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Sir Richard Branson supports Many Strong Voices
The work of MSV to help raise the profile of people in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their struggle against climate change has gained the support of one of the world’s most influential business leaders.
Many Strong Voices – Filling the Gap between Community Needs and Policy
Over the past several years, it has become clear that the severe damage and irreversible losses from climate impacts can no longer be avoided.
Many Strong Voices - one of the top ten most influential climate change campaigns in the world
Many Strong Voices (MSV) – a programme that brings together people and organizations in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to take action on climate change – has been voted by readers of The Guardian as one of the most influential campaigns on raising awareness on climate change. Read more onwww.theguardian.com “Many Strong Voices is a really powerful project. The voices of affected communities are, in general, absent from most climate change campaigning, but here, people who are affected by climate change speak for themselves about what it means to them.” … a quote from a reader
A man leaves his island
Transcript from New Zealand court case sheds light on the complicated relationship between climate change and migration.
Ambassador Ronald Jumeau speaks during visit to Hawaii
Ambassador Ronald Jumeau spoke at Washington Palace, the Official Residence of Govenor Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, at a reception held in Ambassador Jumeau's honour on his first visit to Hawaii.
Governor guides the Hawaiian islands towards energy independence
Hawaii is fortunate to have Governor Abercrombie at the helm guiding the Hawaiian islands towards energy independence.
Reclaiming the land in the Seychelles
A year ago coastal erosion was making the communities on the west coast of Mahé worried, told Alain de Comarmond, Director General at the Ministry of Environment and Energy in the Seychelles. Soon children will be playing on reclaimed land.
Bring Warming Talks In From The Cold
Climate change experts and government officials have arrived in Doha, Qatar, for yet another round of global climate talks. Olav Orheim, the chair of GRID-Arendal's board, writes in the British newspaper The Independent that while no one is holding their breath about any major breakthrough on this highly contentious issue, there might – just might – be reason to believe that at last, progress can be made.
Robots that ‘phone home’ to be deployed near Kiribati as part of ocean research
Recently, the latest, high-tech versions of the Argo float have been deployed into the waters near Kiribati to monitor the ocean there. They will provide more detailed knowledge and understanding of interactions between ocean and atmosphere.
The Poles and Global Linkages
At the “International Polar Year 2012 Conference” in Montreal, March 2012, Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change for the Government of the Seychelles gave an impassioned speech at the conference about “Poles and Global Linkages”.
We Need Many Strong, United Voices to Combat Climate Change
(Climate Change Policy and Practice, 2 April 2012) -To deal with the threats and challenges of climate change we need solidarity. We need to recognize that no matter where we live, we are one people on a single planet, the only planet that we have.
Bringing stories of climate resilience from the Arctic to Africa
The message of the Portraits of Resilience Exhibition, which is being hosted by Ethekwini Municipality’s Libraries and Heritage Department, is that people should not be helpless victims of climate change.
Inuit Deeply Concerned about Canada's Decision to Withdraw from Kyoto
15 December, 2011 – Ottawa, Canada – Inuit are Deeply Concerned About Canada’s Decision to withdraw from Kyoto.
In Conversation with Dr Neville Trotz - CDKN COP 17 Side Event
Dr. Neville Trotz from the Caribbean Climate Change Community Centre (CCCCC) and long-term partner of the Many Strong Voices programme, speaks about the actions and activities of the centre to meet the challenges of climate change in the Caribbean.
Circumpolar Inuit to Global Leaders in Durban: Don't Abandon Kyoto
06 December, 2011 – Ottawa, Canada – The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), representing Inuit from Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and Chukotka, Russia, released a document today addressed to global leaders assembled for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings in Durban. The Inuit Call to Global Leaders highlights the importance of strong commitments from developed nations, and calls on global leaders not to abandon the commitments that they made under the Kyoto protocol.
MSV contributes to the debate on Climate, Disasters and International Development
The long-term, global disaster of climate change is already starting to cause problems around the world. Continuing scientific work with affected communities reveals two main lessons.
Many Strong Voices Steering Committee Holds Meeting in Seychelles: SIDS and Arctic Working Together on Climate Change
People from the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have something in common – they are on the frontlines of climate change.
MSV Side Event at Climate COP 16: Food Security and Human Rights in Small Island Developing States and the Arctic
This side event will address the links between climate change, food security and human rights from the perspectives of people in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States.
Portraits of Resilience Opens its Doors during the Climate Negotiations in Durban
Following the success of previous exhibitions of Portraits of Resilience at the Cancun and Copenhagen climate change negotiations, the Portraits of Resilience photography exhibit is opening its doors to the public at the Natural Science Museum of Durban on Tuesday 29th November, 0930 am.
Youth in the south Pacific have a voice on climate change in their communities
Pictorial banners created by the youth from islands of the South Pacific are focusing on the effects of climate change in their lives. Portraits of Resilience is a photography project that works with youth and schools to document the effects of climate change in their local communities in both the Arctic and the Small Island Developing States.