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A blog on human rights and older people rights, by Clodagh Byrne, Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience Adviser at HelpAge International.
Have we forgotten how to learn? Could have we reached a legally binding agreement years ago? Perhaps, even in time to stop global warming at 1oC. But we didn’t. Why? Maybe we need to be better at learning from the past.
GNDR’s West Africa Development Coordinator, Adessou Kossivi, discusses why Africa will not be bypassed in the COP21 negotiations but will be a strong leader as it continues to fight for its future.
"This is the time that brings back the sweet memories of my childhood living with my indigenous people in Chitral, in the Hindukush region of Pakistan in an environment that was peaceful, predictable and friendly for human habitation. I remember my grandfather immensely concerned about the weather and the travel advice he would give to people based on predicting the weather" writes Syed Harir on a time journey looking at…
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