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  1. Our land is worth more than carbon

    17 November 2016
    Article

    The Paris Agreement required the 196 Parties to the UN Climate Convention to limit temperature increases to 2° or 1.5°C below preindustrial levels. While COP21 benefited from a high degree of mobilization linked to the adoption of an international agreement, COP 22 on the other hand has received rather less attention. Yet the stakes remain significant. In its haste, COP 22, being called the “action COP” or the “agriculture COP”, is in danger of adopting various misguided solutions for agriculture.

  2. COP21 charades: Spin, lies and real hope in Paris

    Nick Buxton
    19 April 2016
    Article

    The Paris COP21 talks failed to deliver a meaningful result, judged from either a scientific or social justice point-of-view. However it did reveal the presence of an increasingly sophisticated and powerful climate justice movement that heralds the most hope for a just response to the global climate crisis.

  3. Forget Backloading and Scrap the ETS!

    03 July 2013
    Article

    Organisations and people's movements are opposing the EU attempt to reform the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as a measure that will merely further entrench fossil fuel use.

  4. About the Carbon Trade Watch

    02 November 2011
    Article

    A former project of TNI, aimed to provide a durable body of research which ensures that a holistic and justice-based analysis of climate change and environmental policies is not forgotten or compromised. They are now an independent group. Here you will find articles, reports and information on their work while at TNI.

  5. As COP17 approaches: Dirty Durban’s manual for climate greenwashing

    Patrick Bond
    30 August 2011
    Article

    Will the host city for the November-December world climate summit, COP17, clean up its act? The launch of Durban's strategy, Towards a Low Carbon City suggests the new municipal leaders are climate greenwashers, disguising high-carbon economic policies with pleasing rhetoric.

  6. Leaving Oil in the Soil

    Patrick Bond
    04 August 2011
    Article

    Civil society must combine it's strengths to insist that oil is best left in the ground. 

  7. Fighting the Minerals-Petroleum-Coal Complex’s Wealth and Woes

    Patrick Bond, Khadija Sharife
    02 August 2011
    Article

    Ecocide by the "minerals-energy complex" should be faced by a broad-based opposition, focusing on sanctions against neo-colonial exploitation, and international solidarity with the communities affected.

  8. Climate Meetings Have Become Conferences of Polluters

    Patrick Bond
    29 June 2011
    Article

    Without serious mobilisation, Durban's UN climate conference, ‘COP 17’ (Conference of Parties), looks doomed to be a conference of procrastinators threatening the planet and its peoples.

  9. The banksters and the climate fund

    Patrick Bond
    28 April 2011
    Article

    The resumé of Trevor Manuel, confirmed co-chair of the Green Climate Fund, gives reason to worry. As South Africa's finance minister, he frequently rewarded transnational corporations at the cost of rising inequality, unemployment and environmental degradation.

  10. 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?

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

    Oscar Reyes
    03 August 2010
    Article

    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.

  12. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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
    Article

    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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