fresh milk produced by cows that run free 24 hours a day.
A barren wasteland 30 years ago, Dushan demonstrates how New Zealand experience can be applied in Southwest China, which has one of the most typical karst landscapes in the world.