We have to talk to, learn from and support the indigenous movements which have inserted ecosocialist and degrowth like concepts into the formal constitutions, as in the states of Bolivia and Ecuadorian.
Despite talk of India’s emergence as an economic and nuclear power on the world stage, a recent radiation leak from a scrap metal yard that hospitalized 11 workers, while the Atomic Energy Regulation Board (AERB) failed to respond, has put the spotlight on the country’s lack of proper governing bodies, regulation and crisis response capacity for radioactive facilities.
Like Hamlet, Shakespeare's conflicted Prince of Denmark, China was caught between conflicting currents in Copenhagen. Its failure to manage these challenges led to its biggest diplomatic debacle in years.
Russian authorities and much of the Russian public have pretended up to now that there were no costs to privatisation of forests and that there was no climate crisis. We have to hope this year's fires and heatwave causes a change in policy.
After last week’s climate summit in Bolivia, it is now possible for the governments to express the agenda of the social movements and the world’s most threatened peoples within the next official climate conference in Mexico.