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    Human rights groups condemn criminal repression of indigenous community in Peru

    Rebecca Sommer
    10 December 2009
    In the media

    Indigenous peoples and peasants in Peru are being criminalized and murdered just for defending their land and the environment and their right to their own development model.

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    This crisis will never end

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    10 December 2009
    Article

    Even if Russia manages to extricate itself from the economic crisis, the social disruptions that it has caused are here to stay.

  3. TNI Expert Seminar on the Classification of Controlled Substances

    10 December 2009
    Report

    The classification of drugs has a profound impact on the lives and well-being of individuals across the world and where the classification is incorrect, people suffer unnecessarily. This is an issue that deserves greater public awareness and greater engagement with citizenry and that where such public awareness is in place it should be galvanised in order to work towards a new democratic answer to this difficult situation.

  4. Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2009 Amsterdam

    10 December 2009 - Event

    The seventh meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue series, a joint initiative of the Andreas Papandreou Foundation and the Transnational Institute was co-hosted by the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The two-day dialogue focused on several themes: law enforcement, human rights and proportionality of sentences; the classification of controlled substances; current developments of the Dutch drugs policy; and various UN-level drug policy developments and preparations for the upcoming CND.

     

     

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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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    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. 

  7. 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.

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    How hyper-capitalism may hobble the Copenhagen summit

    Walden Bello
    09 December 2009
    Article

    Unless we re-think the export-oriented capitalism that's causing all of our climate problems, the Copenhagen conference will be nothing more than a Band-Aid.

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    Shame of Bhopal, Real Test at Copenhagen

    09 December 2009
    In the media

    Pressures have mounted on India to go for major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Our jobs crisis needs drastic action

    John Cavanagh, Sarita Gupta
    09 December 2009
    Article

    Obama's recovery plan has helped to slow the job loss, but we need a full-scale emergency relief plan that goes much further.

  11. Copenhagen Plan B: “protect the rich”

    Oscar Reyes
    09 December 2009
    Article

    A leaked text of the political declaration that could conclude the Copenhagen conference reveals back-room dealings that offer little to the Majority World.

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    Zimbabwe’s ”look east” policy: a poisoned chalice?

    Senator Obert Gutu
    08 December 2009
    In the media

    China, as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, has a voracious appetite for Africa’s vast and in some cases, untapped natural resources.

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    Carbon Con

    Tamra Gilbertson
    08 December 2009

    How the US forced carbon trading onto the global climate agenda, and why popular movements worldwide have vowed to end this 'false solution" to climate change.

  14. 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 Story of Cap and Trade

    08 December 2009 - Event
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    EPA calls for passage of CO2 control act

    08 December 2009
    In the media

    The Taiwaneese government should impose the energy and greenhouse gas taxes as early as possible, instead of promoting carbon trade, say environmental protection organizations.

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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: Carbon Offsets

    aleksej
    07 December 2009
    Article

    What are carbon offsets? Why do they negatively impact environment? Isn't carbon trading better than nothing?  This fact sheet answers all your questions about carbon offsets.

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

    07 December 2009
    Article

    Trade to Climate Caravan with activists from the global South and Europe travelled from the 7th WTO ministerial conference in Geneva to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen. Its aim was to draw attention to the consequences of globalisation and climate change on the lives of the people in the South.

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