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Climate Change Studio - 6 December | Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012
 
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Interview with Bas Eickhout Member of the European Parliament Groenlinks. Dutch Greens. European Union

Bas Eickhout says that he is not optimistic for COP18's outcomes because of the lack of ambition and urgency in the talks. He calls on the EU to lead climate ambition and move to a green economy.

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Interview with Tanay Sidki Uyar, President of Eurosolar Turkey.

Professor Tanay Sidki Uyar tells RTCC about the importance of putting renewable energy at the heart of planning for businesses and governments alike.

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Interview with Steve Podmore Founder of Transform. Colegio de Abogados Especialistas en Derecho Ambiental

Steve Podmore explains why he believes a new model is required to attract large volumes of cash into the longer term investments necessary to tackle some of the challenges of climate change.

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Interview with Isaiah Owolabi and Owonikoko Olusola Samuel, members of Hacey's Health Initiative. Association Action Vitales pour le Developpement Durable

Isaiah Owolabi and Owonikoko Olusola Samuel explain the linkages between health and climate change in Nigeria and call for more education for health workers to ensure they understand the issues at hand.

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Interview with His Holiness Shri Shi 1008 Soham Baba from the Soham Baba Mission.

His Holiness Shri Shri 1008 Soham Baba says a global solution to climate change at the UN would come sooner if world leaders showed more empathy with those worst affected.

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Interview with Amina Junaid Sani and Ladi Ahmed Anwal from the Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurship Fundaments

Amina Junaid Sani and Ladi Ahmed Auwal explain how an innovative biofuel gel and solar lamps are improving lives and protecting health in rural Nigeria.

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Interview with Mafalda Duarte Chief Climate Change Specialist of the African Development Bank. African Development Fund

Mafalda Duarte says building confidence and transparency into climate finance is essential.

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Interview with George Awudi, member of Friends of the Earth Ghana. Pan African Climate Justice Alliance

George Awudi says now is the time for climate finance to start reaching people on the ground.

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Interview with Fred Boltz, Senior Vice President of Conservation International

Fred Boltz says that pressures on freshwater supplies will create extreme stresses on populations around the world, making it the greatest climate adaptation challenge of them all.

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Interview with Simon Mizrahi Director of the African Development Bank. African Development Fund

Simon Mizrahi says that Africa's vast forests, lakes and rivers mean that the continent has a wealth of natural resources but without protection, the situation could be overturned.

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Interview with Kenneth Shockley Associate Professor of University at Buffalo and Donald Brown and John C. Dernbach, Widener University School of Law

Donald Brown, John C. Dernbach  and Kenneth Shockley discuss how introducing moral and ethical questions into the climate debate could create more progress than discussions only in the economic context.

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Interview with Sena Alouka, Executive Director of Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement, Togo

Sena Alouka says that while energy was absent from the Millennium Development Goals, it is climbing up the political agenda.

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Interview with Mohammed Omer Mukhier, Head of Community Preparedness and Risk Reduction Department of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Mohammed Omer Mukhier describes Red Cross findings that global south communities are increasingly at risk to disease with less capacity to cope due to climate change. 

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Interview with Maria Aroca, Lujain al Qudmani and Tanya Kondolay, representatives of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations

Maria Aroca, Tanya Kondolay and Lujain al Qudmani  explain why they believe the health impacts of climate change should be included in the UN negotiations.

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Interview with Russel Mills, Global Director of Energy and Climate Policy of DOW Europe

Russel Mills calls for energy and resource efficiency to play a greater role in emissions reduction efforts.

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Interview with Geoff Orme-Evans, Environment and Climate Change Specialists of Humane Society International

Geoff Orme-Evans says that it is important that agriculture is discussed further, having been placed back on the table in Doha.

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Interview with Kahil Lloyd from Griffith University. Global Voices

Kahil Lloyd talks about his work examining the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation to see how these mechanism could work with a future agreement and a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.

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Interview with Luke McGreevy from Monash University. Global Voices

Luke McGreevy talks about his work examining the G77 group of countries and their negotiating positions.

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Interview with with Catherine Pelling from RMIT University, Global Voices

Catherine Pelling describes how migration and loss and damage are key issues, but that her experience of COP18 has been overwhelming and frustrating. She emphasises the importance of achieving recognition for those displaced by the impacts of climate change.

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Interview with Ryan Hyde from Swinburne University of Technology. Global Voices

Ryan Hyde talks about his research project on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.

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Interview with Elizabeth Buchan from the Australian National University. Global Voices

Elizabeth Buchan talks about the relationship between indigenous people and carbon markets.

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Interview with Matteo Gagliardi from the University of South Australia. Global Voices

Matteo Gagliardi talks about his research into the Durban Platform and the role that equity will play within a future agreement, and how it can also aid development and poverty eradication.

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Interview with Tim Mann from the University of Western Sydney. Global Voices

Tim Mann talks about his research into the IPCC’s 5th assessment report to be released in 2013/14 and how the findings of the report could impact the UNFCCC negotiations.

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Interview with Oumar Tankar, Advocacy Advisor at  CARE International, Niger

Oumar Tankari talks about the impacts of climate change in Niger.

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Interview with John Griffiths, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development of the Welsh Government. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

John Griffiths talks about the government’s mission to embed sustainable development into all decision making in the country.

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Interview with Simone Lovera, Managing Coordinator of Global Forest Coalition.

Simone Lovera talks about the work she is doing raising awareness about some of her organisation’s the concerns around forestry.

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Interview with Annick Delhaye, representative of the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development

Annick Delhaye elaborates on energy saving and other sustainable initiatives of specific regional governments.

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Interview with Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation

Bianca Jagger talks about their campaign getting countries to pledge to restore their forests. She talks about an IUCN study that showed that protecting 150 million hectares of forest could bring benefits worth around $80 billion a year. She says this should appeal to many governments.

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Interview with Alden Meyer, Director of Strategy and Policy of the Union of Concerned Scientists

Alden Meyer talks about the growing anxiety among the scientific community over the lack of urgency at the talks.

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Interview with Pasang Dolma Sherpa, National Coordinator of NEFIN. Tebtebba Foundation.

Pansang Dolma Sherpa talks about the need to safeguard indigenous people’s rights in the REDD+ scheme. She says that in Nepal, where REDD programmes are under development it is important that they also consider how to include the rights of those people living in the forest.

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Interview with Dina Ionesco Migration Policy Officer of the International Organization for Migration

Dina Ionesco talks about the increasing awareness that climate change is a driver for migration. She says it is still hard to put a figure on how many people are migrating people as a result of climate change, and says there must be more visibility of the topic.

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Interview with Ghulam Mohammad Malikyar, Deputy Director General of the National Environmental Protection Agency. Afghanistan

Ghulam Mohammad Malikyar states that desertification and a loss of rural productivity in Afghanistan are exacerbating an already difficult situation in the country.

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