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    UN Climate Negotiations: analysis of latest positions

    Oscar Reyes
    14 May 2009
    Article
    A new global climate treaty is shaping up to have carbon trading at its centre, creating new loopholes to avoid cleaning up the climate
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    Falling back on pseudo-science?

    Praful Bidwai
    23 April 2008
    Article
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    A licence to carry on polluting?

    Larry Lohmann
    05 December 2006
    Article
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    How credible is carbon compensation?

    Green Prices
    27 February 2007
    In the media
    Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands claims to be the first airport in Europe where passengers as of May 2007 can compensate emissions from their flight, but how credible is carbon compensation?
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    Right to be suspicious

    William Gumede
    12 June 2007
    Article
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    Carbon culprits: South is fast catching up

    Praful Bidwai
    10 December 2007
    Article
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    Offset standard is off target

    Kevin Smith
    03 April 2008
    Article
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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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    Floundering on climate change

    Praful Bidwai
    20 June 2007
    Article
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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.

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    Hoodwinked in Bali on Carbon Credits

    Daphne Wysham
    12 December 2007
    Article
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    From climate denialism to activist alliances

    Patrick Bond
    01 December 2009
    Article

    Seattle offers a lesson to the African negotiators at the climate talks:  by walking out - alongside civil society protesters - and halting a bad deal in Copenhagen on December 18, we can together pave the way for subsequent progress.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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    Permission to pollute

    Oscar Reyes
    24 January 2008
    Article
  18. The Sky is Not the Limit

    • Carbon Trade Watch
    15 January 2003
    Policy briefing

    Emissions trading lies at the crossroads between two of the most controversial faultlines in political-economic debate: Is neo-liberalism an engine of prosperity for all, or a monopolisation of global resources for the few?

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    Carbon trading and cash values on forests cannot curb carbon emissions

    Oscar Reyes
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The commitment to carrying on with business as usual at the recent World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen took an almost surreal form at times.
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    REDD: Growing money on trees

    Oscar Reyes
    01 February 2008
    Article

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