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Climate Change Studio - 26 November | Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012
 
Time 26 November
12:00 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Anada Tiega, Secretary General of the Convention on Wetlands Ramsar Secretariat

Anada Tiega came to the Climate Change Studio to talk about the important role wetlands have to play in both climate change mitigation and adaptation. He spoke of the vital job they play as carbon sinks and how the degradation of these ecosystems is releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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12:20 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Tasneem Essop, Head of low carbon frameworks at WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative

Tasneem Essop, Head of COP18 Delegation for WWF says she wants to see two things from Doha; urgency and ambition. She says this year’s extreme weather events are a clear warning sign of climate change’s impacts.

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12:40 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Eng. Arafa Radwan from the Qatar Sustainability Network

Arafa Radwan, a lecturer at the Ukrainian National Technical University talks to the Climate Change Studio about using geoengineering methods to control the planet’s energy balance. He suggests the use of screens that could be placed above cities, like Doha, which would allow people to control the incoming sun radiation.

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12:40 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Taki Eddine Djeffal from the Arab Youth Climate Movement, Indy Act - The league of Independent Activists

Taki Eddine Djeffa came to the Climate Change Studio to talk about the importance of having a youth climate group in the Arab region. He explained how climate change will further exacerbate other challenges the region is facing and will impact on Arab countries’ populations and their economies.

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13:00 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Will McGoldrick Policy Manager of Climate Change at WWF-Australia

Will McGoldrick talks to the Climate Change Studio about the Australian government’s target for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. He says that for WWF the target of a 5% cut by 2020, on 1990 levels, is not enough but that the willingness of the government to up this to 25% is an important signal.

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13:20

Climate Change Studio

Interview with Antal Wozniak from the Department of Media & Communication Studies at the University of Mannheim 

Antal Wozniak M.A. describes UN climate talks as global media events. He is here to analyse the motivations behind the communications of different stakeholders, and the range of approaches to communicating COP18.

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13:40 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Julius Ningu Director of Environment from the United Republic of Tanzania

Julius Ningu talks about what the Least Developed Countries and the African Group expect from COP18. He says the unresolved issues of COP17 must be agreed in Doha.

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 14:20

Climate Change Studio

Interview with Kitty Ehn from Nature Youth Sweden  

Kitty Ehn from Nature Youth Sweden comes to the Climate Change Studio to call on the Swedish delegation to live up to their reputation as a green country. She says the Swedish youth are trying to create momentum and call on the country to increase their ambition in Doha.

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 14:30 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Caroline Jonsson from Sustainable Markets Foundation

Caroline Jonsson from the Sustainable Markets Foundation comes to the Climate Change Studio to talk about a new project she is undertaking creating a children’s book on climate finance. The book ‘Fill the Fund’ will see a hero travel across the world and find easy and fun ways to fill the Green Climate Fund.

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14:40 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Tim Gore, International Policy Advisor from OXFAM International

Tim Gore, Policy Advisor for Oxfam International tells the Climate Change Studio that developed countries must put their cards on the table when it comes to finance. As the fast-start finance period comes to an end he voices concern that there is currently no money pledged for 2013 and warns that the amount of money offered could be going down, just as it should be going up.

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15:00  Climate Change Studio

Interview with Georgia Schmitt Student from the School of Environmental Studies Education Foundation

Georgia Schmitt from the School of Environmental Studies Education Foundation in Minnesota talks to the Climate Change Studio about the importance of young people learning about the international climate change negotiations and being empowered to make future decisions and improve the process.

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 15:30 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Ozuzu Promise from the Youth Delegation of Nigeria

Dr Ozuzu Promise from the Youth Delegation of Nigeria calls for young people to have a bigger role in UNFCCC decision making on plans to protect the environment now. He describes how the Conference of Youth provided his delegation with a platform to share their national projects with the world, and discusses the challenges in communicating climate change in Nigeria.

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 15:50 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Ansgar Kiene Director of the Africa Liaison Office from the World Future Council 

Ansgar Kiene talks about his work aimed at re-fitting Africa with renewable energy. He says that the majority of African countries are facing an energy crisis which is leading to a loss of productivity for manufacturers and is a major barrier to social development.

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 16:10 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Kevin M. Schaefer Research Scientist from the University of Colorado at Boulder, United Nations Environment Programme  

Kevin Schaefer, Research Scientist at the University of Colorado at Boulder warns about the impact that melting permafrost could have on global climate change and calls for it to be considered by countries as they work towards a new global treaty.

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 16:30

Climate Change Studio

Interview with Obiodun Odunuga Youth Climate Advocate from HEDA Resource

Abiodun Odunuga, a youth climate advocate at HEDA Resource, describes his work raising awareness on a local level to supplement governmental policy frameworks to tackle climate change. He is working to make sure that sustainable development is not just talk, but is put into practice, and to show youth and local people that their own simple actions are part of the solution.

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 16:50 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Nathalie Eddy Coordinator from the Global Gender and Climate Alliance 

Nathalie Eddy from the Global Gender Climate Alliance, talks about the importance of including women in the climate change negotiations. She talks about the success there has been in getting women included in the UNFCCC negotiating language over the past four years.

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 17:20 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Carlos Eugenio Vargas Producer Representative from  Latin America from Fairtrade International  

Carlos Eugenio Vargas represents small scale producers from Latin America for Fairtrade International, and he is bringing the stories of how climate change is affecting them to the UNFCCC. While farmers in Latin America are establishing their own strategies to deal with climate change, he affirms that they need help, and this is why he is here to bring their story to the UN.

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 17:40 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Richard J. T. Klein from the Stockholm Environment Institute

Professor Richard Klein, Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute talks about the importance of keeping the adaptation talks going under the UNFCCC. He says the science community has been saying for a long time that adaptation deserves equal focus at the talks as mitigation.
 
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 18:00 Climate Change Studio

Interview with Gonzalo T. Oviedo Senior Adviser, Social Policy of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Gonzalo Oviedo talks about the links between climate change and traditional communities. He says traditional people all over the world have already been adapting to environmental changes.

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