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    Global alliances announce they will protest 15 years of failed climate negotiations with mass non-violent civil disobedience

    15 December 2009
    Press release

    Civil society groups inside and outside the COP process issue call to unite in “Peoples’ Assembly” to demand real solutions to the climate crisis

  2. Protecting carbon to destroy forests

    • FDCL, Carbon Trade Watch, Amigos de la Tierra Internacional (FOEI)
    16 April 2013

    This paper provides historical background and reports of experiences on the ground to show how land and nature enclosures are central to REDD+, and why it therefore cannot be fixed.

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    Climate activism heats up in South Africa

    Tristen Taylor
    07 December 2009
    Article

    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.

  5. Chinese and Other Foreign Investments in the Brazilian Soybean Complex

    • Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira
    18 May 2015
    Paper

    As Brazil and China become the world’s leading exporter and importer of soybeans respectively, Chinese companies have sought investments in Brazil to wrest greater control over the flows and profits of the international soybean trade from North Atlantic-based transnational companies. While some promote these as positive “South-South cooperation”, many others condemn them as neocolonial “land grabs” that displace peasants, cause environmental degradation, and deindustrialize the Brazilian economy.

  6. A View from the Countryside

    • Katie Sandwell, Angélica Castañeda Flores, Lyda Fernanda Forero, Jennifer Franco, Sofia Monsalve Suárez, Andrea Nuila, Philip Seufert
    10 December 2019
    Policy issue

    We urgently need new, revitalised, visions of human rights, and rural communities are in the process of building just these kinds of visions. The climate crisis poses massive threats to human rights, but so do mainstream technical and economic climate ‘solutions’, and rising authoritarian voices around the world. The battle for resources and territories, including land, water, fisheries, and forests is becoming increasingly intense, with land-intensive renewable energy projects and the drive to marketise carbon and biodiversity additional threats to nature and to the livelihoods of rural and indigenous people around the world.

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    Vagaries of the uranium market

    • David Fig
    17 July 2012
    Paper

    The global boom in uranium production, with its associated environmental and social costs, has stalled in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

  8. 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. 

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

    Pablo Rosales
    10 December 2009
    Article

    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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    Change Trade, Not Our Climate!

    Ronnie Hall
    07 December 2009
    Article

    Global trade rules are stacked in favour of a poor deal for the climate, argues Ronnie Hall.

  11. Extractivism and resistance in North Africa

    • Hamza Hamouchene
    20 November 2019
    Paper

    Northern African countries are key suppliers of natural resources to the global economy, from large- scale oil and gas extraction in Algeria and Tunisia, to phosphate mining in Tunisia and Morocco, to water-intensive agribusiness paired with tourism in Morocco and Tunisia. The commodification of nature and privatisation of resources entailed in these projects has led to serious environmental damages, and forced these countries into a subservient position in the global economy, sustaining and deepening global inequalities.

  12. Lobby Planet Paris

    25 November 2015
    Report

    A guide including info on key climate criminals, maps of lobbying hotspots and a section on COP21 sponsors.

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    Fact Sheet: Carbon Offsets

    aleksej
    07 December 2009
    Article

    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.

  14. Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

    • Edgardo Lander, Translator; Sara Shields
    02 October 2014
    Paper

    Venezuela's failure to develop an effective strategy to reduce its economy's dependence on gas and oil threatens the social successes and future viability of the Bolivarian project.

  15. Assumptions in the European Union biofuels policy: frictions with experiences in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique

    • David Fig, Jennifer Franco, Lucia Goldfarb, Les Levidow, Mireille Hönicke, Maria Luisa Mendonça
    27 July 2010
    Paper

    EU biofuels policy is based on the assumption that it will lead to greenhouse gas savings, energy security and rural development, however in-depth research in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique reveals fundamental contradictions between EU policy assumptions and practices in the real world.

  16. 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.

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

    Yoon Geum Sum
    10 December 2009
    Article

    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.

  18. The Political Economy of Oil Palm as a Flex Crop

    • Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Juan Liu, Tania Salerno, Yunan Xu
    19 May 2015
    Paper

    The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of oil palm flexing is heavily influenced by a synthesis of forces and relations within and around the oil palm value web. These dynamics impact the way flexing among oil palm’s different uses is influenced and/or carried out by various powerful actors within the state, the private sector, and civil society.

  19. Anglo American’s dirty energy lobby and its false climate solutions

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero, Lúcia Ortiz, Pascoe Sabido, Rachel Tansey, Danilo Urrea, Sara Shaw
    03 December 2014
    Report

    Climate talks in Lima will be subject to intense lobbying by some of the biggest industrial polluters. They not only cause serious social and environmental conflicts where they extract fossil fuels, their capture of decision-making also prevents a real solution to the climate crisis.

  20. The Green Economy: the Wolf in Sheep’s clothing

    • Edgardo Lander
    06 December 2011
    Policy briefing

    The fundamental flaw at the heart of UNEP's report "Towards a Green Economy" is its failure to analyse the extraordinarily unequal power relations that exist in today’s world, and the interests at play in the operation of this global economic system.

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