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Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6, 1 December 2010
Time 1 December

Interview with Louise Cox (President) and Mauricio Rivero Borrell (Premier Vice-President) of International Union of Architects.

Louise Cox and Mauricio Rivero Borrell introduce the International Union of Architects. They explain how it's important to build for the local climate. Louise Cox discusses the importance of natural ventilation and the potential to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide. They refer to a recent policy document on sustainable design and working with governments. The results will be launched at their World Congress in 2011. In Spanish and English. Louise Cox y Mauricio Rivero Borrell introducen la Union International de  Arquitectos. Ellos explican la importancia de construir para el clima local. Louise Cox discute la importancia de la ventilacion natural y el potencial de reducir los niveles de dioxido carbono. Ademas, hacen referencia a un documentro reciente producido sobre el diseno sustentable y como trabajar con gobiernos. Lanzaran los resultados en el 2011, durante su Congreso Mundial. Espanol y ingles.



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 Interview with Gerald C. Nelson of International Food Policy Research Institute

The International Food Policy Research Institute released a new report on the connections between climate change and agriculture. The report projects the impact of climate change on farming and lookes at ways to help poor people to overcome its effects.




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Interview with Joachim Golo Pilz  of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

Entrepreneur Joachim Golo Pilz has played a major role in making the Brahma Kumaris (BKs) one of the largest single user of alternative energy in India. He has, together with German organizations, installed solar energy systems for steam generation and power supply in BK world headquarters in the remote mountains of Rajasthan and in the BK centers all over India. Presently he is working on designing a 1 mw solar thermal power plant.



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Interview with Carolina Aguayo of World Organization of the Scout Movement

Carolina Aguayo from the World Scout Association discusses how youth can be involved in climate change and environmental projects. She highlights the environmental youth networks they have created in Mexico, and the way this encourages young peole to play an active role in society.



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Interview with Dr. Emily Pidgeon

Coastal marine ecosystems – particularly mangroves, sea grasses, and salt marshes – are now known to be important sinks and stores of carbon. Total carbon deposits per square kilometer in these coastal systems can be up to five times the carbon stored in tropical forests, resulting from sequestration rates up to 50 times that of tropical forests.  Global degradation and loss of these coastal systems are estimated to be up to 2% per year. This not only results in the loss of important natural sequestration of atmospheric carbon but also in the rapid emission, within decades, of large carbon stores that build up over centuries to millennia. Currently no management or incentive systems specifically value the role of marine ecosystems in sequestering and storing greenhouse gases. Dr. Emily Pidgeon discusses the importance of blue carbon in relation to climate change.



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Interview with Dr. Nick King, Executive Secretary, Global Biodiversity Information Facility

The importance of international cooperation on data-sharing in solving cross-boundary challenges such as climate change.



CDM Changing Lives Photo and Video Contest

The year's CDM Changing Lives and Video Contest attracted a great many wonderful submissions that tell the story of the Clean Development Mechanism.  Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC and David Abbass, Public Information Officer of the UNFCCC announce the winners of the third CDM Changing Lives Photo and Video Contest. Photos and videos of the winners can be viewed here.  


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