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07 Dec 2010
"At the climate summit, they're feeling like deserted islands" - MSV in the LA Times
LA Times journalist Margot Roosevelt interviews Ronny Jumeau, Seychelles Ambassador to the United Nations and MSV partner, during the COP negotiations in Cancun.  Excerpts from the article Members of the Alliance of Small Island States, alre ...
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06 Dec 2010
Kirt Ejesiak, Vice-President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council - Canada on Climate Change TV
Kirt Ejesiak is the Vice-President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council - Canada, a partner in MSV. Kirt took part in the MSV side event and spoke to Climate Change TV about what the Inuit want to see happen in Cancun. Click here to access the video ...
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03 Dec 2010
COP Day 4 - Action and Inaction in Cancun
“You have been negotiating all my life. You cannot tell me you need more time.” Those words were spoken by Christina Ora,  a youth delegate from the Solomon Islands to the plenary of COP 15 in Copenhagen last year. This year they are emblazo ...
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03 Dec 2010
UNEP features Portraits of Resilience on its Cancun website
UNEP has featured several photos from Portraits of Resilience, a project which trains youth in the Arctic and small islands developing states in the use of photography and other digital media. It brings the faces and perspectives of these y ...
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02 Dec 2010
COP Day 3 - MSV Side Event - "There are negotiations and there are side events"
That comment came from Seychelles UN Ambassador Ronny Jumeau at today’s Many Strong Voices side event in Cancun. There are negotiations and there are side events. The former is where the official business is done. Side events are where ideas beg ...
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02 Dec 2010
COP 16 Day 2 - Negotiations begin in Earnest
On the second day of the COP, traffic chaos settled down and negotiations began in earnest. One of the key issues is the need to settle on a vision for the future. That’s the responsibility of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Act ...
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30 Nov 2010
COP Day 1 - Speeches and Traffic Jams
Monday 29 November – COP Day 1 The 16th session of UNFCCC climate negotiations began with speeches from dignitaries, procedural questions and traffic jams along the highway between venues. The federal police have taken over one side of the four-l ...