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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
  3. Obama versus the Polar Bears

    Tom Reifer
    26 January 2011
    Article

    President Obama’s decision comes despite the fact that US government and independent models predict an 80% chance Polar Bears will become mostly extinct by 2050, with total extinction this century without cuts in emissions.

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    A licence to carry on polluting?

    Larry Lohmann
    05 December 2006
    Article
  5. 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.

  6. ‘Nature is not for sale’

    Robin van Wechem
    15 June 2012
    In the media

    He wrote one of the most progressive laws for nature conservation. He organized the first international climate conference for common people. And now he wipes the floor with the UN proposal for a ‘green economy’. The Bolivian Pablo Solón thinks we should treat nature with more respect.

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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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    India is implementing active measures to combat its ever-growing rise in energy consumption

    Praful Bidwai
    03 October 2010
    Article

    Even with increases in energy efficiency, and despite the 45 percent who have no electricity connection - India's policy goal to quadruple energy consumption by 2032 represents a catestrophic GDP-ism focused on destructive models of development.

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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.

  18. Time to be honest

    Tim DeChristopher
    02 June 2011

    A US activist caused consternation among oil executives when he wrecked an auction of oil and gas leases in Utah in November 2008. Now he is causing an even bigger stir in the environmental movement.

  19. 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.

  20. 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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