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11/12/15

The hunt for a climate deal is going into overtime. The French foreign minister, who is leading the talks, pushed back the deadline to Saturday after another round of all-night talks at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. 

11/12/15
Author: 
Justin Gillis

LE BOURGET, France – Scientists who are closely monitoring the climate negotiations said on Friday that the emerging agreement, and the national pledges incorporated into it, are still far too weak to ensure that humanity will avoid dangerous levels of climate change.

11/12/15
Author: 
Sewell Chan and Melissa Eddy

LE BOURGET, France — More than 40,000 people are attending the climate talks, including scientists, activists, people living on the front lines of global warming and the negotiators for the 195 nations represented. One group is noticeably missing, however: Republicans.

11/12/15
Author: 
Adriana Swain

As the 2015 UN climate talks in Paris enter their final days, a new campaign for energy democracy is launching this week across the channel. Switched On London is a new grassroots initiative that aims to put publicly-owned renewable energy on the political map for London in 2016.

11/12/15
Author: 
G. Ananthakrishnan

The issue of differentiation under the Article on Purpose remains within brackets, indicating that it awaits discussion and finalisation.

A ‘Draft Paris Outcome’ providing the final base text for the 195 countries of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change to craft the Paris agreement was released on Wednesday evening. It contains a provision for a progress review of the agreement that could be either in 2023 or 2024.

10/12/15
Author: 
GJEP staff

At the foot of a miniature Eiffel Tower, civil society, environmentalists and  Indigenous Peoples rejected REDD, a carbon market mechanism, land-grabbing false solution to climate change that could potentially cause genocide, at the World Climate Summit today.

10/12/15
Author: 
Herbert Docena

As the world faces catastrophic climate change, the bigger fight is not just between “developed countries” and “developing countries” or between “big polluters” and “the people”

PARIS - As usual, the deadlock in the on-going UN climate change summit here in Paris is being depicted the by media, government officials, NGOs, and even activists as a reprise of the long-running struggle between the so-called “developed” and “developing” countries and/or between “big polluters” and the “people.”

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09/12/15
Author: 
Kevin Anderson
Ahead of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris, France, more than 180 nations pledged to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but many climate justice groups say far more needs to be done to keep global warming in check. We speak with one of the world’s leading climate scientists who has come to the Paris talks with a shocking message: The climate crisis is more severe than even many scientists have acknowledged. Kevin Anderson is deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester in Britain.
10/12/15
Author: 
John Foran

Hypocrisy can take many forms, but at COP 21 it has one underlying purpose:  to deceive others for one’s own gain.  It comes in sizes both large and small.  Sometimes it is in what is said, sometimes it’s not saying what you know (think ExxonMobil’s own climate science).  Sometimes it means not calling things by their names, or giving things names that mean the opposite of what they say (“climate-smart agriculture”).  Sometimes it’s touting a solution that doesn’t solve the problem (“carbon trading” or the REDD reforestation scheme), or using the same word to refer to diametrically opposed

10/12/15
Author: 
Martin Lukacs

Thousands expected for major action in Paris marking climate ‘red lines’ crossed by governments and big polluters

 

As negotiators try to finalize a UN climate pact being hailed as dangerously insufficient, a network of groups will express their outrage and pledge continuing action in the new year with massive civil disobedience at an iconic French site.

Activists prepare MASSIVE banner for Paris climate action

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