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    India is implementing active measures to combat its ever-growing rise in energy consumption

    Praful Bidwai
    03 October 2010
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    Even with increases in energy efficiency, and despite the 45 percent who have no electricity connection - India's policy goal to quadruple energy consumption by 2032 represents a catestrophic GDP-ism focused on destructive models of development.

  2. Could granting rights to nature change the climate debate?

    Cormac Cullinan
    15 December 2010
    Article

    In the wake of failure in Cancun and the much deeper problem that humanity is no longer living within the ecological capacity of the planet, might it be time for nature to have its own legal advocates?

  3. Climate Currency

    Janet Redman
    04 September 2010
    Article

    We need public money to prime the pump for private investment in clean energy around the world. This will not only help build climate resilience, but will also create jobs in the US.

  4. From GDPism to genuine equity

    Praful Bidwai
    19 July 2010
    Article

    India's story starkly illustrates the disconnect between GDP and social progress, and the need for radically new economics developed from the bottom up.

  5. After our Copenhagen self-goal

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2010
    Article

    The Copenhagen Accord represents an ignominious retreat from the urgent and universal imperative of combating climate change through cooperative global action. It needs to be replaced with an ambitious, legally binding agreement.

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    Really inconvenient truth

    Saul Landau
    04 February 2010
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    Most political leaders face a challenge they refuse to acknowledge: to gain control of runaway climate change they must abandon convenience, the unchallenged assumptions that place the corporation as means and ends of policies.

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    Himalayan blunder

    Praful Bidwai
    15 February 2010
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    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should create a special commission to cross-check all references in its report if errors such as the one on Himalayan glaciers are not to recur.

  8. Power without responsibility? The rise of China and India

    Praful Bidwai
    16 September 2010

    As the Asia-Europe Summit gets ready to meet in early October, what are the implications of the rising power of Asia for progress on tackling poverty, inequality and climate change?

  9. Bolivia provides resistance and hope at Brokenhagen

    08 January 2010
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    Thanks to the courage of Bolivia and a few other nations – and against huge pressure and threats to sign the deal -  the UN did not endorse or adopt the vacuous Copenhagen Accord but instead were forced to use the much weaker language of “noting” it.

  10. Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, degrowth and ecosocialism

    Bob Thomson
    22 October 2010
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    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.

  11. Africa and the climate finance controversy

    Patrick Bond
    20 October 2010
    Article

    Will Africa end up paying for technologies that commodify life, or demand reparations for ecological damage done by the North?

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    Ten key questions on climate change

    David Fig
    18 March 2010
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    Climate change is a political and scientific conundrum. From the denialism of the George Bush era to the neo-liberal imperatives of carbon trading, the subject is confusing, and an activist agenda is sometimes a navigational minefield.

  13. The Multiple Crisis and Beyond

    François Houtart
    11 May 2010
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    Global finance is only one facet of multiple crises facing human civilization - crises over food, water, climate, energy as well as the global economy urgently need to be addressed. So far, neoliberal responses of governments have been to tackle finance alone - by replacing a banker or by pumping money into the system. But it is the system itself - that is in crisis.

    In this special edition of Globalizations, François Houtart outlines the interlinked but different elements of the multiple crises we face, and makes radical suggestions for moving beyond the current state of affairs - through addressing all together.

    Globalizations, 7:1, 9 - 15.
    Number of pages: 8

  14. Yawning nuclear void

    Praful Bidwai
    26 May 2010
    Article

    The Mayapuri cobalt-60 episode shows Delhi University scientists were reprehensible and proves again that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board is too inept, unreliable and compromised to perform its assigned functions. We need another agency.

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    The great nuclear folly

    Praful Bidwai
    22 March 2010
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    India's Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill represents capitulation to US and Indian corporate pressure, and a retreat from the state's responsibility to protect citizens against hazards.

  16. Peoples Conference model of inclusion offers only path forward on climate change

    14 May 2010
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    The Peoples' conference on climate change showed that a global movement, much larger than anyone imagined and with firm proposals, has coalesced and gathered strength

  17. People’s climate conference comes to the world

    19 April 2010
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    An historic peoples’ conference on climate change opens in Bolivia with an expected attendance of thousands of people from more than 120 countries. Many more people are expected to participate via the Internet http://envivo.cmpcc.org.bo.

  18. Carbon market “growth” is mainly fraudulent, World Bank report shows

    Oscar Reyes
    03 August 2010
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    The global carbon market grew in 2009. Far from signalling a success, this reflects a massive increase in fraud, the dumping of surplus emissions permits by industry, and a rise in financial speculation.

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    Energy and Climate Change: C+

    Daphne Wysham
    22 January 2010
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    In his first few months in office, Obama did take some significant actions to address climate change, but failed to follow through.

  20. Dangerous nuclear delusion

    Praful Bidwai
    26 May 2010
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    Small farmers are being driven off their land in Maharashtra to make way for the Indian government's planned "nuclear park" - to be built by the French company AREVA. Yet, nuclear energy is notoriously slow, costly, inefficient and dangerous to develop, as demonstrated by a global decline in nuclear power that contradicts recent government enthusiasm.

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