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MessagePosté le: Dim 14 Sep - 02:16 (2014)    Sujet du message: SOMMET INTERRELIGIEUX SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES Répondre en citant



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Dans le cadre des efforts menés pour stimuler des actions ambitieuses contre les changements climatiques, M. Ban Ki-moon, secrétaire général des Nations Unies, organise un Sommet sur le climat le 23 septembre 2014 à New York. Afin de mettre en valeur les contributions spécifiques que les traditions religieuses apportent au débat international sur le climat, le Conseil œcuménique des Églises et Religions pour la paix organiseront un Sommet interreligieux sur les changements climatiques avant la réunion de l'ONU.

Une trentaine de responsables religieux seront présents au Sommet et s'engageront à défendre les causes de la justice climatique et de la protection de la terre, tant au niveau international que national.

Pour que la question du climat bénéficie de l'attention qu'elle mérite, des actions doivent être menées aux quatre coins du monde. Quand les grands dirigeants de la planète se réuniront à New York, leurs efforts seront mis en valeur par les activités menées par de simples citoyens à travers le monde. Les initiatives locales, si possible dans un esprit interreligieux, sont vivement encouragées; elles figureront sur le site web du Sommet (écrire à info@interfaithclimate.org).

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http://www.oikoumene.org/fr/press-centre/events/interfaith-summit-on-climat…


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1/5 - PANEL OF EXPERTS ON CLIMATE LEADERSHIP - 44th PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM


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On Monday 2 September 2013, a Panel of Experts on Climate Leadership was held in the Republic of the Marshall Islands ahead of their hosting of the 44th Pacific Islands Forum which resulted in the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership. For more information please visit http://www.majurodeclaration.org

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Part 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-z2pJtZqQY



PART 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzUUSZJ3epE



PART 3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp2AEvuezdc



PART 4 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTOuLqp6ceI



PART 5 :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxruWnj10ak


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CLIMATE CHANGE 2014

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MessagePosté le: Jeu 18 Sep - 03:10 (2014)    Sujet du message: MILLIARDAIRES, STARS, POLITIQUES, CITOYENS ET RELIGIEUX UNIS CONTRE LE RECHAUFFEMENT GLOBAL Répondre en citant

MILLIARDAIRES, STARS, POLITIQUES, CITOYENS ET RELIGIEUX UNIS CONTRE LE RECHAUFFEMENT GLOBAL

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La « grand-messe » se prépare. Le 21 septembre prochain, quelques jours avant le sommet prévu à l’ONU en présence de 120 chefs d’Etat, une marche des peuples pour le climat est organisée à New-York.
 
Cette marche n’attire que du beau monde. De tous bords. Les partis communiste et socialiste soutiennent l’événement, mais aussi quelque 1.400 autres partis politiques ou associations…
 
Une telle mobilisation suppose évidemment un puissant soutien matériel. Un rapport commandé par les Républicains aux Etats-Unis atteste qu’un « Club de milliardaires » – avec des membres comme le mondialiste David Rockefeller – financent le mouvement écologiste en le faisant apparaître comme émanant de la base.
 
L’aspect collectiviste du combat est désormais bien établi : l’ONU contrôle et dirige les opérations qui consistent à imposer toujours plus de contraintes aux pays développés, seuls à porter la charge de la diminution des émissions de CO2.
 
Une dimension panthéiste de plus en plus visible
 
Mais il prend également une dimension religieuse relevant du panthéisme puisque toutes les « religions » ont également annoncé leur présence : chrétiens, juifs, musulmans, groupes interreligieux mais également humanistes
 
Le tout évidemment porté par quelques stars médiatiques, parmi lesquelles Léonardo di Caprio officiellement nommé « messager de paix » par l’ONU et qui fera une profession de foi publique dans le réchauffement climatique dès le prochain sommet du 23 septembre.
 
En attendant, nombreux sont les scientifiques à répéter inlassablement qu’aucun « réchauffement » n’a pu être constaté depuis… 19 ans !


http://reinformation.tv/milliardaires-stars-politiques-citoyens-religieux-unis-contre-rechauffement-global/


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MessagePosté le: Dim 21 Sep - 23:39 (2014)    Sujet du message: RADICAL LEFTISTS CLAMOR FOR SOCIALISM, REVOLUTION AT "PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH" Répondre en citant

RADICAL LEFTISTS CLAMOR FOR SOCIALISM, REVOLUTION AT "PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH"

Just see who's behind these groups and the real agenda for a communist society. "U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, who once said Communism, especially as it is practiced in China, is the best model for fighting non-existent climate change because democracy allows for debate and a difference of opinion". This lady is lying. China is not a democracy. Thousand of peoples are in prison because of this totalitarian system. Second, China, if I remember, is a country were pollution is a big problem, and I also think that China don't participate in this global euphemism global climate change who's nothing more than the UN agenda to completely enslave everyone under a tyrannical regime. Third, the fossil fuel emissions and the tax on carbon emissions is only a manner to take every penny in our pocket and to push some new kind of energy for their corporate partners. Carbon emissions exist since the beginning of times and are part of our natural eco-system. But under the lie to protect "mother earth", we will be force by laws to change our habits. Socialist and communist are not diversity, it's a totalitarian regime and this, is the goal of the UN and the Roman Catholic Empire.

THOUSANDS MARCH IN NYC OVER CLIMATE CHANGE


 


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September 21, 2014

On Sunday, tens of thousands took to the streets in New York City to demand action on climate change, The Blaze reported. One of the actions protesters demanded, naturally, was revolution and an embrace of socialism.

"Capitalism is destroying the planet,” read a sticker on one woman’s shirt. “We need revolution, nothing less.”

Protesters also carried signs calling for socialism. Oliver Darcy said members of the Socialists Workers Party passed out flyers attempting to make “the case for ecosocialism.”

The protest remained peaceful, Darcy said, but appeared to be made up of fringe leftists, some of whom also demanded "justice" for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot in Ferguson, Missouri, by Officer Darren Wilson. Breitbart.com said protesters also took to the streets in London, and in about 150 countries around the world ahead of a global summit on climate change.

The protest, according to The Daily Caller's Michael Bastach, is supported by hundreds of groups, including SEIU, the Communist Party USA, the Socialist Party USA and various state chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. In short, a literal who's who of leftist groups support the protest calling for an end to capitalism.

The Democratic Socialists of America, Ecosocialist Horizons, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the Freedom Socialist Party, the International Socialist Organization, Socialist Action and the Socialist Alternative also support the march, Bastach added. Groups representing Jews, Sikhs and Buddhists also support the effort.

The march comes as satellite data indicates there has not been any global warming for some 18 years, Breitbart added. Nevertheless, environmentalists insist "something" must be done.

The only way that fossil fuel emissions will be phased down rapidly is via an across-the-board fee/tax on carbon emissions," said retired NASA scientist and climate alarmist James Hansen. "That is the way to have an enforceable agreement, because border duties would be collected from countries that do not have the fee, thus providing a strong incentive for them to have their own domestic carbon fee. Therefore I will be marching, along with several grandchildren, with Citizens Climate Lobby, which advocates fee-and-dividend.”

For others, like many who marched in New York, the answer is simpler -- adopt socialism and reject the free market. Those sentiments would echo comments made by U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, who once said Communism, especially as it is practiced in China, is the best model for fighting non-existent climate change because democracy allows for debate and a difference of opinion. Political differences, she argued, are "very detrimental" to solving what appears to many to be a non-issue.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 23 Sep - 02:13 (2014)    Sujet du message: SOMMET SUR LE CLIMAT : LES EVENEMENTS METEOROLIQUES EXTRÊMES MONTRENT QU'IL EST URGENT D'AGIR - ONU Répondre en citant

SOMMET SUR LE CLIMAT : LES EVENEMENTS METEOROLIQUES EXTRÊMES MONTRENT QU'IL EST URGENT D'AGIR - ONU


Le changement climatique entraîne des déplacements croissants en Afrique, où des régions sont ravagés par la sécheresse. Photo UNHCR/B. Bannon

22 septembre 2014 – À la veille de l'ouverture du Sommet de l'ONU sur le climat, la Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes, Margareta Wahlström, a prévenu que les catastrophes causées par des évènements météorologiques extrêmes seront la nouvelle norme si la lutte contre les changements climatiques n'est pas rapidement renforcée.

« Les chefs d'État vont devoir prendre des engagements au niveau national pour atténuer les risques de catastrophes et pour assurer l'adaptation à la nouvelle réalité, et nous espérons que leurs annonces incluront des engagements dans le domaine de la réduction des risques de catastrophes », a dit Mme Wahlström dans un communiqué de presse.

Le Sommet sur le climat qui commence mardi est organisé par le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon. De nombreux chefs d'États et de gouvernement doivent y participer pour susciter une mobilisation au niveau mondial pour réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et pour stimuler les investissements en matière de résilience.

Mme Wahlström a estimé que la multiplication des évènements météorologiques extrêmes dans le monde devrait contribuer à renforcer la détermination des chefs d'États et de gouvernements et des entreprises qui participeront au Sommet de l'ONU à agir.

Au cours du weekend, la capitale des Philippines, Manille, a été frappée par des inondations, forçant à évacuer environ 200.000 personnes après le passage de la tempête tropicale Fung Wong.

De son côté, le Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon s'est félicité du grand nombre de participants à la Marche pour le climat qui a eu lieu dimanche à New York, notant que de plus en plus de gens prennent conscience de l'existence des changements climatiques et de la façon dont ils affectent les communautés et les économies dans le monde.

« Demain, au Sommet sur le climat, nous verrons que les gouvernements, les investisseurs et les entreprises ont compris les opportunités considérables d'un avenir durable et résilient. J'ai demandé à tous les participants de s'engager à prendre des mesures de changement », a dit M. Ban dans un discours prononcé lundi lors d'une cérémonie pour marquer le lancement de la Semaine pour le climat.

« Les mesures que nous prenons aujourd'hui serviront à ouvrir la voie vers davantage d'opportunités, de prospérité et de dignité pour chacun dans le monde entier. C'est pour cela que nous devons relancer la dynamique politique pour conclure un accord universel sur le climat à Paris en 2015. Nous devons nous assurer que tous les pays ont accès aux ressources financières et aux investissements nécessaires pour renforcer la résilience », a-t-il ajouté.

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L’ACTU EN PHOTOS - EN ROUTE VERS UN ACCORD SUR LE CLIMAT EN 2015

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La fonte des glaces dans le lagon glaciaire Jökulsárlón en Islande, où le glacier est en train de diminuer en raison de la hausse des températures. ONU/E. Debebe

Le Secrétaire général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a invité les dirigeants mondiaux – représentants des gouvernements, du monde de la finance, des entreprises et de la société civile – au Sommet sur le climat qui se tiendra le mardi 23 septembre au siège des Nations Unies à New York, pour donner un nouvel élan à la lutte contre les changements climatiques.

La soif d’énergie est l’un des plus grands défis pour l’atténuation du changement climatique alors que les populations et les revenus croissent. Le système énergétique actuel repose en grande partie sur les combustibles fossiles qui produisent l’effet de serre et ont un impact négatif sur notre santé.

L’agriculture conventionnelle impose aussi un lourd tribut à l’environnement, elle épuise les ressources de la terre et produit des quantités importantes de gaz à effet de serre, selon l’ONU.

De leur côté, les forêts contribuent à réguler le climat en stockant le carbone. Elles protègent également nos bassins hydrographiques. Mais la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts menacent ces ressources inestimables à hauteur de 13 millions d’hectares à travers le monde par an.

L’industrie, aussi, contribue au changement climatique. Elle est responsable de 35% de la consommation mondiale d’électricité et d’environ 20% des émissions de CO2.

Pour sa part, le transport dévore plus de la moitié du carburant fossile liquide de la planète, pollue et est responsable d’environ un quart des émissions de gaz à effet de serre liées à l’énergie.

Pour créer une dynamique pour le prochain sommet, une réunion de haut niveau – appelée l’ascension d’Abou Dhabi – s’est déroulé aux Emirats Arabes Unis les 4 et 5 mai 2014. Au programme : les idées pour accroître les énergies renouvelables, améliorer l’efficacité énergétique, développer les pratiques agricoles intelligentes et des transports plus propres, et l’augmentation du financement de l’action climatique.



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MessagePosté le: Jeu 25 Sep - 12:58 (2014)    Sujet du message: CLIMATE SUMMIT : ‘ALL HANDS ON DECK’ DECLARES BAN, CALLING FOR LEADERSHIP, CONCRETE ACTION Répondre en citant

CLIMATE SUMMIT : ‘ALL HANDS ON DECK’ DECLARES BAN, CALLING FOR LEADERSHIP, CONCRETE ACTION

VIDEO : http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48787#.VCPvSyc0iSo




Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the opening of the Climate Summit 2014. UN Photo/Cia Pak

 http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48787#

23 September 2014 – We are not here to talk, we are here to make history, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told world leaders at an “unprecedented and important gathering” that aims to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal.

“The human, environmental and financial cost of climate change is fast becoming unbearable,” Mr. Ban told the opening ceremony of his much-anticipated Climate Summit in the General Assembly Hall. “We need a clear shared vision.”


Many of the more than 120 Heads of States and Government, business, finance and civil society representatives are today expected to announce commitments that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize financing for climate action.

“I am asking you to lead,” Mr. Ban told them. “We must cut emissions. Science says they must peak by 2020 and decline sharply thereafter. By the end of this century we must be carbon neutral.”

Underscoring the importance of climate change as the defining issue of our age, Mr. Ban noted that the international community’s response today will define the future.

He noted that UN Headquarters, which was heavily impacted by Super Storm Sandy, will be carbon neutral by 2020.

“To ride this storm we need all hands on deck,” the top United Nations official summed. “Today we must set the world on a new course.”

Over the course of the day, participants will announce national action and ambition plans, and take part in thematic discussions on topics ranging from climate science to climate, health and jobs.

The UN also hopes to raise at least $10-15 billion during the Summit for the flagship Green Climate Fund created to support developing countries on their path to low-emission and climate resilient development.

Speaking to journalists later in the day, Mr. Ban recalled walking in the People’s March on Sunday with more than 300,000 people concerned about climate change.

“They asked me to bring their voices into the halls of the United Nations,” he said in reference to a box he was given with 2 million signatures.
“That is what I have done. Our duty now is to listen,” he added in a press conference alongside President François Hollande of France and Peru’s President Ollanta Humala.

Mr. Ban highlighted some of the announcements being made at today’s Summit.

They include a Mayor’s Compact, signed by more than 200 mayors representing 400 million people, to reduce annual emissions by between 12.4 and 16.4 per cent.

The UN chief also noted some announcements by some of the world’s largest and most well-known companies to adapt their supply chains to reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change, as well as assist 500 million farmers in the process.

Among other announcements, oil and gas companies are to pledge efforts to curb the release of methane gas, and some of the largest financial institutions will shift more than 200 billion dollars toward building low-carbon economies by 2015.

Also addressing today’s opening, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said there is only one option – urgent, daring action on climate change.


Bill de Blasio, Mayor of the City of New York, speaks at the opening of the UN Climate Summit 2014. UN Photo/Cia Pak



He vowed to follow through on climate efforts initiated by his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, who is now Mr. Ban’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. On Sunday, Mr. de Blasio announced that New York City is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the earth’s surface than any other decade since 1850, noted the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairperson, Rajendra Pachauri.

“How on Earth can we leave our children with a world like this,” he asked. “I’m not sure I could stand before you if the threats of climate change had no solutions. But they do.”

“We are told the costs of limiting climate change are unaffordable – they are not, but wait until you get the bill for inaction,” Mr. Pachauri added.
Former United States Vice-President Al Gore underscored that the world has entered a period of consequences.

“The path to change is here,” he noted. “All we need is political will. But political will is a renewable resource.”

Participants also heard from newly-appointed UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio who said he was speaking not as an expert but as one of the 400,000 concerned citizens who marched in New York on Sunday, as part of the worldwide Peoples’ Climate March demonstrations.

“As an actor I pretend for a living, I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe mankind has looked at climate change in the same way, as if pretending climate change wasn’t real it would go away. But I think we know now that isn’t the case,” he said.

Listing of aspects of climate change, such as ocean acidification and melting glaciers, he underscored that “none of this is rhetoric, none of this hysteria, this is fact.”

Mr. DiCaprio addressed the Summit ahead of actor Li Bingbing, a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador.

Speaking on behalf of civil society, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands, delivered a moving poem to her infant daughter saying that she “won’t let her down” on climate change action. The infant was brought onstage, met with a standing ovation.

Before the Government officials spoke, the President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, highlighted the two objectives of the meeting – to generate ambitious action on cutting gas emissions, increasing resilience and propelling the world towards a cleaner, greener economy, and to mobilize political will towards a meaningful, universal climate change agreement in Paris in 2015.

Those climate talks are being overseen by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

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BAN SEEKS ‘VISION, CONCRETE ACTION’ FROM WORLD LEADERS AT UN CLIMATE SUMMIT


Pictured, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, formed by a melting glacier (2013). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

22 September 2014 – True to his belief that tackling climate change requires “all hands on deck”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering a new and unique mix of partners at United Nations Headquarters Tuesday – from Government, business, finance and civil society – for a summit aiming to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal.

The UN chief’s Climate Summit is expected to draw more than 120 Heads of State and Government to announce their vision and commitment for reaching a universal and meaningful climate agreement in 2015, as well as make announcements on actions that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize financing for climate action.

“Now is the time for action. That is what the people marching in New York demanded yesterday. It is what we will see tomorrow at the Climate Summit,” said Mr. Ban in remarks to “Climate Week New York City,” which came just hours after an estimated 300,000 people took to the to the streets of Manhattan demanding measures to curb the impacts of climate change.

Declaring climate change the defining issue of our time, the Secretary-General said: “We need all hands on deck.”

“We need a clear vision, anchored in domestic and multinational actions, for keeping global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius,” he said in earlier remarks. “The world needs to see what opportunities there are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and provide sustainable energy sources. By seeing what is possible, others can find inspiration and follow suit.”

“I am counting on leaders everywhere, from all sectors of society, to lead by example and bring bold actions and ideas and strong political vision and political will to New York.”

The Summit is being held 14 months before countries meet in Paris to reach a global climate agreement. The New York Summit has been planned as a very different kind of meeting, with emphasis on promoting both a long-term vision and immediate actions for achieving a low-carbon and resilient world.

Opening at 8 a.m., the Summit will start with a film produced by Lyn Lear and narrated by Morgan Freeman. Delegates will then hear the Secretary-General set out his expectations for the event and the road ahead.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairperson Rajendra Pachauri, former United States Vice-President Al Gore and actors Li Bingbing, a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, and newly-appointed UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio will also address the Opening Ceremony.

Speaking on behalf of civil society will be Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands, who was selected through an open process run by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service.

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BAN HAILS ‘BOLD’ ANNOUNCEMENTS ON TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AS HISTORIC UN SUMMIT CLOSES


The Congo Basin harbours the world’s second largest tropical forest. It is also a key resource for stabilizing the global climate. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

23 September 2014 – Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced today by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has long urged workable solutions based on “clear vision anchored in domestic and multinational actions.”

Today was a great day – a historic day. Never before have so many leaders gathered to commit to action on climate change,” Mr. Ban said, summing up the day-long event,which drew a unique mix of international players who announced their vision and commitment for reaching a universal and meaningful climate agreement in 2015, as well made announcements on actions that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize financing for climate action.

“The Summit delivered,” declared the UN chief, noting that leaders had reaffirmed determination to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius by cutting emissions. And many, from all regions and all levels of economic development, advocated for a peak in greenhouse gas emissions before 2020, decisively reduced emissions thereafter, and climate neutrality in the second half of this century.

On finance, the Secretary-General said public and private sources showed the way forward for mobilizing the needed resources. Leaders expressed strong support for the Green Climate Fund. And a total of $2.3 billion was pledged towards the Fund's initial capitalization today, and others committed contributions by November 2014.

“A new coalition of Governments, business, finance, multilateral development banks and civil society leaders announced their commitment to mobilize upwards of $200 billion for financing low-carbon and climate-resilient development,” he said, adding that private banks announced they would issue $20 billion in “Green Bonds” and that they would double the market to $50 billion by 2015, next year.

As for carbon pricing, “one of the most powerful tools available for reducing emissions and generating sustainable development and growth”, Mr. Ban said that many Government and business leaders supported putting a price on carbon through various instruments and called for intensified efforts to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. Some 30 companies had announced their alignment with the Caring for Climate Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing.

Among the day’s other highlights, he said the Summit had heard how strengthening resilience – both climate and financial – is a smart and essential investment. Adaptation needs are growing, particularly for the least developed countries and small island developing States, which are most at risk and need most international support.

Finally, he spotlighted that “new coalitions are forming to meet the full scope of the climate challenge,” and citied the first Global Agricultural Alliance which was launched today to enable 500 million farmers worldwide to practice climate-smart agriculture by 2030.

Leaders of the oil and gas industry, along with national Governments and civil society organisations, made an historic commitment to identify and reduce methane emissions by 2020.

“A new Compact of Mayors, representing 200 cities with a combined population of 400 million people, pledged new commitments to reduce annual emissions by between 12.4 and 16.4 per cent,” added the Secretary-General, telling delegations that those highlights would serve as his Chairman’s Summary, which would be distributed soon to Member States.

Looking ahead, Mr. Ban urged the participants to maintain the spirit of compromise and commitment that characterized the discourse at the Summit. “We must fulfil and expand on all the pledges and initiatives brought forward today.”

As the international community walked together on the road to Lima and Paris (milestone meetings of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) in December 2014 and 2015, he said “let us look back on today as the day we decided – as a human family – to put our house in order to make it liveable for future generations. Today’s Summit has shown that we can rise to the climate challenge.”

Earlier in the day, Mr. Ban already welcomed specific commitments made by specific countries, including “generous pledges’ of $1 billion each by President François Hollande of France and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

He noted that The European Union pledged to adopt the 40 per cent emissions reductions target this October, Grenada called for all island states to go 100 per cent renewable, and China announced that it will peak its emissions as soon as possible and double its support for the South-South Cooperation.

“We have heard significant pledges of finance and resources,” he said. “Finance is the enabler of what we want to achieve. This morning, you have acknowledged its crucial importance. Private finance is out there, and public finance can be the lever to access it.”

Addressing the special mid-day wrap up session, United States President Barrack Obama said that of all the immediate challenges world leaders were set to address this week during the General Assembly’s high-level segment – terrorism, inequality disease – there is one issue that would define the contours of the current century more than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate.

 
United States President Barack Obama, speaks at the UN Climate Summit 2014. UN Photo/Cia Pak


 
“Indeed ... deepening scientific evidence says this once distant threat has moved firmly into the present; no nation is immune,” he said, underscoring that “the climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it. The alarm bells keep ringing. Our citizens keep marching. We cannot keep pretending we do not hear them. We have to answer the call.”

The mid-day segment was also addressed by Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania and Coordinator of the Committee of the African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change; Baron Waqa, President of Nauru and Chair of Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS); and Zhang Gaoli, Vice-Premier of China.

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LA PLUS GRANDE MOBILISATION POUR LE CLIMAT DE L'HISTOIRE!


 

Des milliards d’individus sont actuellement séduits. Il en a été de même pour des milliards d’autres avant eux. On vous a même menti. Une fraude à grande échelle a été perpétrée et toutes les religions du monde y ont participé. On vous caché ce qu’était votre formidable potentiel, votre avenir incroyable. Ces personnes ne voient-ils pas tout cet agenda communiste et socialiste de la bête mis en place par les esclaves dociles de l'ombre?  Cet agenda nazi est conforme à la Charte de la Terre et basé sur le modèle de Karl Marx. Tous, ils marchent vers leur perte pour avoir cru et s'être uni ) ce vaste projet du changement climatique. Ils ont été trompés, séduits et très très bientôt, ils en payeront le prix par celui-là même en qui ils ont mis leur confiance : Lucifer.

Plusieurs s’interrogent et s’inquiètent de ce que l’avenir réserve. D’autres craignent simplement de n’avoir aucun avenir, comme notre civilisation. Vous n’avez plus jamais à douter de votre avenir, ou de celui de l’humanité.

Si seulement elle savait ce que Dieu lui réserve. Et pourtant, on a délibérément supprimé la vérité à ce sujet à tout le monde. Il n’y en a que quelques-uns qui font exception. Or, vous pouvez être une de ces exceptions. Vous pouvez faire partie du petit nombre qui n’est pas séduit.

En tant que «prince de la puissance de l’air» (Éph 2:2), Satan a influencé, guidé, dominé et totalement séduit une population sans défiance. Réfléchissez. Si Satan a séduit le monde entier, ce n’est donc pas le monde de Dieu. (Voyez aussi I Jn 5:19). Alors, puisque le monde entier est séduit, il est coupé de Dieu. Les gens séduits ne connaissent pas la raison de leur existence et vivent une vie qui est le reflet de cette ignorance (És 59:1-2; Jér 5:25).

"Et tous les habitants de la terre l’adoreront, ceux dont le nom n’a pas été écrit dès la fondation du monde dans le livre de vie de l’agneau qui a été immolé."
Apocalypse 13:8

Mais, quand nous-mêmes, quand un ange du ciel annoncerait un autre évangile que celui que nous vous avons prêché, qu’il soit anathème! Nous l’avons dit précédemment, et je le répète à cette heure: si quelqu’un vous annonce un autre évangile que celui que vous avez reçu, qu’il soit anathème [maudit]» (1:6-9)!

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Il y a quelques mois, notre communauté a décidé de relever un défi qui paraissait alors complètement fou -- organiser la plus grande mobilisation pour le climat de l'histoire. Hier, cette mobilisation a eu lieu. Des centaines de milliers de personnes ont manifesté à New York et dans plus de 2000 autres endroits du globe. Il ne pouvait pas y avoir de preuve d'amour plus impressionnante pour tout ce que le changement climatique menace - et quelle belle manière de témoigner de l'espoir que nous partageons tous: celui de sauver ce monde et de construire une société reposant sur des énergies 100% renouvelables. Faites descendre votre écran pour voir les images de tous les fantastiques évènements organisés par Avaaz et ses partenaires partout dans le monde. Et n'oubliez pas de jeter un coup d'oeil à la une des journaux aujourd'hui!

 
New York, États-Unis


Melbourne, Australie



Berlin, Allemagne


  Paris, France


  Londres, Royaume-Uni + LGBT flag


  New Delhi, Inde


The New York Times, États-Unis


 
Le Directeur exécutif d'Avaaz Ricken Patel remet la pétition pour des énergies 100% renouvelables et ses 2 millions de signatures au Secrétaire général de l'ONU Ban Ki-moon lors de la Marche pour le Climat de New York
+ Al Gore


  Loliondo, Tanzanie


  Port Moresby, Papouasie-Nouvelle Guinée


 
Les avaaziennes Marie Yared et Flore Blondel remettent la pétition pour des énergies 100% renouvelables au Président de la République française François Hollande


  Lomé, Togo


  Melbourne, Australie


Athènes, Grèce


Gênes, Italie


 Londres, Grande-Bretagne


  Munich, Allemagne


  Buenos Aires Herald, Argentine


  Istanbul, Turquie


  Colombo, Sri Lanka


  Katmandou, Népal


 

Nairobi, Kenya


  The Vancouver Sun, Canada


Wilderness, Afrique du Sud


  New Delhi, Inde


Rio de Janeiro, Brésil


  La Stampa, Italie


  Melbourne, Australie


  Paris, France


  Haaretz, Israël


  Trinidad-et-Tobago


  Honolulu, États-Unis


  Rome, Italie


  Ottawa, Canada


  El Pais, Espagne


  Sydney, Australie


  Frankfurter Rundschau, Allemagne


  New York, États-Unis


Bogota, Colombie


  Bristol, Grande-Bretagne


  New Delhi, Inde


  Barcelone, Espagne


  Burundi


  Bogota, Colombie


  Jakarta, Indonésie

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SCIENTISTS TURN TO POPE FRANCIS AND WORLD'S RELIGIONS TO SAVE THE PLANET

Forget past arguments over Darwin or Galileo – scientists set sights on unlikely alliance with the world’s religious leaders to combat climate change


Scientists turn to Pope Francis and world’s religions to save the planet Photo: AP



By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor

7:21PM BST 18 Sep 2014

It has been one of the most fraught relationships of recent centuries, at least in the popular imagination.

But a group of scientists are pinning their hopes for the salvation of the planet, in the face of climate change and habitat destruction - on religion.

Their case, set out in an essay in the journal Science, is being described a “watershed moment” for scientists and faith leaders alike.

It argues that engaging religious leaders, rather than relying on politicians, could hold the key to mobilising billions of people around the world to change aspects of their lifestyles to help prevent catastrophic climate change.

The article singles out Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church, with its 1.2 billion-strong network of followers, as the key but calls for religious leaders of every stripe to be recruited.

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It argues that religion can provide a unique combination of “moral leadership” and global organisational structures required to bring about practical changes which could have an immediate effect, such as providing millions of the world’s poorest people with cleaner forms of fuel.

It comes as Pope Francis finalises a widely anticipated papal encyclical on the environment, throwing the full weight of the Catholic Church behind efforts to limit climate change.

The article is co-authored by Prof Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a climate scientist at the University of California, San Diego, and Prof Sir Partha Dasgupta, an economist based at St John’s College, Cambridge.

“Natural and social scientists have done their part in documenting the irreversible environmental damages (albeit with large uncertainties) that we have inflicted and in spelling out specific mitigation actions,” they write.

“The transformational step may very well be a massive mobilisation of public opinion by the Vatican and other religions for collective action to safeguard the well-being of both humanity and the environment.”

They argue that the “invisible hand” of the market, the term coined by the philosopher and economist Adam Smith to describe how economies can regulate themselves, can never achieve the kind of change needed to protect the planet.

“The rise of market fundamentalism and the drive for growth in profits and gross domestic product (GDP) have encouraged behaviour that is at odds with pursuit of the common good,” they write.

“Finding ways to develop a sustainable relationship with nature requires not only engagement of scientists and political leaders, but also moral leadership that religious institutions are in a position to offer.”

Professor Naomi Oreskes, a leading Harvard historian of science, said: “This is a watershed moment.

“For 20 years, scientists have been reluctant to speak out on the need to change business as usual for fear of being labelled ‘political,’ and reluctant to address the moral dimensions of climate change for fear of being labelled ‘unscientific.’

"Professors Dasgupta and Ramanathan remind us that we are all responsible for the common good.”

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DECLARATION INTERRELIGIEUSE SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES
 



Participantes et participants au Sommet interreligieux sur les changements climatiques à New York. Photo: COE/Melissa Engle Hess

22 septembre 2014

Version française publiée le: 24 septembre 2014

Tandis que des centaines de milliers de gens défilaient dans les rues de New York le 21 septembre pour réclamer des mesures face aux changements climatiques, trente dignitaires représentant neuf religions apposaient leur nom à une déclaration appelant à agir concrètement pour limiter les émissions de carbone.

Ce document était la clé de voûte de la conférence interreligieuse organisée conjointement par le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE), organisation regroupant 345 Églises représentant environ 560 millions de chrétiens dans le monde, et Religions pour la paix, coalition interreligieuse comptant des membres dans plus de 70 pays. Les signataires provenaient de 21 pays sur six continents.

«Quand, en janvier, j’ai écouté le secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, convoquer les chefs d’État de la planète à un sommet sur les changements climatiques, j’ai pensé que nous aussi, les responsables religieux, devions nous réunir pour offrir nos contributions», a indiqué le pasteur Olav Fykse Tveit, secrétaire général du COE. Les changements de grande envergure nécessitent «une conviction profonde et ferme» qu’on peut trouver, selon lui, dans les «croyances, rituels, symboles, textes sacrés et prières de la foi qui donnent un sens et un cap à une grande partie de la population mondiale.»

La déclaration, intitulée Climat, religion et espoir: les traditions religieuses unies pour un avenir commun a été présentée au secrétaire général adjoint de l’ONU, Jan Eliasson, avant le sommet sur le climat des Nations Unies qui a commencé le 23 septembre.

Elle appelle «tous les États à collaborer de façon constructive en vue de parvenir à un accord mondial de grande portée sur le climat à Paris en 2015», qui sera «suffisamment ambitieux pour limiter l’augmentation des températures à moins de 2 °C, suffisamment juste pour répartir le fardeau de façon équitable, et suffisamment contraignant sur le plan juridique pour veiller à ce que des politiques climatiques nationales efficaces visant à limiter les émissions de carbone soient financées de façon adéquate et mises en œuvre dans leur intégralité.»

Nous sommes des responsables religieux qui représentons une vaste majorité des croyants dans le monde, donc «si nous changeons, tout change. C’est pourquoi nous devons nous engager», a déclaré le rabbin Awraham Soetendorp, fondateur de l’Institut Jacob Soetendorp pour les valeurs humaines, à la Haye (Pays-Bas). «La marche est visible. Ce que nous faisons ici est visible. Ensemble, la marche et les documents signés font une forte impression», a-t-il dit.

«Bien que nous mettions toujours l’accent sur l’au-delà, sur la vie éternelle, nous sommes extrêmement soucieux de la vie terrestre des individus», a souligné l’archevêque Demetrios de l’Archidiocèse orthodoxe grec d’Amérique. «Le climat est une question qui est au cœur de la vie humaine. Nous devons donc – nous, l’Église – garantir les meilleures conditions possibles.»

Pour certains des signataires, les changements climatiques menacent leur pays même. Les Tuvalu sont un État dont le territoire est constitué d’un chapelet d’îles et d’atolls coralliens dans l’océan Pacifique. L’eau de mer s’est infiltrée dans la nappe phréatique qui alimente la population en eau douce et les scientifiques avancent l’hypothèse que l’archipel finira par se retrouver sous les eaux avec la montée du niveau des mers.

«Pour mon Église, c’est une question de vie ou de mort, parce que c’est notre existence même qui est en péril. Or quelle que soit la menace qui pèse sur les moyens de subsistance, la vie et la continuité de la vie d’un peuple, il nous incombe à nous, croyants, de nous y opposer, car c’est une mission qui nous a été confiée par Dieu», a affirmé le pasteur Tafue Lusama, secrétaire général de l’Église chrétienne congrégationaliste des Tuvalu.

Néanmoins, il ne souhaite pas que les Tuvalu deviennent «un symbole de défaite» pour les autres pays de faible altitude qui pourraient être tôt ou tard confrontés au même sort. «Si nous campons sur nos positions en disant au monde qu’il doit faire quelque chose et agir dès aujourd’hui, même si les Tuvalu sombrent, nous pouvons sauver les autres», a insisté le pasteur Lusama.

Face à la crise qui touche le monde, il est impératif que les croyants fassent entendre leur voix avec espoir, en devenant une voix morale interpellant «nos convictions et nos engagements les plus profonds en tant qu’êtres humains», a martelé le pasteur Tveit, secrétaire général du COE. «Moi je dis qu’il est immoral de ne pas parler d’espoir en cette période.»

«Je vois beaucoup d’espoir, ne serait-ce que dans ces trois jours», a déclaré Christiana Figueres, secrétaire exécutive de la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques, qui s’est adressée au rassemblement au cours d’une séance du matin. «Il y a la mobilisation publique que nous voyons aujourd’hui, la mobilisation des entreprises que nous allons voir et la mobilisation politique. Cela témoigne de façon très encourageante de la volonté des gens de faire partie du mouvement. Mais cela ne suffit pas. Nous devons nous appuyer sur cela pour parvenir à une résolution définitive du problème.»

«Nous ne pouvons pas désespérer», a déclaré le cheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, président du Forum pour la promotion de la paix dans les sociétés musulmanes, à Abu Dhabi, et coprésident de Religions pour la paix. «Cet espoir, c’est notre adresse. C’est là que nous vivons.»

Communiqué de presse écrit par Connie Wardle, rédactrice principale et rédactrice web au Presbyterian Record, Canada.

Déclaration du Sommet interreligieux sur les changements climatiques 2014 (en anglais)
To save the earth, all must change their ways, says Ecumenical Patriarch (Communiqué de presse du COE publié le 19 septembre 2014)
Site web du Sommet interreligieux sur les changements climatiques
Travail du COE sur la justice climatique et le souci de la création

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INTERFAITH DECLARATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE


Participants in Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in New York. Photo: WCC/Melissa Engle Hess

22 September 2014

As hundreds of thousands of people flooded through the streets of New York City on 21 September in a march for action on climate change, 30 faith leaders representing nine religions signed their names to a statement calling for concrete actions to curb carbon emissions.

The document was the centerpiece of an interfaith conference jointly hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC), a body that includes 345 churches representing about 560 million Christians worldwide, and Religions for Peace, an interfaith coalition with members in more than 70 countries. Signatories hailed from 21 countries on six continents.

“When in January I listened to the general secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, calling the world’s heads of state for a summit on climate change, I thought we also have to get together as leaders of faith communities to offer our contributions,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fkyse Tveit, the WCC general secretary. Large changes require “deep and strong conviction” which, he said, can be found in the “beliefs, rituals, symbols, sacred texts and prayers of faith [that] give meaning and direction for a large portion of the world’s population.”

The statement, titled Climate, Faith and Hope: Faith Traditions Together for a Common Future will be presented to the deputy-secretary general of the UN, Jan Eliasson, in advance of the UN climate summit that is set to begin on 23 September.

It calls on “all States to work constructively towards a far-reaching global climate agreement in Paris in 2015” which will be “ambitious enough to keep temperature from rising well below 2° Celsius; fair enough to distribute the burden in an equitable way; and legally binding enough to guarantee that effective national climate policies to curb emissions are well funded and fully implemented.”

As faith leaders who together represent a huge swathe of the world’s religious adherents, “if we change, everything changes. So we have to commit ourselves,” said Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, founder of the Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values in The Hague, the Netherlands. “The march is visible. What we are doing here is visible. The march and the signed documents together make an impression,” he said.

“Although there is always the emphasis on the beyond, on the eternal life, we are extremely eager for earthly life for people,” said Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. “Climate is a central issue for human life. So we have to try as a church to ensure the best possible conditions.”

For some of the signatories, climate change is threatening the very countries they call home. The nation of Tuvalu sits on a small collection of reef islands and atolls in the Pacific Ocean. Salt water has entered the underground water table on which the people rely, and scientists suggest the islands will eventually be subsumed as sea levels continue to rise.

“For my church, this means life, because our very existence is challenged. And anything that challenges the livelihood and the life and life continuity of a people is a mission from God to us as believers to fight against it,” said Rev. Tafue Lusama, general secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Tuvalu (EKT).

Yet, he said, he didn’t want Tuvalu to become “a symbol of defeat” for other low-lying countries that may eventually face the same fate. “If we can stand our ground and tell the world they should do something and act on it now, even if Tuvalu goes down, we can save the others,” Lusama said.

In the face of the crisis affecting the world, it is imperative for people of faith to speak out in hope, becoming a moral voice that speaks “to our deepest convictions and commitments as human beings,” said the WCC general secretary. “I say it is immoral not to speak of hope in this time.”

“I see a lot of hope, even just these three days,” said Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, who spoke to the gathering during a morning session. “There’s the public mobilization that we’re seeing today, corporate mobilization that we’re going to see, and the political mobilization. It is a very encouraging sign that people are standing up to be counted. Yet it is not enough. We have to build on that to get to the final solution.”

“We cannot despair, said Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, president of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies in Abu Dhabi and co-moderator of Religions for Peace. “This hope is our address. This is where we live.”

WCC news release written by Connie Wardle, senior writer and online editor at the Presbyterian Record, Canada.

Statement from the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change 2014
To save the earth, all must change their ways, says Ecumenical Patriarch (WCC news release of 19 September 2014)
Website of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change
WCC’s work on climate justice and care for creation

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TO SAVE THE EARTH, ALL MUST CHANGE THEIR WAYS, SAYS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

19 September 2014

“If we are to respond to the ecological crisis in a responsible and substantial way, we must move beyond mere talk to practical action,” said Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in an official message to the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change to be held this week in New York City.

Sponsored by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in collaboration with the Religions for Peace, the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change will take place from 21 to 22 September, before the United Nations Climate Summit called by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

Speaking on behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, a founding member of the WCC, Patriarch Bartholomew said that “each believer and each leader, each field and each discipline, each institution and each individual must be touched by the call to change our greedy ways and destructive habits” for the sake of climate justice.

In his message for the summit, the Ecumenical Patriarch stressed that “unless we change the way we live; we cannot hope to avoid ecological damage. This means that – instead of solely depending on governments and experts for answers – each of us must become accountable for our slightest gesture and act in order to reverse the path that we are on, which will of course also include prevailing upon governments and leaders for the creation and application of collective policy and practice.”

Reflecting on possible outcomes of the summit, Patriarch Bartholomew said that if the “final statement of this summit is to prove informative and influential, it must be translated more than simply for the purpose of signing by the religious dignitaries; it must prove transformative of people’s lives”.

The Interfaith Summit on Climate Change is part of a global effort to mobilize people and communities on the issue of climate change. A large number of religious leaders will gather for the summit. It is felt that the involvement of indigenous peoples and youth will be vital.

In attendance will be leaders from various spiritual traditions such as the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Brahma Kumaris, Indigenous and multi-spiritual.

Read full text of the message by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Website of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change
WCC’s work on climate justice and care for creation

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AT MEETING WITH PACIFIC ISLAND LEADERS, BAN URGES PROGRESS ON CLIMATE FIGHT

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Nukunonu Atoll seaside is one of the regions of the world vulnerable to the impact of the climate change. UN Photo/Ariane Rummery (file photo)

26 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded Pacific Island nations for their “strong position” on the sustainable development of the world’s oceans and underscored the United Nations’ continuing role in assisting the region’s small island developing states (SIDS) in their battles against climate change and in their transition to democracy.

In remarks delivered to the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders in New York, Mr. Ban said he was “impressed by the energy and determination of the peoples of the Pacific to confront and overcome our pressing challenges” of climate change, recalling that in his recent trip to the region, he visited a displaced community still reeling from the effects of a 2009 tsunami.

“It was a stark reminder of the effects of climate change,” Mr. Ban told the gathering, adding that he was “deeply encouraged” by the commitments, partnerships and pledges made by Member States at the recent UN Conference on SIDS, held in the Samoan capital of Apia.

In particular, the Secretary-General pointed to the Samoa Pathway http://www.sids2014.org/index.php?menu=1537 , the Conference’s outcome document, formally known as the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action Pathway, stating that the agreement should be “high on the agenda” of the General Assembly, ECOSOC and the High-Level Political Forum.

In its 124 points, the Samoa Pathway includes actions for categories ranging from “sustained and sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth with decent work for all” to “climate change” and “health and non-communicable diseases.”

At the same time, Mr. Ban emphasized the importance of reaching a consensus at next year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, known as COP21.

“I am doing everything possible to press for the adoption of a meaningful, legal climate agreement next year,” he continued.
“And we are shaping a post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals that address the vulnerabilities and needs of all countries, including small island developing States.”

The Secretary-General also welcomed the recent elections held in Fiji on 17 September, applauding the Fijian people “for exercising their constitutional right to vote.”

“I hope this election will advance Fiji’s transition to democracy,” Mr. Ban said. “The United Nations fully supports this goal.”

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A better and peaceful world is possiblea world where people and nature come before profits. That’s socialism. That’s our vision. We are the Communist Party USA.

Socialism USA

Socialism will meet the needs of the great majority of our people and lay the basis for solving our social, economic and environmental problems.



Dear Maria,

The People's Climate March made big history!  It brought together people and groups from all backgrounds and walks of life that might not otherwise have thought they had anything in common.  It was an outpouring to stop the corporate/military polluters and save mother earth.
 
Defeating the Climate Deniers on November 4 is urgent.  The Climate Denier Koch brothers and ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) are investing unlimited funds for Republicans in toss-up Senate, House, Governor and legislative campaigns.  But, an even bigger wave of voter turnout can overpower the corporate agenda and prevail.
 
Since the Climate March,  Google, Facebook and Yelp are joining more than 106 corporations and non- profits in severing ties with ALEC, including Coca-Cola, Kraft, General Electric, Wal-Mart, General Motors, and Microsoft.
 
Don't give in to the psychological warfare that the Republicans have already won.  These Climate Deniers can be defeated if climate voters and union voters and women, young people. African American, Latino, Asian Pacific and Native American voters refuse to stay at home.
 
Take the GOTV (Get Out The Vote) Challenge!  Are there 100 volunteers across the country who will take part in the national AFL CIO and MoveOn phone banks once a week or more for the next five weeks?  Sign up at the links below and then e-mail to: politicalaction@cpusa.org and let us know that you have taken the challenge!  We'll keep track and announce our numbers each week.
 
If you live in a battleground state or district, will you pledge to take part in door knocking or phone banks with union or community groups at least once a week?  Write in and add your name to the GOTV Challenge.
 
If you are willing to travel to a battleground state or district and take part in the GOTV Challenge that way, sign up today at politicalaction@cpusa.org.
 
Take the GOTV Challenge:
 
Sign up here for the AFL-CIO  national online phone bank and make calls from wherever you are.
 
Sign up here for the MoveOn national online phone bank  to Save the Senate.
 
E-mail to politicalaction@cpusa.org to sign up for possible travel to a battleground state.
 
E-mail to politicalaction@cpusa.org with your pledge to door knock or phone bank in your community.
 
Share these stories from the People's World:
 
Unions to Google: Dump ALEC  http://peoplesworld.org/unions-to-google-dump-alec/
Ohio unions gear up for November elections http://peoplesworld.org/ohio-unions-gear-up-for-november-elections/
 
400,000 climate marchers paint New York green  http://peoplesworld.org/some-400-000-climate-marchers-paint-new-york-green/


Sincerely,
Joelle Fishman
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PARLIAMENTARY MEETING ON THE OCCASION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE



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LEONARDO DICAPRIO SAYS END "FREE RIDE" FOR INDUSTRIAL POLLUTERS


Leonardo DiCaprio. UN Photo/Cia Pak

American actor Leonardo DiCaprio has called on world leaders to end what he called "the free ride" that industrial polluters have been given in the name of a free market economy.

The newly appointed UN Messenger for Peace, with a special focus on climate change issues, spoke at the Climate Summit in New York on Tuesday.

Mr DiCaprio said addressing the issue is not just about telling people to change their light bulbs or to buy a hybrid car.

He described climate change as a "disaster" that has grown beyond the choices that individuals make to one that needs decisive large scale action by industries and governments around the world.

"We need to put a price tag on carbon emissions and eliminate government subsidies for oil, coal and gas companies. We need to end the free ride that industrial polluters have been given in the name of a free market economy. They do not deserve our tax dollars. They deserve our scrutiny for the economy itself will die if our ecosystems collapse. The good news is that renewable energy is not only achievable but good economic policy." (25")

Mr DiCaprio said climate change is not a partisan debate but a human one, adding that clean air and a livable planet are what he called "inalienable human rights".

He stressed that solving the climate crisis is not a question of politics but one of survival.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2014/09/leonardo-dicaprio-says-end-free-ride-for-industrial-polluters/#.VCswHic0iSo


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MessagePosté le: Sam 11 Oct - 01:34 (2014)    Sujet du message: LA FAO LANCE UN LOGICIEL INFORMATIQUE POUR AMELIORER LES SYSTEMES NATIONAUX DE SURVEILLANCE DES FORÊTS Répondre en citant

LA FAO LANCE UN LOGICIEL INFORMATIQUE POUR AMELIORER LES SYSTEMES NATIONAUX DE SURVEILLANCE DES FORÊTS

Un autre joujou qui leur permettra l'activité humaine dans les forêts surtout, et d'empêcher les gens de pouvoir, dans ce temps de guerre, se chauffer pour survivre. Bien sûr, la déforestation est un problème dans plusieurs pays, mais qui sont les véritables artisans de cette destruction?


La FAO a lancé un outil informatique pour mieux gérer les forêts. Photo: FAO/Joan Manuel Baliellas

10 octobre 2014 – L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) a annoncé vendredi le lancement d'un logiciel gratuit qui devrait contribuer à améliorer la façon dont beaucoup de pays en développement évaluent leurs forêts et en surveillent l'évolution dans le cadre de la lutte contre la déforestation et le changement climatique.

Ce logiciel est conçu pour aider les pays tout au long du cycle de vie complet de l'inventaire forestier, notamment en matière d'évaluation, de conception, de planification, de collecte et du traitement des données sur le terrain, d'estimation, d'analyse et de notification. Les gouvernements finnois et allemand ont encouragé le développement de ce logiciel baptisé Open Foris.

Des informations précises sur les forêts sont essentielles pour permettre aux gouvernements de gérer leurs ressources naturelles de manière durable. Toutefois, près de 80 pour cent des pays en développement rencontrent des difficultés à recueillir et utiliser les informations de base sur leurs ressources forestières.

Dans le même temps, la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts – en cours en grande partie dans les pays en développement – sont parmi les principales sources d'émission de carbone due à l'action de l'homme.

« De nombreux pays ne disposent tout simplement pas d'un tableau de bord complet de ce qui se passe dans leurs forêts, et sans une telle connaissance il est difficile d'élaborer des politiques forestières efficaces pour lutter contre la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts ou pour faire avancer les stratégies nationales en matière de changement climatique», a expliqué le responsable du Département des forêts de la FAO, Eduardo Rojas-Briales, dans un communiqué de presse.

« Nous espérons que l'Open Foris changera la donne, car il est le premier logiciel complet et adaptable, qui permettra non seulement de guider les pays au cours du processus de collecte et d'analyse des données, mais il encouragera et facilitera aussi le libre partage des connaissances de manière novatrice. La transparence accrue aidera les décideurs à obtenir les informations dont ils ont besoin pour orienter l'action en connaissance de cause », a-t-il ajouté.

Le nouveau logiciel de la FAO simplifie également le processus complexe de transformation des données brutes, telles que les mesures d'arbres et l'imagerie par satellite, en offrant à l'utilisateur de précieuses informations sous la forme de pages Web interactives avec des statistiques, des graphiques, des cartes et des rapports.

En outre, le logiciel intègre des outils pour aider les pays à répondre aux exigences internationales en matière de notification. Il s'agit, par exemple dans le cadre de REDD+, des activités liées à la réduction des émissions dues à la déforestation et à la dégradation des forêts ainsi que les aspects concernant l'augmentation du stock de carbone dans les forêts.



News Tracker: autres dépêches sur la question

Sommet sur le climat : gouvernements, entreprises s'engagent à stopper la déforestation d'ici à 2030

http://www.un.org/apps/newsFr/storyF.asp?NewsID=33508#.VDhj5yc0h8E


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MessagePosté le: Dim 12 Oct - 03:26 (2014)    Sujet du message: LES DEPUTES VOTENT LA FIN DES SACS PLASTIQUES ET DE LA VAISSELLE JETABLE Répondre en citant

LES DEPUTES VOTENT LA FIN DES SACS PLASTIQUES ET DE LA VAISSELLE JETABLE


La loi de transition énergétique, dont l'examen s'est terminé ce matin à l'Assemblée nationale, prévoit notamment la possibilité d'indemniser les trajets à vélo vers son lieu de travail.

Après cinq journées de discussion, et un débat long et tendu suite à l'annonce par la ministre de l'Écologie de la suspension de l'écotaxe, l'Assemblée nationale a terminé ce samedi matin à 6h45, l'examen en première lecture du projet de loi sur la transition énergétique. Revue de détails des mesures adoptées qui doivent maintenant obtenir l'aval du Sénat.

Sacs plastiques

Les députés ont voté l'interdiction des sacs plastiques à usage unique à partir de 2016. Cette proposition introduite dans le texte par le gouvernement lors de son examen en commission se base sur le constat que près de 5 milliards de sacs de caisse en matière plastique à usage unique, et plus de 12 milliards de sacs dits «fruits et légumes» sont encore distribués dans les commerces. Une directive européenne allant dans le même sens est également en projet. Si le texte est définitivement voté, seuls des sacs plastique réutilisables - car plus épais - pourront être distribués ou vendus en caisse. Avec l'interdiction, Ségolène Royal souhaite à la fois relancer la filière papier et encourager les entreprises françaises fabriquant des sacs à base d'amidon de maïs ou de pomme de terre.

Vaisselle jetable

L'interdiction de la vaisselle jetable à partir de 2020 a été votée en séance à l'initiative des écologistes, malgré les réticences de la ministre de l'Écologie. L'amendement défendu par l'écologiste François-Michel Lambert prévoyait dans une version initiale l'interdiction à partir de début 2017 de la vaisselle jetable en plastique, afin de réduire les déchets, constitués par «l'énergie consommée pour la fabrication de ces produits et la pollution provoquée lorsqu'ils sont laissés dans la nature». Ségolène Royal s'est opposée à cet amendement qu'elle a qualifié «d'antisocial», car «les familles en situation de précarité ne jettent pas cette vaisselle mais la réutilisent». François-Michel Lambert a alors proposé de repousser la mesure à 2020, ce qui a permis son adoption, la ministre s'en étant remis «à la sagesse de l'Assemblée».

Chèque énergie

Mesure phare du projet de loi sur la Transition énergétique, la création d'un chèque énergie pour les ménages modestes a reçu l'aval des députés ce samedi matin. Ce chèque énergie doit permettre à ses bénéficiaires de payer les fournisseurs d'énergie ou de capitaliser afin de réaliser des travaux destinés à économiser de l'énergie. La ministre de l'Écologie Ségolène Royal est favorable à une «cohabitation partielle» des tarifs sociaux de l'électricité et du gaz avec le chèque énergie. Plus de 11 millions de personnes, soit un cinquième de la population française, éprouvent des difficultés à se chauffer et s'éclairer, selon une évaluation de l'Observatoire national de la précarité énergétique (ONPE). Le volet du texte consacré au bâtiment dispose en outre que des travaux de rénovation énergétique seront obligatoires en cas de travaux de ravalement, de toiture, et d'aménagement de nouvelles pièces d'un logement.

Indemnisation des trajet à vélo

L'un des amendements votés hier soir prévoit que les employeurs pourront désormais, s'ils le souhaitent, verser une indemnité kilométrique à leurs salariés se rendant à vélo, ou à vélo électrique, sur leur lieu de travail. Le montant de l'indemnité kilométrique vélo sera fixé par décret, et elle sera exonérée de cotisations sociales. À la veille de l'ouverture du mondial de l'automobile, le ministre de l'Économie Emmanuel Macron avait aussi annoncé la création, à la mi-2015, d'un super bonus en faveur de l'achat de véhicules propres.

Réduction de la part de la part d'énergie nucléaire

L'Assemblée nationale a voté l'article 1er du projet qui veut réduire la part du nucléaire dans la production d'électricité de 75 % à 50 % à l'horizon 2025. Les députés ont ajouté au texte initial un objectif intermédiaire de réduction de 20 % de la consommation en 2030. Parallèlement, la part des énergies renouvelables doit être portée à 23 % en 2020 et 32 % en 2030, et la consommation des énergies fossiles diminuer de 30 % en 2030.

Recyclage des déchets et lutte contre l'obsolescence programmée

Le texte voté prévoit de réduire de 50 % les déchets mis en décharge d'ici 2025, de recycler 55 % des déchets non dangereux et de favoriser l'énergie issue de la valorisation des déchets non recyclables (réseaux de chaleur). Elle mise également sur la lutte contre «l'obsolescence programmée» des produits, qui pourra être pénalement punie comme une tromperie.

Réduction des gaz à effet de serre

Parmi les autres objectifs définis figure aussi la baisse des émissions de gaz à effet de serre de 40 % entre 1990 et 2030, et leur division par 4 en 2050.

http://www.lefigaro.fr/conjoncture/2014/10/11/20002-20141011ARTFIG00060-les-deputes-votent-la-fin-des-sacs-plastiques-et-de-la-vaisselle-jetable.php


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MessagePosté le: Ven 17 Oct - 14:43 (2014)    Sujet du message: ENVIRONMENTAL MAP UNVEILED AT STATE LEGISLATURE Répondre en citant



“Behold, I make all things new.”



The devil and his agents still using God's words
in Revelation 21:5 to turn this planet in Hell, building his own evil kingdom, wich is completely different from the coming kingdom of Yahwe/Yeschoua. In this chapter, you can also found what's going to happen to those who turn everything upside down.
 
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But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Revelation 21:8


10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Revelation 21:10-27



ENVIRONMENTAL MAP UNVEILED AT STATE LEGISLATURE  
 

The 2012 Annual Legislative Day for People of Faith Concerned for Water, Land, Air and People, February 2nd, began with a prayer service in the New Mexico Capitol rotunda reminding participants of the sacred trust to safeguard water, air and land for present and future generations.

During a well attended press conference that followed, an enlarged environmental map of New Mexico was unveiled, identifying sources of groundwater in the state and providing detailed information on the cumulative, polluting impacts from past decades of extractive industries, coal, gas and uranium mining, as well as extensive radioactive contamination of water, air and land from nuclear weapons production, testing and the nuclear fuel  cycle.

Sister Marlene Perrotte, RSM, board member of the Partnership for Earth Spirituality, initiated the map project through Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS) and the Multicultural Alliance for Safe Environment (MASE).

In her opening remarks, Sister Marlene spoke of the inspiration for the project: “Water is a sacred trust and it is threatened.  We must protect our water, air and land.  The map and documentation are a resource and tool.”

The map project, taking over a year to complete, was funded by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy – Northeast Community of the U.S.  The non-governmental organizations envision it as a tool for community groups to educate and engage citizenry in protecting their communities.

The map documents how current and historical industrial activities impact urban and rural populations and the health of wildlife, plants, birds and fish, as well as the natural resources of water, air and land.  “As we experience increased and longer droughts – an expression of climate change – the precious gift of water becomes more threatened by pollutants.  We are morally obligated to speak for the children, the Earth and the future ones whose voices are usually not represented.  Actions addressing pollution from coal fired power plants and calling for accountability in the oil and gas industry are expressions of an informed faith,” says Sister Joan Brown, OSF, Executive Director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, who also worked on the map project.

Following the press conference, participants took part in a morning-long lobbying workshop facilitated by Ariel Bickel, with Conservation Voters New Mexico.  Prepared to articulate their concerns to legislators, participants formed groups by district and spent the afternoon visiting the offices of Governor Martinez , and their respective senators and representatives.  Copies of the New Mexico  environmental map were hand delivered to each legislator, along with written messages supporting policies and bills in session that protect the Land of Enchantment and her people.

All of the materials are available at http://SacredTrustNM.org

Sister Rose Marie Cecchini, MM

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MessagePosté le: Lun 27 Oct - 02:23 (2014)    Sujet du message: JEÛNE POUR LE CLIMAT Répondre en citant

JEÛNE POUR LE CLIMAT

"Voici le jeûne auquel je prends plaisir: Détache les chaînes de la méchanceté, Dénoue les liens de la servitude, Renvoie libres les opprimés, Et que l'on rompe toute espèce de joug;"
Esaïe 58:6




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Quand ?
01 novembre 2014

Où ?
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La campagne du Jeûne pour le climat est une initiative interreligieuse qui vise à rassembler des personnes de religions différentes autour d'un exercice spirituel, le jeûne, en signe de solidarité avec les victimes des changements climatiques. Chacun est invité à jeûner le 1er de chaque mois. Le COE est l'un des promoteurs de cette initiative.

Le pasteur Olav Fykse Tveit a déclaré au sujet du climat: «La Dixième Assemblée du COE a récemment mis en exergue l'urgence de la crise climatique dans une note sur la justice climatique. Le jeûne interreligieux pour la justice climatique est l'une des façons par lesquelles les Églises et d'autres institutions religieuses expriment leur préoccupation vis-à-vis de la situation et des négociations à la COP19 à Varsovie.»

Le jeûne peut être considéré comme un élément du pèlerinage de justice et de paix auquel appelle le message de l'Assemblée du COE. En ce qui concerne la question du climat, le pèlerinage franchira un jalon important au Sommet interreligieux sur les changements climatiques, en septembre. La 20e Conférence des parties à la Convention cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (COP20), qui se tiendra à Lima en décembre 2014, ainsi que la COP21 à Paris en décembre 2015, constituent d'autres jalons importants.

Plus d'information sur cet événement…

http://www.oikoumene.org/fr/press-centre/events/fast-for-the-climate


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MessagePosté le: Dim 2 Nov - 02:37 (2014)    Sujet du message: STATEMENT OF THE HOLY SEE TO THE U.N. ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Répondre en citant

STATEMENT OF THE HOLY SEE TO THE U.N. ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

"It is a matter of justice to help poor and vulnerable people suffering the most from causes largely not of their making and beyond their control."

Vatican City, October 31, 2014 (Zenit.org


Here below is the statement made by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly Second Committee, Agenda Item 19 (d): "Sustainable Development: Protection of Global Climate for Present and Future Generations" (New York, 16 October 2014):

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Mr. Chair,

The Holy See shares the view of the Open Working Group on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in identifying the eradication of extreme poverty and the ensuring of environmental sustainability as two of the most urgent challenges that we all must face, now and beyond 2015. Today I wish to briefly address the second.

Mr. Chair,

While the impact of climate change is felt globally, developed and technologically advanced countries have greater capacity to adapt and mitigate the adverse effects, while developing and poor nations remain particularly vulnerable. During the Climate Summit on September 23 and on many other occasions, we have heard the urgent pleas of Small Island States that climate change is an existential threat to them. This is paradoxical and unjust, given that the primary factors of climate change, like high consumption and high-quantity greenhouse gas emissions, characterize highly industrialized societies.

That is why the Holy See believes that climate change is not only an environmental question; it is also a question of justice and a moral imperative.

It is a matter of justice to help poor and vulnerable people suffering the most from causes largely not of their making and beyond their control. One concrete step would be to make available to them the best in adaptation and mitigation technology. And now all eyes are already turned to the Twenty-first Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC and the Eleventh Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, which will take place in Paris in December 2015. There, the poor and the rich –indeed, all of us - will be winners if we could reach agreement on a post-2020 international regime, in which all the nations of the world, including the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, bind themselves to a universal agreement on climate.

It is along this line that my delegation sees a relevance of the term "responsibility to protect", not only in the humanitarian and human rights areas, but in the question of climate change as well. Everyone shares the responsibility to protect our planet and the human family. Pope Francis has repeatedly underlined the importance of protecting our environment, which all too often, instead of using for the good, we exploit greedily, to one another’s detriment. Let us make the conscientious choice of refraining from lifestyles and behavior that would worsen the state of our planet, and let us promote initiatives that protect and heal it. The world has become a village; thus, we must become more and more aware of this mutual and common responsibility. In particular, States have the grave duty to make policy decisions and devise monitoring structures to ensure that present and future generations live in a safe and worthy environment.

Mr. Chair,

While it goes without saying that the challenge of the protection of the global climate requires a great political and economic commitment on the part of the international community, we are not always aware that it also requires prudence and scientific honesty, so that we may not fall into pride, excess and errors. It invites us to humility and mutual comprehension, because not everyone agrees on every datum and on every analysis on the state of our world environment. But one thing is clear: we have the "moral covenant" with our environment, whereby all countries and everyone must commit to work together towards making it a healthy place to live, for the present and for future generations. We are all in it. Fulfilling this shared responsibility is within our reach. Now.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

[01706-02.01] [Original text: English]

[Courtesy of the Vatican]

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MessagePosté le: Dim 9 Nov - 15:31 (2014)    Sujet du message: FACT SHEET: PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES NEW ACTIONS TO STRENGTHEN GLOBAL RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIPS TO CUT CARBON POLLUTION Répondre en citant




The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2014

FACT SHEET: PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES NEW ACTIONS TO STRENGTHEN GLOBAL RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIPS TO CUT CARBON POLLUTION


The U.S. Continues to Lead International Efforts to Combat Global Climate Change and Prepare for its Impacts  

Today, at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama announced a new set of tools to harness the unique scientific and technological capabilities of the United States to help vulnerable populations around the world strengthen their climate resilience.  The United States also announced its leadership and participation in more than a dozen new climate change partnerships launched at the Climate Summit. 

The tools for global resilience announced by the President include improved and extended extreme weather risk outlooks to help avoid loss of life and property; data, tools and services to enable countries to better prepare for the impacts of climate change, including a new release of global elevation data; and an announcement of a new public-private partnership to ensure that the climate data, tools, and products made available by U.S. technical agencies are useful to developing countries. The President also announced a new Executive Order requiring Federal agencies to factor climate resilience into the design of their international development programs and investments.

New international climate change partnerships in which the United States has played a key role in launching include the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, the Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation, and the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance.

These actions build on the President’s Climate Action Plan, which includes unprecedented efforts by the United States to reduce carbon pollution, promote clean sources of energy that create jobs, and protect American communities from the impacts of climate change.

The Climate Action Plan is working. In 2012, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell to the lowest level in nearly two decades. Since the President took office, wind energy production has tripled, and solar energy has increased by a factor of ten. This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first carbon pollution standards for existing power plants, which account for a third of U.S. carbon pollution. And the President is empowering state and local leaders to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for the impacts of climate change in their communities through initiatives including a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition and the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

Internationally, the United States continues to press for an ambitious, inclusive, and pragmatic global climate agreement in 2015, and intends to put forward a robust post-2020 climate commitment in the context of other major economies doing the same. Through our leadership of the Major Economies Forum and the Clean Energy Ministerial as well as our bilateral relationships, we continue to press the scientific and economic case for strong climate action. U.S. leadership has helped spur international action to address the health and climate impacts of short-lived climate pollutants, to launch free trade talks on environmental goods, and to cut donor country financial support for new coal-fired power plants.  Going forward, the United States will continue to help develop, launch, and implement practical, action-oriented international initiatives such as those announced at today’s U.N. Climate Summit.

New U.S. Actions to Strengthen Global Resilience to Climate Change

Executive Order on Climate-Resilient International Development

President Obama announced an Executive Order on Climate-Resilient International Development, requiring agencies to factor climate-resilience considerations systematically into the U.S. government’s international development work and to promote a similar approach with multilateral entities.   U.S. financial support for adaptation activities in developing countries has increased eightfold since 2009; such dedicated funding is critical.  At the same time, the magnitude of the challenge requires not just dedicated adaptation finance flows but also a broader, integrated approach.  Development investments in areas as diverse as eradicating malaria, building hydropower facilities, improving agricultural yields, and developing transportation systems will not be effective in the long term if they do not account for impacts such as shifting ranges of disease-carrying mosquitoes, changing water availability, or rising sea levels, thereby reducing the effectiveness of taxpayer money.  This new Executive Order will:
  • Improve the resilience of the Federal Government’s international development programs, projects, investments, overseas facilities, and other funding decisions through consideration of current and future climate-change impacts, as appropriate;
  • Share knowledge, data, tools, information, frameworks, and lessons learned in incorporating climate-resilience considerations; and
  • Complement efforts by the Federal Government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at home and globally.

Releasing Powerful New Data to Enable Planning for Resilience

To empower local authorities to better plan for the impacts of severe environmental changes such as drought, glacial retreat, flooding, landslides, coastal storm surges, agricultural stresses, and challenges concerning public health, today the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of an ongoing commitment to open data and international data sharing through the inter-governmental Group on Earth Observations, will release a collection of higher-resolution elevation datasets for Africa. Datasets covering other global regions will be made available within one year, with the next release of data providing more accurate elevation information for Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Until now, elevation data for Africa were freely and publicly available only at 90-meter resolution. The datasets being released today, and during the course of the next year—which are based on data collected by sensors designed by an international partnership and carried on the U.S. Space Shuttle—resolve to 30-meters and will be used worldwide to improve environmental monitoring, climate change research including sea-level rise impact assessments, and local decision support. These datasets are being made available via a user-friendly interface on USGS’s Earth Explorer website. With a commitment from the Secure World Foundation, and in collaboration with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, USGS, NOAA, and NASA plan to offer online training and regional workshops to further enable users to take advantage of these data resources.

Developing New Outlooks for Extreme-Weather Risk

To reduce harm from extreme-weather events occurring throughout the world, the Obama Administration announced its intent to begin a coordinated U.S. effort, led by NOAA, to develop reliable extreme-weather risk outlooks on time horizons that are currently not available. This effort will initiate the planned development of new extreme-weather outlooks in the 15-30 day range, beyond the 14-day limit of current reliable weather forecasts and will explore producing information products for longer time-scales at which climate change influences risk.  Currently available weather and climate information from NOAA empowers decision-makers, communities, farmers, and business owners to make smart decisions as they plan and prepare for the future. This new effort will seek to increase the information available to these decision makers in the 15-30 day timeframe with new kinds of actionable information to use as they plan and prepare for the future. To kick off the effort this year, NOAA will begin issuing weekly 3-4 week precipitation outlooks and will extend its current extreme-heat index product from the current 6-to-10-days-out to 8-to-14-days-out, giving communities several additional days to prepare for potential life threatening heat waves.

Equipping Meteorologists in Developing Nations with the Latest Tools and Knowledge

To help connect meteorologists in developing nations with the best-available tools, knowledge, and information resources, NOAA will seek to significantly expand the reach of its highly successful international “Training Desk” program, which brings developing-country meteorologists to the United States for state-of-the-art training and education at NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center. Since 1992, more than 300 meteorologists from 35 nations have completed NOAA’s training desk program, helping both to build capacity at meteorological institutions in their home countries for climate prediction, monitoring, and assessments, and to feed local observational climate data back to NOAA upon returning to their home countries. This effort will increase the number of meteorologists from developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia who will participate in the training desks and will expand the curriculum from weather and climate to include the important water challenges (predicting how much, how little and what quality) that are now confronting the global community.

Launching a Public-Private Partnership on Climate Data and Information for Resilient Development

President Obama announced that the United States will develop and launch a new public-private partnership focused on connecting actionable climate science, data, tools, and training to decision-makers in developing countries. This partnership will enhance capacity within developing countries to assess impacts and vulnerabilities associated with climate change, boost resilience, and achieve their own development goals in the context of a changing climate. Building on the skills and investments of USAID’s climate change and development programming, including leveraging the newly announced Global Resilience Partnership, expertise from international and scientific agencies, including the agencies of the U.S. Global Change Research Program; and the innovation of U.S. universities, NGOs, and the private sector, this new partnership will:
  • Make existing climate data, scientific information, outlooks, tools, and services more accessible to decision-makers around the world;
  • Identify and address targeted climate information and capacity gaps, including by providing targeted training opportunities;
  • Create a global community of practice that links climate data, climate change adaptation efforts, and international development; and
  • Commit to the timely development of new products to support decision-making targeted at the needs of specific climate-vulnerable countries.

Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives Launched at the Climate Summit with U.S. Leadership

The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

The United States is joining the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture as a founding member.  The Alliance brings together governments, businesses, farmers’ organizations, civil society groups, research bodies and intergovernmental entities to address food security in the face of climate change. The United States will bring its existing food security and climate programs to this multi-stakeholder effort, including:
  • Feed the Future – the U.S. Presidential initiative for food security, invests in technologies to deliver drought tolerant seeds, fertilizer and water efficiency technologies, and other tools to help farmers become more climate-smart in achieving its objectives of inclusive agricultural sector growth and improved nutrition.
  • The Agriculture Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) – the United States co-chairs CCAC’s Agriculture Initiative, which seeks to reduce methane and black carbon emissions while promoting agricultural livelihoods and advancing broader climate change objectives on adaptation and mitigation.
  • The Department of Agriculture’s Regional Climate Hubs will deliver information to American farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to help them adapt to climate change and weather variability.

Launch of CCAC Oil and Gas Methane Partnership

The United States has played an integral role in launching the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, an innovative public-private initiative bringing together governments, leading oil and gas companies, and other stakeholders in a partnership focused on cost-effective reduction of methane emissions.  The Partnership, an initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), provides involved companies with a systematic, cost-effective approach for reducing their methane emissions and for credibly demonstrating to stakeholders the impacts of their actions.

Global Green Freight Action Plan

The United States is helping to lead the development and implementation of a Global Green Freight Action Plan together with over 20 countries plus NGOs, international organizations, and companies.  This effort will result in fuel and cost savings for businesses and consumers as well as emission reductions of climate and air pollutants such as black carbon, carbon dioxide, and particulate matter.

Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge

The United States applauded the signing of the landmark Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge by the CEOs of Cargill, Asian Agri, Golden Agri-Resources, Wilmar, and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  This Pledge includes industry-leading benchmarks such as proactive government engagement on policy reform and a principle of no planting on peat lands, and go beyond the companies’ existing sustainability commitments.  By applying these principles to third-party suppliers and covering the signatories’ operations worldwide, these companies are creating best practices for their industry.  The U.S. Government looks forward to working with the signatories, civil society and the Government of Indonesia to follow and promote implementation of the Pledge.

Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation

The United States will announce the intention to provide a $15 million contribution to the Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation (PAF), an innovative, World Bank-managed climate finance instrument that will use auctions to maximize the efficiency of public resources for climate change mitigation.  The PAF will pioneer an innovative, results-based climate finance model with potential to support low-carbon investment in ways that provide better value and lower risk for the taxpayer.  The United States drove this concept forward from the time of our G8 presidency in 2012 to its launch by the World Bank this month.

Power Africa Cooperation Agreement with Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

The United States will sign a Cooperation Understanding Agreement with the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative to further strengthen collaboration between the President’s Power Africa Initiative and the UN- and World Bank-led SE4All activities in Africa.  Building on Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid component, the cooperation will focus on expanded energy access, as well as development of renewable energy projects.  At the August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, President Obama announced new aggregate goals for Power Africa to add 60 million new electricity connections and 30,000 megawatts of clean energy generation in Africa.  Working with the countries on investment strategies and reducing barriers to project development will be a high priority of the collaboration.

The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

The United States is a founding member of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, a new initiative aimed at helping cities around the world access financial tools for low carbon, climate resilient infrastructure.  The Alliance will bring together cities, national governments, financial institutions, NGOs, and other stakeholders.  The United States will contribute experience, best practice and lessons learned from ongoing efforts such as the National Disaster Resilience Competition and Climate Resilient Transportation System.

National/Subnational Cooperation on Climate Change

Enhanced cooperation and coordination among national and subnational levels of government is essential to forge coherent, effective, and efficient responses to climate change.  The United States has been at the leading edge of efforts to connect these national and subnational efforts through its State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience and other programs, and announced a range of initiatives at the Climate Summit including:

Climate Action Champions – The Climate Action Champions initiative will recognize local and tribal government entities that are leading emission reductions and climate resilience efforts domestically. The initiative will enhance opportunities for financial and technical assistance, as well as facilitated peer-to-peer networking and mentorship, to support and advance their climate mitigation and resilience objectives.

Public Transportation Resilience Projects – The U.S. Federal Transit Administration announced the awarding of nearly $3.6 billion for climate resilient transportation infrastructure projects in the states impacted by Hurricane Sandy that were competitively selected.

Federal-Tribal Climate Resilience Partnership – The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs launched a new $10 million program for delivering adaptation training.

First Green Guaranties Issued by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

By providing “Green Guaranties,” OPIC (the U.S. government’s development finance institution) joins other public and private sector institutions in supporting climate-friendly investments.  OPIC’s first Green Guaranties were offered to eligible U.S. investors in the domestic debt capital markets on September 17, 2014.  These U.S. government-guaranteed certificates of participation adhere to the Green Bond Principles of 2014, which have been collaboratively developed with the guidance of leading capital markets issuers, investors, underwriters and environmental groups.  The placement enables OPIC to boost an asset class that is rapidly becoming an attractive investment for generating both social and financial returns.  Proceeds raised under these Green Guaranties will total an initial $47 million to be deployed in the construction of the Luz del Norte solar project in Chile – which, when completed, will be the largest photovoltaic project in Latin America. 

Phasing down Climate-Potent Hydrofluorocarbons

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are potent greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners, and other industrial applications as replacements for ozone-depleting substances.  At the Climate Summit, a large group of governments and civil society partners agreed to support phasing down consumption and production of HFCs through a Montreal Protocol amendment; promoting public procurement of climate-friendly alternatives to high-GWP HFCs; and welcoming new private sector led initiatives aimed at reducing HFC emissions, including a Global Cold Food Chain Council, and a Global Refrigerant Management Initiative.  This summer, EPA proposed two new rules under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program that would smooth transition to climate-friendly alternatives to HFCs in the United States by expanding the list of acceptable alternatives and limiting use of some of the most harmful HFCs where lower risk alternatives are available.  Last week, the Obama Administration also announced new private sector commitments and executive actions that will reduce the equivalent of 700 million metric tons of carbon pollution globally through 2025.  Companies committed to introducing new climate-friendly alternatives, transitioning production lines and cold food chain equipment – the equipment that brings food from farm to market – away from potent HFCs.

City Action to Reduce Methane and Black Carbon from Municipal Solid Waste

The United States, in cooperation with over 60 country, city, non-government, and private sector partners, is taking action to reduce harmful methane and black carbon from municipal solid waste through a global city network that seeks to catalyse action in 1,000 cities by 2020.  The United States is providing direct technical assistance to cities to improve waste and emissions data, design waste policies and programs, and conduct project studies.  American cities like San Diego and San Francisco are also doing their share by building partnerships with cities overseas to help them apply our world-class practices in their own cities. 

U.S. Leadership on Forest Preservation

The United States joined other governments, the private sector, civil society, and indigenous peoples organizations in signing the New York Declaration on Forests.  Supporting the Declaration reaffirms the ongoing commitment of the United States to protecting the world’s forests and restoring degraded lands, including our pledge to restore 15 million hectares (ha) of forest land domestically as our contribution to the Bonn Challenge global goal to restore 150 million ha of forests and degraded lands by 2020.  The United States government has committed over $1.3 billion to support REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) since 2010.  The United States was a co-founder of the BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL), which seeks to promote reduced greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector, from REDD+, and from sustainable agriculture, as well as smarter land-use planning, policies and practices.  The ISFL co-founders announced at the Climate Summit that they have agreed to establish the first two large-scale, public-private programs in the Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia and the Luangwa Valley of Zambia.

New International Energy Partnerships

At the Climate Summit and SE4All events in New York, the United States announced its support for three group initiatives:
  • The Africa Clean Energy Corridor is a regional project in East Africa aimed at accelerating renewable energy development and complements the Administration’s Power Africa initiative; 
  • A coalition of foundations and private companies is launching “energy efficiency accelerators” to pursue policy reforms and commercialization of new technologies in buildings, appliances and lighting, and transport.  The United States will support these accelerators through the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) Clean Energy Solutions Center and other CEM initiatives; and
  • The SIDS Lighthouse Initiative complements U.S. efforts in Hawaii and the Virgin Islands and the new Caribbean Energy Security Initiative. 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/23/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-new-actions-strengthen-global-resil


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JOHN KERRY : SCRIPTURE SAYS U.S. SHOULD PROTECT MUSLIM COUNTRIES AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING

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John Kerry: Scripture Says U.S. Should Protect Muslim Countries Against Global Warming
September 3, 2014




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MessagePosté le: Mer 19 Nov - 01:07 (2014)    Sujet du message: CONFERENCE DE PRESSE DU SECRETAIRE GENERAL ET DES PRESIDENTS FRANCAIS ET PERUVIEN SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES Répondre en citant

23 septembre 2014

Conférence de presse

CONFERENCE DE PRESSE DU SECRETAIRE GENERAL ET DES PRESIDENTS FRANCAIS ET PERUVIEN SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES
Conférences de presse


ET PÉRUVIEN SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES  

 
 
Initiateur du Sommet sur le climat qui se tient aujourd’hui au Siège des Nations Unies à New York, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU s’est réjoui « des résultats concrets qui feront la différence » dont la signature d’un « Pacte des maires » et la décision, prise il y a quelques semaines, de faire de l’ONU une organisation « carbone neutre » d’ici à 2020.   M. Ban Ki-moon a insisté sur la création d’un système de taxation du carbone et de la pollution.  Le Secrétaire général est intervenu aux côtés des Présidents de la France et du Pérou, facilitateurs des négociations sur un nouvel accord mondial sur les changements climatiques, de la Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine, du maire de Rio et de quelques représentants du secteur privé.  Il n’a pas manqué de commenter les derniers évènements en Syrie.

Quelque 120 dirigeants du monde ont répondu présents au Sommet sur le climat, s’est félicité le Secrétaire général, sans compter les membres de la société civile et du secteur privé.  Ce week-end, a-t-il rappelé, des centaines de milliers de personnes sont descendues dans la rue pour exiger des résultats.  « Ils m’ont remis 2 millions de signatures et m’ont demandé de faire entendre leur voix. »

M. Ban a annoncé qu’une coalition de 200 maires, représentant plus de 400 millions de personnes, signera, aujourd’hui même, le « Pacte des maires », dans lequel ils s’engagent à réduire de 12,4% à 16,4% les émissions annuelles de gaz à effet de serre.

Le maire de Rio de Janeiro, M. Eduardo Paes, a précisé que ses homologues promettent de réduire de 400 mégatonnes leurs émissions d’ici à 2030 et de 30 gigatonnes d’ici à 2050.  M. Bill De Blasio, maire de New York, a annoncé une réduction de 80% d’ici à 2050, a rappelé le Secrétaire général.  Certaines des entreprises les plus connues ont promis d’adapter leur chaîne d’approvisionnement, s’est-il également félicité, devant un processus qui aidera 500 millions d’agriculteurs.  De nombreuses institutions financières et banques ont annoncé leur intention de financer d’ici à 2015 et à hauteur de plus de 200 milliards de dollars des économies à faible émission de carbone.

« Frappé par la mobilisation de tous ces acteurs », le Président de la France, M. François Hollande, a reconnu que « le seul sujet à long terme qui menace notre planète est le dérèglement climatique ».  Après l’échec de Copenhague, a-t-il dit, la France a pris l’engagement de parvenir à la conclusion d’un accord sur les changements climatiques.

La Conférence de Paris, prévue en décembre 2015, doit être le symbole de la prise de conscience de la planète face à sa vulnérabilité.  Nous pouvons, a-t-il affirmé, réaliser un nouveau modèle de développement: de nouveaux systèmes de prix, de nouveaux mécanismes fiscaux pour que l’énergie fossile ne soit plus soutenue et de nouveaux mécanismes de financement pour mettre l’imagination spéculative du secteur financier au service de la planète.  « Il n’y aura pas de lutte contre les changements climatiques que s’il y a le développement », a reconnu le Président français, en annonçant une contribution d’un milliard de dollars au Fonds vert pour le climat, au cours des prochaines années.

Avant Paris, une conférence préparatoire est prévue à Lima en décembre 2014.  Le Président péruvien, M. Ollanta Humala, a insisté sur le rôle du secteur privé dans le financement de la lutte contre les changements climatiques.  « Nous devons mettre sur pied l’alliance planétaire la plus importante. »

La Banque mondiale a créé « une coalition inédite » avec le secteur privé, s’est félicité son Président, M. Jim Kim, qui a défendu l’idée d’une taxation du carbone, soutenue, a-t-il affirmé, par 73 pays et un millier d’entreprises responsables de 44% des émissions de la planète et la moitié de la population mondiale.

La nécessité d’établir un cadre efficace pour la taxation du carbone a en effet été soutenue par M. Helge Lund, Président Directeur général de « Statoil », membre d’une « coalition internationale » regroupant plusieurs gouvernements, dont les États-Unis, le Royaume-Uni et la Norvège, contre les émissions de gaz méthane.

M. Mats Andersson, Président Directeur général du fonds de pension « AP4 », qui s’est engagé à réduire de 200 milliards de dollars le montant de l’emprunte carbone de son portefeuille, a annoncé la « coalition d’entreprises » prêtes à publier leur empreinte carbone et à encourager les investisseurs à décarboniser leurs avoirs.

Président Directeur général de « Cargill », M. David Maclenna, a parlé de la signature du « Pacte indonésien pour l’huile de palme » visant à promouvoir une production 100% durable et protéger les forêts
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Mme Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine (UA), a tracé les grandes lignes du « Corridor africain pour l’énergie propre » que les pays d’Afrique orientale et australe élaborent avec l’appui de l’UA.  À l’heure actuelle, a-t-elle expliqué, 80% de l’électricité consommée dans ces régions vient des combustibles fossiles.

Le Secrétaire général n’a pas manqué de parler de la situation en Syrie.  Il a précisé que si l’attaque de la coalition internationale lancée aujourd’hui contre l’« État islamique en Iraq et au Levant (EIIL) » n’avait pas été faite à la demande du Gouvernement syrien, ce dernier en a été dûment informé.  M. Ban Ki-moon a exhorté les chefs d’État, qui participeront demain à la réunion du Conseil de sécurité, à se positionner de manière « décisive » contre la menace des groupes terroristes, dans le strict respect du droit international humanitaire et des principes de l’ONU.

À l’intention des organes d’information • Document non officiel.

http://www.un.org/press/fr/2014/Conf140923-CLIMAT.doc.htm


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