Paris

07/12/15
Author: 
SARA STEFANINI

LE BOURGET, France — Any deal at the COP21 summit that cuts greenhouse gas emissions enough to avoid potentially dangerous levels of global warming is going to have to rope in two big polluting industries — shipping and aviation.

The problem?

Both ships and planes are regulated by separate United Nations organizations, and aren’t formally part of the U.N.-led climate talks. The two industries are economic powerhouses, making some countries reluctant to enact expensive regulations.

06/12/15
Author: 
Mark Karlin

 

The following is a Truthout interview with Susan George, author of Shadow Sovereigns.

Mark Karlin: How are corporations taking upon themselves the role of nations as "shadow sovereigns"?

06/12/15
Author: 
Robert Jensen

There’s an important item missing from world leaders’ agenda for the climate change summit underway in Paris: Grieving.

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05/12/15
Author: 
Jon Queally, staff writer

'I refuse to go home without an agreement that I can look my grandchildren in the eye and be proud of my contribution.'

 

The COP21 climate talks in Paris reached their halfway point on Saturday, but a deal that experts and global justice campaigners would consider acceptable remains a long way off as the fossil fuel industry and wealthy nations maintain their powerful grip on the direction of the international summit.

La Fête (est Finie)
05/12/15
Author: 
Almuth Ernsting

UN climate conferences provide a platform for advocating real solutions to the climate crisis - but also for selling and promoting false ones.

03/12/15
Author: 
Jonathan M. Katz

A group of radicals gathered on the periphery of the Paris climate talks Wednesday to issue a manifesto. “A transformation of the world’s entire economic system is essential,” their missive began in typically grandiose fashion. “Our economies are hardwired to fossil fuels. To overcome this carbon entanglement, countries need to implement strong climate policies, including strengthening carbon pricing and … .”

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03/12/15
Author: 
Gordon Laxer

It was quite a sight: The CEOs of Alberta’s oilsands projects stood with NDP Premier Rachel Notley to announce Alberta’s climate plan before the climate talks in Paris. The CEOs had the widest smiles.

No wonder. Alberta’s climate plan targets the 28 per cent of Alberta’s greenhouse gases from power generation and transportation (driving), and leaves the 46 per cent of the province’s emissions from the production of oil and gas almost scot-free.

03/12/15
Author: 
John Foran

The much-anticipated UN climate summit COP 21 kicked off in Paris on the last weekend of November as heads of state, national delegations, activists, NGOs, and journalists took up residence in a city whose world had been shattered just two weeks before by suicide bombs taking 129 lives.  The French government decided that while the COP would go on as planned, the climate movement’s plans for mass demonstrations to bookend the start and finish of the talks would not.  This seemed strange, as concerts, Christmas fairs, and sporting events in large public venues were allowed to continue, and i

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01/12/15
Author: 
Reuters

China will reduce emissions of major pollutants in the power sector by 60% by 2020, the cabinet announced on Wednesday, after world leaders met in Paris to address climate change.

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