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Climate Change Studio - 4 December | Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012
 
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Interview with Touhidul Alam, Associate Coordinator of Barcik

Touhidul Alam explains that people who live in rural areas face different climatic problems all year round.

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Interview with H. E. Maria Jardim, Minister of Environment of Angola

Maria Jardim, Environment Minister of Angola talks about what she hopes will be achieved at COP18 in Doha.

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Interview with James Kwok, President Director of Hidro+. Sustainable Business Australia

James Kwok describes the work of his company and gives his take on how well the UNFCCC is supporting the rollout of green technology.

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Interview with Noel Oettle, Project Manager of Rural Resource Management of the Envrionmental Monitoring Group

Noel Oettle describes his organisation’s work assisting farmers in the west of South Africa to adapt to climate change.

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Interview with Aly Abou Sabaa, Vice President of the African Development Bank

Aly Abou Sabaa talks about the Bank’s work trying to support countries move towards green development.

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Interview with Tenzin Choedon, representative of the Tibetan Women's Association. University of East Anglia

Tenzin Choedon, Women’s Environment & Development Desk Officer at the Tibetan Women’s Association, outlines the difficult situation facing Tibetan nomads and herders as they are displaced by urban expansion.

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Interview with Anthony Nyong, Division Manager of the African Development Bank

Dr Anthony Nyong talks about the modest gains that have been made in Africa on sustainable development.

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Interview with Alex Blériot Momha, Director of Capacity Building and Data Monitoring of the Lake Chad Basin Commission. Chad

Alex Bleriot Momha talks about his expectations from the conference.

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Interview with Mohamed Jaidah, Chief Development Officer of the Jaidah Group

Mohamed Jaidah describes Qatar today as the EU when it was going through the industrial revolution.

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Interview with Fernando Malta, Technical Advisor of the Business Council for Sustainable Development. Brazil

Fernando Malta says there are two important discussions going on in Doha, those of the Kyoto Protocol and those on the Durban Platform.

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Interview with David Renné, President of the International Solar Energy Society

Dr David Renne describes the great potential of solar energy to form part of a 100% renewables energy future. He describes how solar is a cost-effective commerical energy, and explains how the solar market could continue to grow.

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Interview with Mary Robinson, Presdient of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice

Mary Robinson talks about her frustration at what she says is the delegates in Doha treating the climate talks as if they were a trade negotiation. She says she has seen little movement or trust in Doha.

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Interview with Thomas Loster, Director of the Munich Re Foundation

Thomas Loster  talks about the issue of climate insurance. He warns that a large percentage of the world is not insured and that in the poorest countries just 5% of people have insurance.

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Interview with Richard Samans, Director - General of the Global Green Growth Institute

Richard Samans says turning climate action pledges into real progress on the ground will require environmental and economic objectives to be merged.

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Interview with Johan Vasara, Political Advisor for Saami Parliament. Norway

Johan Vasara describes the problems suffered by Saami indigenous communities due to temperature changes affecting reindeer grazing land. He says indigenous communities are most affected by climate change and solutions, and that they must have a voice at UN climate talks.

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Interview with Herbert Girardet, Director of Programmes of the World Future Council

Professor Herbert Girardet says that we now need to move beyond sustainability to concepts of regenerative growth for urban development to regenerate ecosystems. He says this concept of cities copying the circular functioning of the world's natural ecosystems is increasingly being widely discussed, in both developed cities or cities in construction

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Interview with Virendra Pal Singh, Director of the South Asia Region of the World Agroforestry Centre

Virendra Pal Singh talks about the common problems facing livelihoods and communities across the South Asia region.

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Interview with Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt, Senior Scientist of the World Agroforestry Centre

Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt, Senior Scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre talks about the importance of protecting biodiversity in East Asia.

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Interview with Claude Mostowik, representatives from the Pacific Calling Partnership. Climate Action Network Australia

Claude Mostowik talks about the risks to island states from climate change. He says the biggest and most obvious risk is that these countries are sinking from rising sea waters.

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Interview with Li Junfeng, Director General of the National Center for Climate Change. China

Li Junfeng says technology transfer cooperation is the key to curbing its spiralling carbon emissions.

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Interview with Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow of the International Institute for Environment and Development

Saleemul Huq indicates that the success or failure of the Doha round of climate talks also hinges on a proposal that states are compensated for damage caused by climate change.

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Interview with Leah Page, Development Director of the Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods

Leah Page talks about her organisation’s project in Haiti which aims to bring ecological sanitation to the country.

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Interview with Robert Insingoma, Country Director of Eco-schools CECOD. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Robert Insingoma talks about his work with the younger generation trying to create future leaders.

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Interview with Serdar Sarigül, General Director and Executive Committee Member of the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion

Serdar Sarigul, General Director and Executive Committee Member for TEMA talks about tackling soil erosion in Turkey.

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Interview with Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Lakshmi Puri says that women are at the heart of UN efforts to combat climate change, because they are often the first to suffer and the last to receive aid

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Interview with Rachel Kyte, Vice President for the Sustainable Development of the World Bank

Rachel Kyte talks about he need to understand what type of world we are planning for and the type of investments that will be needed.

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Interview with Antonio Navarra, President of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change. Italy

Antonio Navarra talks about the work of his organisation to provide an over-arching centre for climate impacts research.

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Interview with Rodrigo de Villasante Herbert, Consejero Nacional de Mexico. International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent

Rodrigo de Villasante Herbert talks about his work tackling climate change and his expectations for the talks in Doha.

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Interview with Josep Enric Llebot Rabagliati, Secretari de Medi Ambient i Sostenibilitat de Catalunya. Spain

Josep Enric Llebot Rabagliati talks about his work tackling climate change and his expectations for the talks in Doha.

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Interview with Barbara Norman from the University of Canberra

Professor Barbara Norman talks about the vast amount of the population in Australia who will live in coastal regions and be inundated by rising seas in the future.

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