RSPN News

December 3, 2011
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Turkey earns its first Fossil for wanting everything but giving nothing

fossil of the day 30Nov2011December 3, 2011- Durban, South Africa – Turkey earned the First Place Fossil of the Day today for trying to acquire funding and technology under the Kyoto Protocol without agreeing to any greenhouse gas pollution cuts. CAN cannot remember the last time Turkey took the fossil stage, but its actions recently were clearly worthy of this dubious distinction. The Fossil as presented read:

Turkey wins the 1st Place Fossil. Turkey finally made it to the podium and managed to grab its first Fossil of the Day award today.

December 2, 2011
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Brazil Takes 1st, New Zealand Earns 2nd, Canada Comes in 3rd

fossil of the day 30Nov20112 Deceomber 2011- Durban, South Africa – Brazil earned its first (and First Place) Fossil in Durban for suggesting that its potential forest law would actually help it reduce greenhouse gas pollution. New Zealand, similarly, took its first, and Second Place, Fossil for overly acrobatic flexible mechanisms to help them earn emissions reduction credits. Canada, no stranger to the stage in Durban, stood at Third Place, for celebrating its earlier fossils and suggesting that the massive body of climate science and policy they were based on were biased. The Fossils as presented read:

December 2, 2011
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Fossil of the Day Award

fossil of the day awardClimate Action Network’s 700+ member organisations regularly judge ‘Fossil of The Day’ awards, giving them to countries who have performed badly in the climate change negotiations. When earned, these slightly sarcastic yet highly prestigious awards are presented daily during climate talks. The Fossil of the Day awards were first presented at the climate talks in 1999 in Bonn, initiated by the German NGO Forum.

November 28, 2011
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COP17/CMP7 opens in Durban

cop17cmp7 28 2 53328 November 2011 - The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol began today in Durban, South Africa. The theme of the COP17/CMP7 is Working Together; Saving Tomorrow Today.

November 23, 2011
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Banded cranes back in Phobjikha

banded cranes 2011Two banded cranes are back in the Phobjikha valley. In the winter of 2010-2011, RSPN in collaboration with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bumthang, banded four adult cranes with GPS Accelerato-meter in Phobjikha valley.

November 16, 2011

Stakeholder Consultations – ‘Sustainability in Living Himalayas in South Asia’

16 November 2011: News in pictures: The opening of Stakeholder Consultations – ‘Sustainability in Living Himalayas in South Asia’ took place today at Nazhoen Pelri in Thimphu today. These are the pictures of the opening session of the event.