Earth News Bulletin

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has journalist-researchers covering all major environmental meetings. They publish daily and digest bulletins, which are of great help to environment journalists across the world. Earth News Bulletin website is www.iisd.ca. Currently, they have daily coverage of the Bonn climate change meeting, which can be read at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/sb38/.

Climate change and the role of media

Climate change is a global problem nowadays. How can media handle this important issue is the main concern of conversation. It is an in studio interview session of Green Hour on media role for climate change issue especially in the South Asian countries. The guest is S. Gopikrishna Warreir, a media development person from India working in a media development organization, Panos South Asia. In the conversation, focusing on media treatment of climate change impact as it is still an unresolved matter and scientists are struggling for that. To simplify the jargon and scientific terms about climate change have to deal in a communicating way in the media. He also discuss that, by creating links between climate change and finance, policy, livelihood, society can make dimensions in stories and climate change  or environment story can be a front page or leading one.

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Painting scenarios in a warming South Asia

The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) research programme of the CGIAR Consortium recently started the process of developing socio-economic scenarios for climate change in South Asia. These would be blended with climate change scenarios to develop strategies for climate resilient agriculture. Read the story on Climatalk blog.

Biodiversity and climate change

Climate change can adversely affect habitats and biodiversity. In reverse, the protection of biodiversity can help mitigate climate change and also help communities adapt to climate change. In this scenario, the international negotiations regarding the Biodiversity Convention have an impact on climate change. Here are three op-eds from the 11th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held at Hyderabad, India, from 8 to 19 October 2012.

  1. Biodiversity needs action on money front
  2. North-South divide blurs at Hyderabad
  3. Science backs biodiversity policy