Table of contents


  1. CLIMATE CHANGE: When the damage is done
  2. EGYPT-OPT: Contingency planning, despite ceasefire
  3. CLIMATE CHANGE: Underfunding leaves poor unable to adapt
  4. CLIMATE CHANGE: Natural disasters made history in 2011
  5. MIDDLE EAST: Talking about climate change
  6. CLIMATE CHANGE: Migration not always a way to adapt
  7. Analysis: Politics and humanitarianism in Israel-oPt
  8. CLIMATE CHANGE: When adaptation does not work


CLIMATE CHANGE: When the damage is done
JOHANNESBURG، 23/11/2012 (IRIN) - UN climate change talks in Doha could be on the verge of adding a focus on "loss and damage" to its framing of the global response to climate change. The new issue area would supplement existing emphases on the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change - underscoring the growing realization that simply adjusting to a warmer world may no longer be an option. full report
EGYPT-OPT: Contingency planning, despite ceasefire
CAIRO، 23/11/2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies in Egypt are updating contingency plans in case an uncertain ceasefire, agreed on 21 November between Israel and Hamas, the ruling party in the Gaza Strip, does not hold. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Underfunding leaves poor unable to adapt
JOHANNESBURG، 26/11/2012 (IRIN) - As the UN climate change talks get underway in Doha on 26 November, a series of new papers is highlighting unresolved issues and raising questions about the quality and quantity of aid being made available to help poor countries adapt to a warming earth. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Natural disasters made history in 2011
JOHANNESBURG، 27/11/2012 (IRIN) - Many of the worst natural disasters of 2011 were also the most severe the affected countries had ever experienced, revealed the Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2013, which was released in Doha on 27 November. full report
MIDDLE EAST: Talking about climate change
DUBAI، 27/11/2012 (IRIN) - The Gulf states are warm but pleasant at this time of year - a world away from melting ice caps, the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the USA or flooding in Pakistan. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Migration not always a way to adapt
JOHANNESBURG، 28/11/2012 (IRIN) - As the impact of climate change unfolds, many have predicted forbidding scenarios of millions of impoverished people flooding into often affluent countries. Yet a ground-breaking study released on 28 November reveals a more nuanced relationship between climate variability and migration, which could provide insight into how events might transpire in the coming years. full report
Analysis: Politics and humanitarianism in Israel-oPt
JERUSALEM، 29/11/2012 (IRIN) - “We do aid not politics”, has been the traditional mantra of the mainstream humanitarian community. But that division is not always easy to maintain, perhaps nowhere more so than for those working in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), something that was brought into sharp relief by the recent seven-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: When adaptation does not work
JOHANNESBURG، 29/11/2012 (IRIN) - People in developing countries have been learning to adapt to increasing salinity, erratic rains and, in some instances, frequent flooding as the climate changes. But a new study has taken a closer look at some of these adaptation strategies and found that, past a certain threshold, they cease to work. full report