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  1. Climate Justice protesters reclaim power as UN talks dither

    Oscar Reyes
    17 December 2009
    Article

    With ministers and heads of states arriving in Copenhagen, protests surrounded the climate change conference venue, while negotiations remained blocked.

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    What is cap and trade?

    Oscar Reyes
    17 December 2009

    Cap and trade interprets climate change into the language of neo-liberal economics. Instead we need to rethink our trade system and rethink how we produce and consume goods.

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    How the myth of unlimited growth is destroying the planet

    Edgardo Lander
    15 December 2009

    Economic growth and continued expansion are a vital requirement for the current pattern of civilisation. We need to change this if we are to solve the climate crisis.

  4. Divide and rule: paving the way to an unjust deal

    Oscar Reyes
    14 December 2009
    Article

    As climate talks enter their final phase, Oscar Reyes outlines the hardball negotiating tactics being used to force a weak deal that favours industrialised nations.

  5. Climate technologies: a leap into the unknown

    Oscar Reyes
    11 December 2009
    Article

    A new “technology mechanism” could reward untested techniques that damage the climate.

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    Beyond Carbon Markets

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    10 December 2009
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    Although carbon offsets are often presented as emissions reductions, they do not actually reduce emissions. At best, they move reductions to where it is cheapest to make them, which normally means a shift from Northern to Southern countries.

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    Sasol & CDM: The Developed World Pays Sasol to Increase its Carbon Emissions

    Tristen Taylor
    09 December 2009
    Article

    South African based multinational, Sasol, is nominated for the Angry Mermaid Award for its national and international lobbying campaign to promote Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a clean solution to the dirty business of producing liquid fuels from coal and gas. Tristen Taylor of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg tells the story of its many attempts to benefit from carbon trading.

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    FACT SHEET: What's at stake in Copenhagen

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    07 December 2009
    Article

    Why are some countries intent on killing Kyoto? Do the reductions targets tell the whole story? Who is paying for it all? This fact sheet answers all your questions about the UN climate talks in Copenhagen.

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    Fact Sheet: Cap and Trade

    aleksej
    07 December 2009
    Article

    What is wrong with cap and trade? Who profits from these schemes? What is EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)? Can cap and trade markets be reformed?  This fact sheet answers all your questions about cap and trade.

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    From climate denialism to activist alliances

    Patrick Bond
    01 December 2009
    Article

    Seattle offers a lesson to the African negotiators at the climate talks:  by walking out - alongside civil society protesters - and halting a bad deal in Copenhagen on December 18, we can together pave the way for subsequent progress.