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  • Cash for climate change: poor countries want payback for pollution they didn't cause

    November 22, 2013 6:41 AM 38

    In Burkina Faso, extreme droughts are killing off livestock and devastating crops. In Micronesia, rising water levels have spurred residents to dismantle ancient ruins for the construction of seawalls. And in the Western Region of Kenya, the aftermath of severe 2011 flooding continues to threaten the livelihoods of thousands. The impact of climate change

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    November 21, 2013 12:39 PM 40

    President Jakaya Kikwete has called upon developed nations, who are the biggest carbon emitters to make available adequate, sustainable and predictable financial resources, transfer of technology on concessional basis and establishment modalities to finance the Green Climate Fund (GCF). “Our position in Africa is that, developed countries should take appropriate

  • Exposing the gender gaps in financing climate change mitigation

    November 20, 2013 12:46 PM 49

    Source: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:00 PM Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Over the past few years, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has adopted gender-sensitive decisions on nearly every thematic area of the climate change negotiations. While there has been exceptional

  • Is this the first-ever ‘selfie’?

    November 19, 2013 6:38 PM 41

    Hungover Australian student likely coined the term in 2002 A man who shared a photo of his busted lip following a drunk accident in 2002 may have been the first-ever person to call it a “selfie,” just chosen as the 2013 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. Little is known about the first selfier, but according to the Telegraph, the photo was shared