The world is failing to limit global warming

AGreenLiving

According to the new CAT rating system, “Only one country – a developing country – The Gambia scored an overall 1.5 Behind The Gambia, there are only seven nations deemed “almost sufficient” by the report.

An entire street of 3D printed homes in Texas are move-in ready

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Green austin climate change emissions fire gambia houses interior-design nepal texas windowsThis is East 17th Street, a collection of homes that range in size and style. It’s got beautiful construction, lovely walkways and landscaping. But what truly makes this Austin, Texas project unique is that these are the first 3D-printed homes for sale in America. Yes, you read that correctly. These homes were all made with a 3D printer.

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Clunker cars are choking Africa

Green Prophet

For example, the average age of used vehicles exported to the Gambia was close to 19 years old, while a quarter of used vehicles exported to Nigeria were almost 20 years old. Clunkers from America, Europe and Japan clog the air in Africa. Can’t we send them electric cars already?

Smallholder farmers need seat at climate table

Green (Living) Review

In the Gambia we support policy makers learn from the experience of countries facing similar challenges.” by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Short - term, reactive solutions are not enough to help smallholder farmers cope with climate change, according to a 2015 report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “If

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When it comes to water cooperation, where is the Middle East?

Green Prophet

Inspired by the Senegal River Basin Organisation, the basin organisations in Congo and Gambia rivers are expected to intensify their cooperation this year. United Nations-sponsored World Water Day was celebrated this week in a series of events around the world ranging from races to speeches to demonstrations of how individuals could conserve consumption of this most-critical of natural resources.

Eco-friendly holiday gifts for babies and kids

AGreenLiving

Miranda Paul’s One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia explains the story of one woman’s dedication to turning waste into useful products. The holiday season is just around the corner.

Exploring cultural identities through art

The Green Changemakers

She visited The Gambia as part of the study visit course in 2004. I went to The Gambia to find evidence of "boat building". In The Gambia I found many people with a profound sense of place. It seemed to be reinforced by people's awareness of what had already been lost, and what is now at risk in environmental terms The Gambia's relative economic unimportance in global terms has meant that people's sense of cultural identity is strong.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

Eritrea (51.5), Haiti (51.5), Solomon Islands (65.5), Vietnam (65.5), Cape Verde (65.5), Niger (65.5), Ethiopia (65.5), São Tomé and Príncipe (72.1), Afghanistan (80.1), The Gambia (80.1), Bangladesh (80.1), Comoros (103.0), Kiribati (120.2). “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Sustainable, sharing communities explored in Karen Litfin’s book ‘Ecovillages’

The Green Changemakers

Litfin attends a meeting of village leaders in Colufifa, in Senegal and the Gambia. The fields of Konohana Ecovillage all lie under the watchful eye of Mt. Fuji (Image courtesy of Karen Litfin). After twenty years of teaching global environmental politics at a major research university, watching the state of the world go from bad to worse, I became increasingly curious: “Who is devising ways of living that could work for the long haul?”

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Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Using story … for global learning

The Green Changemakers

A young girl’s world is turned upside down when her Chinese grandfather comes to live with her in Grandfather counts and Grace learns to adjust her ideas about 'family' when she goes to visit her father in The Gambia. Professional development ideas for primary schools There are a wealth of excellent storybooks appropriate for primary children which raise questions about people, their relationships with each other and the wider world.

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