Monday, June 16, 2008

Cooperation on climate impacts

UG (Uganda): A leading climate scientist speaking at a Commonwealth Foundation briefing on climate change and health in London, United Kingdom has indicated that adapting to climate change — unlike mitigating it — will succeed in developing countries only by sharing local understanding and knowledge with other low-income nations. Saleemul Huq, head of climate change at the International Institute for Environment and Development, told that North–South knowledge transfer was a valid path for mitigation.

He cited research institutions in developed countries which can create a renewable energy technology and transfer it for use in a developing country. Huq said local research work and pilot studies needs to engage policymakers at a country level and provide them with evidence so that they receive more attention and can be implemented more effectively….

Two bee-eaters share food, photo by "Bill T.," Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License (cc-by-sa-2.0)

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