The world over celebrated the Solstice…the longest night…that promises the return of increasingly longer days. Recognized throughout all of human history as the point in time when celebrations honor the light. All cultures including the Romans, Chaomos of northwestern Pakistan (Chaomos), the Maya of the Yucatan to El Salvador, Igbo of Nigeria, Maori of New… more
- Dec 24, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Dec 12, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Dec 9, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
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 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