The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties 17th session completed its two week run today with Canada and Japan rethinking whether they want to pay attention to the committments those countries made under the Kyoto Protocols. Canada has instead of reducing its emissions by 2% increased its emissions by 6%. Other countries… more
- Dec 9, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Dec 7, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Even as delegates of states’ governments, businesses, labor, non-governmental organizations and indigenous peoples meet in Durban, South Africa for the last week of a two week negotiation, many observer have concluded, “the UN climate talks failed long ago.” In an apparent effort to avoid accounability under the commitments made as a signator to the Kyoto… more
- Dec 2, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change December 2, 2011 – AWG-KP Intervention – COP17/Durban Read by Nanta Mpaayei Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am honoured to present today on behalf of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change. We are happy to have this second chance to address this working group, because of… more
- Nov 30, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change presented its statement to the Adhoc Working Group on the Kyoto Protocols yesterday in Durban, South Africa at the Climate Change Treaty negotiations. Ben Powless of the Indigenous Environmental network presented the following statement: Thank you Mr. Chair, I speak to you on behalf of the International… more
- Nov 27, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The United Nations 26 November began debate on a draft resolution declaring 2013 as the International Year of Quinua. The resolution notes that the peoples of the Andean region have maintained the essential cultural relationships between the people and the land to ensure the continued existence of the cereal food Quinua. Quinua (Chenopodium quinoa) is… more