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Climate change

Nasir asks - Can SDGs serve and survive as tools for sustainable development?

Syed Shah Nasir Khisro, National Convenor of FANSA Pakistan, is participating in the Rio+20 conventions from 13 June 2012. He shares his participation and learning from the conference to the larger audience of FANSA family. 

It changed my perception…

Eklavya Prasad is representing FANSA in Bonn Climate Change Talks. He writes his first day experience from Bonn Climate Change Conference 21 – 25 May 2012. 

A first timer's view of the UN Climate Change talks

Eklavya Prasad

Today was my 'first' for numerous circumstances. My first time in a climate change negotiations; my first day in the ongoing UNFCCC's Bonn Climate Change Talks; my first occasion of interaction with Karin Lexen and Karin Glaumann of Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI); and of course first day at Bonn in the open.

Exploring paths to push water in the entire climate change discourse

The second day for me at the UNFCCC's Bonn Climate Change Talks was a mixed bag of experiences. The day started with a quick morning meeting and ended with a summary meeting with Karin Lexen and Karin Glaumann of Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). This arrangement seems to be working well because it not only helps in planning the day but also creates space for clarifying doubts and in strategizing plans and actions for the following day.

Navigation the acronyms at the UN climate change talks

Jorgelina Hardoy

AWG-ADP, AWG-LCA, NAPs, NAPAS, CBDR, DC?! Jorgelina Hardoy, from the Latin American arm of the International Institute for Environment and Development, navigates the acronyms at the UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn.  

Reseña del documento "Agua y adaptación al cambio climático en las Américas"

Agua y adaptación al cambio climático en las Américas


“Por sí sólo, ningún recurso es más integral para la salud, el bienestar, y la prosperidad de las comunidades humanas que el agua. Cada vez es más reconocido que éste es el principal medio a través del cual el cambio climático impacta a las sociedades y el medio ambiente. Más que un sector, los recursos hídricos son el medio por el cual el cambio climático afecta la seguridad alimentaria, la salud, la generación energética, la planificación del desarrollo y la protección de los ecosistemas y de la biodiversidad. Al mismo tiempo, el agua es fundamental en la mitigación del cambio climático, debido a que muchos esfuerzos para reducir las emisiones de carbono dependen de la disponibilidad del recurso”.

Deleting our rights, bracketing our future

Paul Quintos from Ibon international blogs from the UNCSD/Rio 20 preparatory meeting this week on the importance of a People's Summit at Rio+20. 

Report from FAN’s participation at Bonn Climate Change Talks, June 2009

Freshwater Action Network was asked to nominate a representative to speak about the perspective of Southern civil society on Water and Climate Change Adaptation during the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action (AWG LCA) at the Climate Change Talks in Bonn held from 1-12 June 2009. The Global Public Policy Network on Water Management (GPPN) who were organizing the workshop and side event were particularly interested in the perspective from South Asia so FAN approached FANSA to nominate a representative to attend. FANSA nominated Ramisetty Murali, FANSA Convenor. Unfortunately, at the last minute, he had to cancel so I gave a presentation on their behalf.

Analysis of of Water and Sanitation Policies and Status of IWRM in Africa

An analysis of ANEW's region-wide initiative on "Promoting and improving the capacities of African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for advocacy and participation in governance to enhance provision of water supply and sanitation and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), including recommendations.
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