Paris

26/11/15
Author: 
John Foran

“The most important question raised by the climate summit may be: Does the power to change the world belong to the people in the conference rooms of Le Bourget or to the people in the streets of Paris?” – Rebecca Solnit, “Power in Paris

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25/11/15
Author: 
Ragina Johnson

BARACK OBAMA and other world leaders attending the United Nations summit on climate change--set to begin in Paris on November 30 and last through December 11--won't hear the voices of those calling for ecological justice, either inside or outside the conference, if the French government has its way.

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25/11/15
Author: 
Pascoe Sabido

The French government is trying to silence social movements, but we refuse to go quietly, says campaigner Pascoe Sabido.

In the days after the tragic events on 13 November in Paris, everything concerning the climate talks was in limbo. A state of emergency was called. Would the summit go ahead at all? What would it mean for the mass mobilizations being planned?

25/11/15
Author: 
Emma Howard

Current pledges to cut carbon emissions will cost developing countries 50% more than if global warming is limited to 2C, Oxfam report says

 

Developing countries will have to pay $270bn extra each year to adapt to the impacts of climate change if global pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions do not increase, according to a new report by Oxfam.

24/11/15
Author: 
Aaron Lehmer-Chang, originally published by World Shift Vision

Yet another United Nations climate confab is about to commence, this time in Paris, France, where the tragic backdrop of terrorism, war, and a growing immigration crisis now grips the country. It's fitting that global warming talks should happen here, considering the role that climate-induced drought in Syria has played in worsening the wave of the violence and desperate migration that's spread throughout the region.

23/11/15
Author: 
Lawrence Torcello

Much of the general public is well aware of scientists' recommendations on climate change. In particular, climate scientists and other academics say society needs to keep global temperatures to no more than two degrees Celsius below preindustrial levels to avoid the most dangerous effects of climate change.

23/11/15
Author: 
Ben Lucas

Fossil fuel companies should be “kicked out” of the climate negotiations in Paris at the end of this month, Green Party MPCaroline Lucas has told the House of Commons.

Her comments were made during a questioning session with the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, in parliament on Thursday afternoon.

23/11/15
Author: 
Act!onaid, Greenpeace, Civicus, Awid, Oxfam

A joint call from the leaders of ActionAid, AWID, Civicus, Greenpeace and Oxfam on the eve of the World Social Forum in Tunis

21/11/15

In the wake of the Paris attacks, climate activists and the French government are at odds over plans for a massive protest march on Nov. 29 ahead of the U.N. climate talks.

French authorities are threatening to curtail public demonstrations and marches, but climate activists insist the right to protest and freedom of speech must be upheld even during a state of emergency.

We speak to Alix Mazounie, the international policies coordinator at Climate Action Network France.

 

21/11/15

We condemn the terrorist attacks in Paris and express our solidarity with the victims.

The world is facing a social, peace and ecological crisis which can only be addressed by people in common uniting their efforts for global justice. Confronted by fascist violence and far right populism trying to create scapegoats we have to commit ourselves to resist makers of a short term profit, build peace and constructive solutions.

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