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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.

  2. After our Copenhagen self-goal

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2010
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    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.

  3. 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.

  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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    Copenhagen cop out

    Praful Bidwai
    30 December 2009
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    It is apparent to everyone that the Copenhagen Accord is a travesty of what the world needs to avert climate change.

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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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    Copenhagen talks: “Lies, damn lies and emissions reductions pledges”

    Oscar Reyes
    15 December 2009
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    A dazzling array of delegates from all over the world is in Copenhagen to hammer out a deal on tackling climate change. Oscar Reyes makes sense of the complex negotiations process.

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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.

  9. Free Trade and Climate Change Resistance: Voices from the South (5)

    Yoon Geum Sum
    10 December 2009
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    Yoon Geum Sum, a peasant leader in South Korea, joined Trade to Climate Caravan to advocate for the right of small farmers and peasants to produce food locally and sustainably to feed themselves and their communities.

  10. 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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    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. 

  12. 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.

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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.

  14. Copenhagen Plan B: “protect the rich”

    Oscar Reyes
    09 December 2009
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    A leaked text of the political declaration that could conclude the Copenhagen conference reveals back-room dealings that offer little to the Majority World.

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    Carbon Con

    Tamra Gilbertson
    08 December 2009
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    How the US forced carbon trading onto the global climate agenda, and why popular movements worldwide have vowed to end this 'false solution" to climate change.

  16. 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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    Fact Sheet: Carbon Offsets

    aleksej
    07 December 2009
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    What are carbon offsets? Why do they negatively impact environment? Isn't carbon trading better than nothing?  This fact sheet answers all your questions about carbon offsets.

  18. 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.

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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 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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