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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. Praful Bidwai on Greenhouse Development Rights

    02 October 2012
    Article

    Bidwai is a rare analyst.  He writes as a man of the South, but at the same time he can be extremely critical of the South’s negotiating postures.

  3. Rio+20 - The future we don't want

    Marcos Arruda
    10 July 2012
    Article

    Sustainable development, promised at the Earth summit in 1992, failed because it was equated with economic growth, consumerism and increased corporate power. Without sharing wealth, knowledge and power, humankind will not survive.

     
  4. Solutions to the EU Crisis: Learning from Latin America

    Interview with Pablo Solon
    20 June 2012

    Former Bolivian ambassador Pablo Solon speaks of his successes and frustrations in government, what the EU can learn from Latin America in confronting a debt crisis, and warns of the dangers of marketising nature under the guise of a 'green economy.'

  5. Green grabbing

    Melissa Leach
    19 June 2012

    Demonstrating the economic value of nature once seemed at the forefront of progressive thinking, but on the ground it is turning into the latest wave of landgrabbing. What went wrong?

  6. Peoples Summit Rio +20

    15 June 2012
    Article

    TNI will be attending the Peoples Summit at Rio+20 and organising workshops on investment and energy. The Peoples Summit  is organised by social movements from all over the world and will be held at the Aterro do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, during the official Rio+20 Summit (UNCSD) from June 15-23.

  7. Where The Air Is Rarefied

    Darryl D'Monte
    25 April 2012
    Article

    The most comprehensive analysis of climate change, which tackles India’s (mostly flawed) policies.

  8. Is the Green Economy a new Washington Consensus?

    Working Group on Green Economy, WSF
    15 February 2012
    Article

    The current environmental and climate crisis is not simply a market failure because nature is not simply a form of capital. Putting a price on nature under the label of the "Green Economy" is an attempt to expand the reach of finance capital and privatise our planet.

  9. RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy

    Olivier Hoedeman
    13 January 2012
    Article

    Challenging the corporate co-option of the UN should be a major priority in the run-up to the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012.

  10. Resistance and Hope at a time of Climate Emergency

    12 January 2012
    Article

    The Durban climate conference could act as a turning point. Are we willing to be truly honest about the failure of our political and economic system to tackle climate change and willing to exercise our power in shaping the world we want to live in?

  11. Durban's Climate Zombie tripped

    Patrick Bond
    12 January 2012
    Article

    Looking back now that the dust has settled, South Africa’s COP17 presidency appears disastrous. This was confirmed not only by Durban’s delayed, diplomatically-decrepit denouement, but by plummeting carbon markets in the days immediately following the conference’s ignoble end.

  12. Durban’s greenwash outcome

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2012
    Article

    The outcome of Durban is a disaster for global climate protection and the survival of millions. 

     
  13. Conference of Polluters

    06 December 2011
    Article

    TNI was present at the Durban UN Climate Conference challenging the role of corporations in undermining and seeking to profit from attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  14. A test for India’s foreign policy

    Praful Bidwai
    02 June 2011
    Article

    While countries all over the world review their nuclear energy plans and safety measures in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the Indian government still pushes ahead with it's fiercely opposed Jaitapur plant.

  15. People vs Nuclear Power in Jaitapur, Maharashtra

    Praful Bidwai
    10 February 2011
    Article

    In the Konkan, thousands of families in the environmentally rich and verdant Jaitapur area are waging a non-violent battle against the Department of Atomic Energy’s plan to construct the world’s biggest nuclear power complex in the region.

  16. Voices from the World Social Forum

    Susan George
    08 February 2011
    Article

    Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.

  17. President Dilma: Let Brazil set an example for a new ecological economy

    Marcos Arruda
    25 January 2011
    Article

    President Dilma Roussef has the mandate and responsibility to forge a new development path: one based on participatory planning, a social market and environmental sustainability.

  18. Could granting rights to nature change the climate debate?

    Cormac Cullinan
    15 December 2010
    Article

    In the wake of failure in Cancun and the much deeper problem that humanity is no longer living within the ecological capacity of the planet, might it be time for nature to have its own legal advocates?

  19. Cancun: The Next Chance for Democratic Solutions to the Climate Crisis

    Janet Redman
    02 December 2010
    Article

    American traditional homegrown democracy at a global level: how about allowing the countries that already bear the heaviest burden to step up to the microphone?

  20. A real green deal

    Hilary Wainwright, Andy Bowman
    09 October 2009
    Article

    35 years ago, workers at the Lucas Aerospace company formulated an ‘alternative corporate plan’ to convert military production to socially useful and environmentally desirable purposes. What are the lessons for greening the world economy today?

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