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10 years on...success stories in the climate change process



Monday 13 December
 
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16:00-16:30

Energy poverty reduction via access to alternate energy sources: Kuyasa low-cost using retrofit, South Africa.

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The Kuyasa low-cost housing retrofit, CDM project activity, demonstrates the interpretation of the CDM rules to enable the crediting of suppressed demand. Specifically, the project opens the way for replication of housing upgrades throughout South Africa, and generally opening the way for other poverty alleviation projects in South Africa and internationally.

Shirene ROSENBERG
Project Manager
SouthSouthNorth
South Africa

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16:30-17:00

Learning about climate change - ten years on

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Ten years on, there are some real success stories about how information, training and public awareness actvities under the convention (Article 6)have evolved and improved. Rapid devlopments in our scientific understanding of climate change have coincided with rapid developments in our use of information and communication technologies to tell the climate change story. Here we focus on just one area, access to the resuls of climate models. We begin with the IPCC Third Assessment Report, then look at some successful examples and end with a guess at possible futuredevelopments in the area.

Stephen PEAKE
Lecturer
Open University
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tim HALWEG-LARSEN
Global Commons Institute
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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17:00- 17:30

Eco-engineering in a changing climate - or the long-term protection of the environment against natural hazards and catastrophes

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In a world where natural hazards such as storms and landslides are on the increase due to climate change, the resulting soil loss may be catastrophic, particularly in mountainous regions. This presentation demonstrates how we can use vegetation and forests to reinforce soil on unstable slopes. Such inexpensive ecotechnology is extremely useful when managing a site with regards to the long-term protection against natural hazards and catastrophes.

Alexia STOKES
Scientist
Laboratoire de Rheologie du Bois de Bordeaux
France

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17:30- 18:00

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

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CCCCC represents the success story of the Caribbean region´s determination to adapt to climate change as an important step towards sustainable development. The nations of the Caribbean Community recognised the need for an instituition to focus and coordinate the adaptation strategy. Within a year of its creation, the CCCCC has risen rapidly as a Centre of Excellence, attracting support for critical climate change interventions.

Kenrick R. LESLIE
Director
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
University of Belize 
Belize

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