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Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6, 4 December 2010
 
Time 4 December
 12:45

Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6 
Interview with James Harkness, President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Agriculture is the key to combating climate change. First and foremost, the international community must ensure that sufficient support is available climate adaptation for the small farmers who truly feed the world. Fossil fuel-intensive agriculture is the problem, and low-input, ecological farming is the solution, for both adaptation and mitigation.

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13:00

Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6
Interview with Soud Jumah, Executive Secretary, Sonarecod

The community forest management has been a successful approach to restore the destroyed forest in Tanzania – Zanzibar.

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13:20

Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6
Interview with Claire Anterea, Secretary, Kiribati Climate Action Network 

Climate Impact is here. We need compassion and sacrifices in order to save our lives.

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13:40

Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6
Interview with Dr. Shiv Someshwar, Columbia University

High level awareness of climate change has not always translated into robust management of climate shocks. Accessing the best available science for managing climate risks has not been easy. Nor is incentivizing institutions to move from their customary reactive management to anticipatory management.  The work of IRI is highlighted across a range of sectors and spatial scales.

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15:00

Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6
Interview with Ajay K. Jha, Director, PAIRVI Associates and Jayesh V. Bhairavia Advocate

Agriculture is a highly neglected subject in climate negotiations. For developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, it is not only the most important source of food security but also livelihoods. Agriculture is already experiencing huge negative impacts due to climate change and unpredictability of the climate. 8 billion out of 10 billion population by the end of the century will be living in developing countries, and will mainly depend on agriculture for food. It is high time that agriculture was brought out of parenthesis and included in the mainstream negotiations, and in both tracks (AWG KP and AWG LCA), as it has huge potential for mitigation as well as adaptation.

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15:20

Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6
Interview with Soumya Dutta, National General Secretary, India Peoples Science Forum

KP has emphasized technology as both mitigation and adaptation measure and these are tied to financing, whereas many developing country communities evolved/innovated their own technologies which can be more effective and socially more acceptable. Also the technology on offer from developed countries does not come with life cycle energy and emission analysis and thus finally may aggravate the problem. We need to recognize, support and promote with adequate climate financing these locally evolved technology.

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15:40

Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6
Interview with Subhas Chandr Purohit, Director, Goudwad Rural Development and Research Institute

Climate change is already affecting rain fed agriculture severely. The worst hit are the lot of small and marginal farmers, which comprise more than 70% of Indian farmers. They are experiencing a constant decline in precipitation, increasing temperatures, and decline in the number of rainy days and resultant decrease in the produce. It has affected a range of rights of farmers who have no other employable skills. The UNFCCC must focus on supporting agriculture through mitigation and adaptation immediately.

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17:00

Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6
Interview with Jiakun Zhao, President WUSICE and John Delurey of Washington University, St. Louis

WUSICE (Washington University Students for International Collaboration on the Environment) held its first-ever U.S. - China Undergraduate Conference on climate change and sustainability from November 4th - 9th. Chinese students met with American students to approach a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding.

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17:20

Climate Change Studio | COP 16 / CMP 6
Interview with Sister Jayanti Kirpalani of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

Sister Jayanti describes how consciousness and thoughts impact the physical state of our world. Thoughts affect everything.  They create the attitudes behind our decisions and lifestyles.The result: the environmental crisis. The solution: a profound shift in awareness.

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