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What’s the climate friendly way to go on holiday?



Before you pack the bags for this year’s holidays, it’s worth considering how you’re going to get there – and how much of a problem that might create for the world’s climate. Turns out there’s some unconventional wisdom from scientists – and if you can stand a little company, a road trip might be greener than you think….

What’s the climate friendly way to go on holiday this year?

Turns out the answer is much the same whether you live in London, Los Angeles or Lagos – and it doesn’t necessarily mean leaving your car at home.

Nov 17, 2010

World farming to get $200 million in climate aid

LONDON (Reuters) — Development agencies worldwide are joining forces to spend $200 million in a 10-year programme to help the agriculture sector prepare for climate change and cut greenhouse gas emissions, farm research groups said on Wednesday.

The funding will go to research on how to feed a growing, more affluent world population in the face of expectations of worsening floods and droughts.

Nov 17, 2010

Climate aid said focused too heavily on C02 cuts

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Too much of the $30 billion
pledged as “fast-start” climate aid will go to projects that
curb emissions instead of efforts to help vulnerable nations
adapt to extreme weather and rising seas, a study said on

Under the non-binding Copenhagen Accord agreed at a U.N.
summit in December 2009, donors agreed that money to give a
quick push to efforts to slow climate change from 2010-12 would
have a “balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation”.

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      "Laurie Goering edits AlertNet Climate, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s daily news website on the humanitarian and development impacts of climate change. Prior to coming to AlertNet in 2009, she worked as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune newspaper based in New Delhi, Kuwait, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Havana, Mexico City and London. She has written from more than 80 countries on a wide range of topics, including climate change impacts in countries from Australia to Zambia."
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