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12:59 07/09/2010
Focus on youth in Asia and Africa

Focus on youth in Asia and Africa

Last week was an historic week for VSO. Our partner organisations from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India Tajikistan, the Philippines and Nepal all contributed to lively discussions with staff from countries across the region (including China and Indonesia)… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Man in a field

CIVICUS day 2 – Model Forest and climate justice

Climate justice is one of the themes of the CIVICUS World Assembly. The question for those fighting for climate justice is how to connect up local voices to the global decision-making stage. VSO/CUSO-VSO led a workshop on Model Forest projects to explore best practice and share lessons learned.

In Cameroon there… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Crop field, Kenya

Making sense of climate change – low carbon development

In my previous posts on climate change terminology, I wrote about mitigation and adaptation. Today’s post is about low carbon development.

Low carbon development involves social and economic development that does not add substantially to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It can involve similar activities as mitigation, such as investing in… Read more »

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