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Climate Change Studio - 1 December | Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012
 
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Interview with Bindu N. Lohani, Vice President of the Asian Development Bank

Bindu N. Lohani explains why investment in renewables helps combat climate change and reduces poverty in Asia. He explains why climate change is on the agenda for everybody, and why following the UN negotiations helps incorporate the Asian Development Bank's activities into global climate change policy.

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Interview with Camilla Born, Youth delegate from the UK Youth Climate Coalition

Camilla Born explains how the youth presence at COP18 serves to remind negotiators that this is a serious issue that requires urgent action. She describes the capacity building of the International Youth Climate Movement, and focuses on youth's role in holding the Article 6 Doha Work Programme to account.

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Interview with Zenon Porfidio Gomel Apaza from the Asociación Savia Andina Pukara. Conservation International


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Interview with Helena Wright, Researcher from the Imperial College of London

Helena Wright describes youth efforts to lobby the European Union to increase its emissions reductions targets and urgently pledge adequate adaptation finance. She says that the EU needs to bear in mind its historic responsibility and the scientific climactic tipping points, and up its ambition.

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Interview with Cecile Guidote-Alvarez President of the Philippine Center of the International Theater Institute. Earthsavers Movement

Cecile Guidote-Alvarez describes the need for cross-cultural action to reach out and build the values and mindset necessary to confront climate change. She talks about her organisation's tree of action project as part of the tricontinental south-south dialogue between Kenya, Colombia and the Philippines.

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Interview with Abdel Munsif H. Elburi Ambassador in Qatar at the Libyan Embassy

Abdul Munsif H. Elbun describes environmental problems in Libya after 42 years under the Gaddafi regime. He explains what Libya is doing to combat these problems and the financial and technical help they are looking for at COP18.

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Interview with Márta Szigeti Bonifert, Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Center

Marta Szigeti Bonifert talks about the history of her organisation and how they have developed over the last 20 years.

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Interview with Dr. Seetharamn, Chief Executive Officer of Doha Bank Group

Dr R Seetharaman talks about how the Doha conference has brought the climate debate to the heart of the challenges – the region with the most fossil fuels worldwide.

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Interview with Dimitrios Dimopoulos, Head of the Environment Unit of the Piraeus Bank. Greece 

Dimitrios Dimopoulos, Head of the Environmental Unit at Piraeus Bank talks about a new software that will measure the impacts of climate change on your business in Euros and also estimate the costs of adapting to climate change and how quickly this will pay back.

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Interview with John Nduna, General Secretary of ActAlliance - Action by churches together

John Nduna talks about his work with local communities who are facing disaster and humanitarian situations. He describes his organisation’s work building capacity, and limiting vulnerability to disasters.

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Interview with Rezaul Karim Chowdhury Executive Director of the Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury talks about the issue of climate migrants. He says scientists have said that there could be 300 million climate migrants by 2050.

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Interview with Liane Schalatek, Associate Director of the Heinrich Böel Stiftung North America

Liane Schalatek explains how the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has a wonderful opportunity right now to be the first international multilateral fund that could be gender responsive  from the start.

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Interview with Femi Oye Co-founder of SME Funds. Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

Femi Oye states that 100,000 Nigerians die every year due to indoor air pollution, and that clean cookstoves could save many lives.

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Interview with Peter Akong Minang, Global Coordinator of the ASB Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins. International Centre for Research in Agroforestry

Peter Akong Minang talks about the challenge of deforestation across the world

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Interview with Rodney W. Lunduka from the International Institute for Environment and Development  

Rodney Lunduka talks about an innovative way of collecting funds for climate change adaptation. He says a small additional amount could be added to all airline tickets


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Interview with Yunusa S. Tanko from the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance

Dr Yunusa Tanko explains how poverty is directly linked to climate change and raising people's living standards would have a direct benefit.

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Interview with Becky Chacko, Director of Climate Policy of Conservation International

Becky Chacko states that REDD has been on the agenda for a long time, but there is still a lot to be done. A common approach is now needed, with the biggest challenge being finance.

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Interview with Kailas Vijayvargiya, Minister of Commerce Industries and Employment in Madhya Pradesh in India

Kailash Vijayvargiya explains that the Indian government is increasingly concerned over reports of melting glaciers in the Himalaya, a phenomena that has been linked to climate change.

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Interview with Cheikh Mbow, Senior Scientist from the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry 

Dr Cheikh Mbow talks about the need to achieve adaptation to climate change for the small holder farming system with the use of trees.

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Interview with Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the World Energy Council

Joan MacNaughton explains their report on the sustainability of countries' energy policies, and says industry wants to be part of the solution and play its part in developing and implementing sustainable energy.

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Interview with Pirita Lindholm from the Climate Alliance

Pirita Lindholm, Head of the Climate Alliance's Brussels Office, describes their work with different levels of government to create and implement local emissions reductions and sustainable energy action plans. They are at COP18 to show that local governments are a very important part of these discussions, and want to show the importance of  creating partnerships between different levels of governments to help implement climate solutions.

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Interview with Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter from the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Germany

Dr. Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter describes German national policies to help fund local authority initiatives move towards a low-carbon future.

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Interview with Daniel Kenning from Splendid Engineering. Danish Society of Engineer

Daniel Kenning explains why national energy plans require more input from engineers and less from politicians, who often do not understand all the factors at play.

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Interview with Jennet Ruth Davis, Political Advisor for Greenpeace

Ruth Davis explains that there are two aspects to ambition, firstly whether the ambition set last year in Durban would be fulfilled in Doha and whether the overall ambition shown by countries is enough.

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