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    The real price of oil

    Saul Landau
    26 November 2009
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    Who deserves responsibility for oil “accidents?” Government, owners, oil companies, the public that uses the product, or the entire system for which oil has become the equivalent of a blood line?

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    Taking care of business

    Oscar Reyes
    24 November 2009
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    The world’s biggest corporations have hijacked the UN climate talks. That’s bad news for our future.

  3. Holding our fragile planet to ransom

    Praful Bidwai
    23 November 2009
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    Due to the resistance of the northern governments, it now appears extremely unlikely that the Copenhagen climate conference will produce the strong, comprehensive agreement which the world needs to avert irreversible climate change.

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    Carbon trading isn’t working

    Kevin Smith
    09 November 2009
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    Last week, Graciela Chichilnisky wrote that carbon trading can save a climate-change agreement. However, such markets haven’t worked – and won’t in future.

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    Breaking the Global Climate Impasse

    Praful Bidwai
    06 November 2009
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    It would be better for India to walk out of the talks then “greenwash” a deal that lets the North shirk its responsibility for climate change and pass on a good portion of its burden on to the South’s underprivileged people.

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    Unveiling Carbon Trading

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    05 November 2009
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    Carbon trading is a complex system which sets itself a simple goal: to make it cheaper for companies and governments to meet emissions reduction targets.

  7. Direct action against climate change

    Kevin Smith
    04 November 2009
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    As politicians meet for more climate talks in Barcelona, they continue to be fixated on measures like carbon trading that will only exacerbate the climate crisis. Fortunately the last year in the UK and worldwide has shown that direct action against carbon-intensive projects can deliver results.

  8. Climate & credibility

    Praful Bidwai
    03 November 2009
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    India’s response to climate change has been paltry, half-hearted and directed at preserving existing elite lifestyles. Its credibility in international negotiations will only be restored if it takes urgent measures to reduce domestic energy use.

  9. 350 Reasons that Carbon Trading won't Work

    aleksej, Kevin Smith, Rising Tide North America
    03 November 2009
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    As the UN climate talks in Copenhagen get closer, it is clear that the discourse on climate solutions has been hijacked by corporate interests. Carbon trading is being promoted as the only solution to the climate crisis, pushing aside alternative approaches...and it's proving to be a farce.