From Durban to Rio+20: Challenging the corporate hijack of environmental policy
Newsletter 13 January 2012
Tackling the corporate takeover of environmental policy will be one of the most critical challenges humanity has faced in history. Corporations have been behind the failure of the UN, most recently at the UNFCCC conference in Durban, to agree effective climate change policies. TNCs are now pushing to expand privatisation of nature as a solution to the environmental crisis at the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012. How can we stop them?
Resistance and hope at a time of climate emergency
Durban’s greenwash outcome
Durban’s climate zombie tripped
RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy
Praful Bidwai at the Durban Climate conference
The Green Economy: the Wolf in Sheep’s clothing
Hunger, Food and Agroecological Alternatives
The climate crisis and the food crisis are two sides of one coin; not only is the dominant system of industrial-chemical agriculture responsible for massive environmental degradation, deforestation and desertification, it is also heavily reliant on fossil fuels for the production of inputs, food processing and global distribution. At the same time as the Durban climate conference, TNI and ISS also co-hosted a colloquium in The Hague which brought together some of the world’s leading radical thinkers and activists on the issues of food justice and the future of farming, to discuss agroecological farming and the transition to a just food system. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter also joined the discussion.
What is agroecological farming? And why should it be upscaled?
On agroecology, and why it is the solution to hunger and food security
What's wrong with the industrial food system and the challenges facing food justice movements
Hunger, Food and (Agroecological) Alternatives
Cumbre de Durban elimina la justicia y crea un “apartheid climático”
Josep Maria Antentas y Esther Vivas: "Más capitalismo verde"
¿Quién controlará la economía verde?
The politics of climate change and the global crisis
Global Land Grabbing and Trajectories of Agrarian Change: A Preliminary Analysis
Recommended roundup on Climate
Durban: Where the Climate Deniers-in-Chief Ran the Show
Official reports as we approach Rio 20+
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"Rising Powers" and the Future of Global Governance 16th-17th May 2012 - University of Sussex, UK
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