Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities - An international audio series

  • Climate Class: Introducing knowledge about climate change at an early age


    This audio program by Noor Chasanah of JRKDem and Grast FM is an interview with Ms. Aitry Aindry Ayu Milanda of the organization Youth for Climate Change (YFCC) in North Sumatra. Ms. Milanda discusses YFCC’s activities of disseminating information and knowledge about climate change.

    Climate classes held at a primary school in the city of Medan in North Sumatra aimed to introduce the notion of climate change to children. They discuss and learn about solutions, impacts and are taught about the management of garbage and preservation of the environment.

    Pictures provided by: Noor Chasanah

    JRKDem - Grast FM
    Bahasa |
    December 10, 2015

  • Changement climatique : Ruée sur le riz pluvial


    Le riz pluvial cultivé à Madagascar devrait bénéficier des effets du réchauffement climatique. C’est le résultat surprenant qu’obtient une équipe de chercheurs du Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD) et de l’Institut de recherche malgache Fofifa après avoir simulé, sur un siècle, la production de riz en fonction de l’ampleur d’un réchauffement climatique dans les Hautes-Terres malgaches.

    Dans cette région froide où la température moyenne varie entre 12 et 18°c, le riz pluvial est cultivé à la limite inférieure de sa tolérance à la température. L’augmentation des températures accélère la maturation des grains de sorte que la demande en nutriments de la plante est mieux ajustée à la disponibilité de ces éléments dans le sol, conduisant à une nette augmentation du rendement. La productivité devait passer de 5,2T/ha à 5,8T/ha dans le scénario où la température augmente de 0,5°C par décennie.

    La variété utilisée est Népalaise, Tsipolatra ou Chromrong Dan, adoptée par 80 % des paysans. Selon un chercheur: “l’engouement des paysans des hautes terres au riz pluvial est remarquable ces dernières années. Il n’y a pas que le riz pluvial qui en bénéficie, la céréale – et notamment le maïs – en profite également.”

    Un reportage de Mamy Andriatiana

    Photo fournies par : Mamy Andriatiana

    Radio Don Bosco
    Malagasy |
    December 10, 2015

  • Mlera Dziko (Let’s conserve the earth): The impact of climate change on nutrition


    Nutrition is critical for good health and hence the availability and accessibility of food is very crucial for people. This program produced by Pauline Mbukwa of Maziko Radio looks at how climate change has affected the production of food and brought hunger due to dry spells and floods. Malawians share their challenges to grow food and feed their families. An expert from Lilongwe University of Natural Resource, Mr. Numeri Geresomo, talks about alternative practices to curb the effects of climate change.

    Picture provided by: Pauline Mbukwa

    Maziko Radio
    Chichewa |
    December 8, 2015

  • What we can do for decarbonizing


    The progamme is produced by the Kyoto-based NGO Citizens Environmental Foundation, in collaboration with Kyoto Sanjo Radiocafe. In this programme, we interview Masayoshi Iyoda from the NGO KIKO NETWORK, who explains issues to be discussed at COP21, providing the basic knowledge and backgrounds about COP. We also talk about global warming and its problems, featuring “decarbonizing” that we can practice by various ways with less dependence on fossil fuels.

    Photo provided by: Kyoto Sanjo Radiocafe

    Kyoto Sanjo Radiocafe
    Japanese |
    December 7, 2015

  • Disposing of rubbish carelessly is sparking disaster: Global Warming and Climate Change


    This radio production features an interview with three persons of a community in Kamal Muara village, sub district of Penjaringan, North Jakarta, in Indonesia.

    They tell about the conditions affecting their village which is often flooded and air pollution caused by the behavior of the majority of people who are often disposing of rubbish carelessly, clogging drains and polluting the environment.

    Most children and mothers in the area are experiencing health problems such as fever, cough, runny nose and diarrhea.

    Renee Picasso Manopo, Consultant in Disaster Management and former Program manager for climate change at the Diakonie Katastropenhilfe – Indonesia talks about rubbish that is burned, a practice that is contributing to the increase of greenhouse gases that also triggers the global warming and climate change.

    Pictures provided by: Noor Chasanah

    JRKDem - GombrekFM
    Bahasa |
    December 6, 2015