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We are hummingbirds putting out the fire of climate change

The Prince of Monaco, Prof. Jean Pascal van Ypersele a Belgian climate scientist and Sunita Narain an Indian social activist took the stage at the UN in Geneva yesterday to speak about climate change. The main themes to emerge from … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming environment into aid projects

ITC is currently “mainstreaming” environment into its projects and policies. By mainstreaming we mean “the integration of environmental considerations into ITC policies and project activities to ensure sustainability of practices.” Setting green pathways (Pic Maximillian, Flickr) As a first step, … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go now

Climate scientist Kevin Anderson recently traveled by train to a climate conference in Shanghai instead of taking the plane. It was a 20 day round trip. Here is his argument why climate negotiators, researchers and campaigners should set an example … Continue reading

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Flying business class greater carbon footprint than economy travel

Staff at the UN and World Bank Group travel by air alot and mainly in business class. This has raised questions on economic and moral grounds but also generated debate about their carbon footprint. These organizations promote the science-based argument … Continue reading

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Carbon standards in Latin America

Carbon standards were introduced by buyers to reduce the carbon footprint of consumer products, particularly in the agri-food chain. This week the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean organized a workshop on the issue. I presented ITC’s work … Continue reading

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