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Ani Tsondru Part 1: We’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg

My latest conversation on climate was with Tsunma Tsondru, a Tibetan Buddhist nun living in Cape Town and Spain. As Christine Jardine, she completed undergraduate studies in microbiology in the late seventies at Rhodes University, and then transferred to the University of Cape Town halfway through her Masters in molecular genetics, followed by research towards … Continue reading Ani Tsondru Part 1: We’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg

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Dialogues on climate in 2018 – Suva and Talanoa

  Everybody’s talking about it – climate change, that is. Fortuitously for Conversations on Climate, there are a host of related dialogues taking place in formal and informal avenues this year. One that needs to get pretty concrete, pretty soon is the Suva Expert Dialogue on Loss and Damage, to be held in Bonn from … Continue reading Dialogues on climate in 2018 – Suva and Talanoa

We’ll see you in court: human rights and climate litigation

Today is Human Rights Day in South Africa. With this in the back of my mind over the past couple of days, two pieces of news triggered resounding bleeps on my ‘high relevancy’ radar. The first bleep made itself known when I read that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, … Continue reading We’ll see you in court: human rights and climate litigation