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  1. Free Trade and Climate Change Resistance: Voices from the South

    Jorge Galeano
    07 December 2009

    As a farmer from Paraguay afected by genetically modified soy monoculture plantation, Jorge Galeano is part of the resistance against false solutions to climate change. He is a part of Trade to Climate Caravan, travelling from the 7th WTO ministerial conference in Geneva to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen (COP15), drawing the attention to the consequences neoliberal globalization and climate change have on the lives of the people in the south. 

  2. Free Trade and Climate Change Resistance: Voices from the South (4)

    Pablo Rosales
    10 December 2009

    As a fisherman and leader of a national alliance of fishers, Pablo Rosales joined Trade to Climate Caravan to fight for the fishers’ right to access and control their fishing grounds.

  3. Free Trade and Climate Change Resistance: Voices from the South (3)

    Betina Cruz Velásquez
    09 December 2009

    Betina from Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Oaxaca, Mexico) joined Tade to Climate Caravan to denounce the malicious practices behind the clean-energy windmills set up in Oaxaca, which are displacing indigenous communities from their land.

  4. Free Trade and Climate Change Resistance: Voices from the South (5)

    Yoon Geum Sum
    10 December 2009

    Yoon Geum Sum, a peasant leader in South Korea, joined Trade to Climate Caravan to advocate for the right of small farmers and peasants to produce food locally and sustainably to feed themselves and their communities.

  5. Who’s in the Trade to Climate Caravan?

    Amparo Miciano
    07 December 2009

    Sixty activists from the global South and Europe are currently touring Europe on their way to Copenhagen. Starting out at Seventh Sessions of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Geneva from 30 November to 2 December, the tour passes through Italy, Germany, France and Belgium before arriving in Copenhagen on 9 December.

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    Opening the door to GM eggplant, a step towards disaster

    Praful Bidwai
    26 October 2009
    Article

    If we want sustainable agriculture that's appropriate to our climate, resources and food security, India must not open the door to genetically modified brinjal.

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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: 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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    Breaking the Global Climate Impasse

    Praful Bidwai
    06 November 2009
    Article

    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.

  10. Holding our fragile planet to ransom

    Praful Bidwai
    23 November 2009
    Article

    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.

  11. Climate & credibility

    Praful Bidwai
    03 November 2009
    Article

    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.

  12. Direct action against climate change

    Kevin Smith
    04 November 2009
    Article

    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.

  13. 350 Reasons that Carbon Trading won't Work

    aleksej, Kevin Smith, Rising Tide North America
    03 November 2009
    Article

    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.

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    Copenhagen: Where Africa Took On Obama

    Interview mit Naomi Klein. Oscar Reyes
    09 December 2009
    Article

    Respected author Naomi Klein spoke at the opening of the KlimaForum on Monday night, where she also found time to interview Nnimmo Bassey, the much celebrated Nigerian human rights activist of Environmental Rights Action. 

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    Copenhagen cop out

    Praful Bidwai
    30 December 2009
    Article

    It is apparent to everyone that the Copenhagen Accord is a travesty of what the world needs to avert climate change.

  16. Climate talks in Copenhagen: A resource guide

    08 December 2009
    Article

    TNI is in Copenhagen. Read our analysis, blogs, factsheets and other material related to the UN climate talks.

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    “The time to act is now”… or later

    Trusha Reddy
    07 December 2009
    Article

    The rapid talking down of expectations for Copenhagen signals a lack of commitment on the part of industrialised countries. In place of divide and rule tactics, a fundamental change of direction is needed.

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    Change Trade, Not Our Climate!

    Ronnie Hall
    07 December 2009
    Article

    Global trade rules are stacked in favour of a poor deal for the climate, argues Ronnie Hall.

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    The carbon lobby: Climate business

    07 December 2009
    Article

    The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a lobbying powerhouse at the UN climate change talks, and a prime candidate for the Angry Mermaid Award.

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    What the Clouds Say

    Rachel Smolker
    07 December 2009
    Article

    On the tenth anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle, activists across the USA protested for climate justice. Rachel Smolker tells her story.

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