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  1. 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.

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    Climate headed for crash landing

    Pablo Solon
    07 December 2009
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    Imagine sending your own daughter on a plane that has only 50 per cent chance of landing. You would never do it. Yet sadly as we gear up for the biggest climate meeting in Copenhagen,  this is what many developed countries seem prepared to do with our planet, argues Pablo Solón.

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    Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: Beyond Carbon Trading

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    15 December 2009
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    Instead of stimulating new commodity markets, the targets and obligations placed on industrialised countries should be met domestically.

  4. On the Copenhagen UN climate summit or why you need more than butter to bake a cake

    Beatriz Martínez
    08 January 2010
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    So it seems that for once everyone agrees on something: the UN climate summit in Copenhagen was a spectacular failure. That is quite an achievement in itself, since consensus seems a rarity in these times.

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    What the Clouds Say

    Rachel Smolker
    07 December 2009
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    On the tenth anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle, activists across the USA protested for climate justice. Rachel Smolker tells her story.

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    Climate after Copenhagen

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    28 December 2009
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    The reason for the failure in Copenhagen is clear - rather than discuss coordinated efforts, countries lobbied for their particular interests. Everything now depends on individual states and their respective blocs.

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    The carbon lobby: Climate business

    07 December 2009
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    The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a lobbying powerhouse at the UN climate change talks, and a prime candidate for the Angry Mermaid Award.

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    Copenhagen: Where Africa Took On Obama

    Interview mit Naomi Klein. Oscar Reyes
    09 December 2009
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    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. 

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    “The time to act is now”… or later

    Trusha Reddy
    07 December 2009
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    The rapid talking down of expectations for Copenhagen signals a lack of commitment on the part of industrialised countries. In place of divide and rule tactics, a fundamental change of direction is needed.

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    How hyper-capitalism may hobble the Copenhagen summit

    Walden Bello
    09 December 2009
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    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.

  11. Climate talks in Copenhagen: A resource guide

    08 December 2009
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    TNI is in Copenhagen. Read our analysis, blogs, factsheets and other material related to the UN climate talks.

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    Fouling up the air

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2010
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    India has become collusive in the weak and inequitable Copenhagen Accord. The government must correct course if India’s poor are not to suffer further.

  13. Free Trade and Climate Change Resistance: Voices from the South (3)

    Betina Cruz Velásquez
    09 December 2009
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    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.

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

    07 December 2009
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    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.

  15. Who’s in the Trade to Climate Caravan?

    Amparo Miciano
    07 December 2009
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    Sixty activists from the global South and Europe are currently touring Europe on their way to Copenhagen. Starting out at Seventh Sessions of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Geneva from 30 November to 2 December, the tour passes through Italy, Germany, France and Belgium before arriving in Copenhagen on 9 December.

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    The spectre of “overpopulation”

    Sarah Sexton
    07 December 2009
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    Whenever global environmental crises, poverty or world hunger are at issue, the overpopulation argument is raised. It is now occurring in debates on the worsening climate situation, warns Sarah Sexton.

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    Climate activism heats up in South Africa

    Tristen Taylor
    07 December 2009
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    South African civil society fired up in 2009 to respond to its government’s destructive industrial strategy, writes Tristen Taylor.

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    Copenhagen cop out

    Praful Bidwai
    30 December 2009
    Article

    It is apparent to everyone that the Copenhagen Accord is a travesty of what the world needs to avert climate change.

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

    Jorge Galeano
    07 December 2009
    Article

    As a farmer from Paraguay afected by genetically modified soy monoculture plantation, Jorge Galeano is part of the resistance against false solutions to climate change. He is a part of Trade to Climate Caravan, travelling from the 7th WTO ministerial conference in Geneva to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen (COP15), drawing the attention to the consequences neoliberal globalization and climate change have on the lives of the people in the south. 

  20. Free Trade and Climate Change Resistance: Voices from the South (4)

    Pablo Rosales
    10 December 2009
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    As a fisherman and leader of a national alliance of fishers, Pablo Rosales joined Trade to Climate Caravan to fight for the fishers’ right to access and control their fishing grounds.

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