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  1. India's cynical role at Cancun climate talks

    Praful Bidwai
    15 December 2010

    India has given up putting any pressure on industrialised countries to tackle climate change at Cancun, in order to defend their right to an economy based on high growth, environmental destruction, and luxury consumption for a small elite.

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

    Jorge Galeano
    07 December 2009

    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. 

  3. “The Japanese population won’t accept it any longer”

    Satoko Kishimoto
    05 March 2012

    On March 11, it’s exactly one year ago that North-Eastern Japan was hit by a major earthquake and a tsunami with giant 15 meter waves. One of the devastating consequences was a meltdown in the Fukushima nuclear power plant – the biggest nuclear disaster in 25 years. How is the situation today?

  4. Breaking the logjam in climate negotiations

    Praful Bidwai
    29 November 2012

    Praful Bidwai in an interview explains the main issues at play in current UN climate negotiations, the role of emerging economies, and suggests ideas on how to create political will for effective action in North and South.

  5. 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.'

  6. 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?

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

    Pablo Rosales
    10 December 2009

    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.

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

    Betina Cruz Velásquez
    09 December 2009

    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.

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

    Yoon Geum Sum
    10 December 2009

    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. Who’s in the Trade to Climate Caravan?

    Amparo Miciano
    07 December 2009

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Power without responsibility? The rise of China and India

    Praful Bidwai
    16 September 2010

    As the Asia-Europe Summit gets ready to meet in early October, what are the implications of the rising power of Asia for progress on tackling poverty, inequality and climate change?

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    Opening the door to GM eggplant, a step towards disaster

    Praful Bidwai
    26 October 2009
    Article

    If we want sustainable agriculture that's appropriate to our climate, resources and food security, India must not open the door to genetically modified brinjal.

  14. Climate debt: a subversive political strategy

    Nicola Bullard
    21 April 2010
    Article

    There might not be a definitive definition of climate debt but, as social justice movements, it is useful to have a common vision of what we mean.

  15. To rebuild lives,

    Praful Bidwai
    08 July 2010
    Article

    The Bhopal GoM’s proposals fall short of recommending the minimum the victims deserve in reparation. They also fail to hold Carbide’s and its successor Dow’s feet to the fire.

  16. Remove the smokescreen

    Praful Bidwai
    21 October 2010
    Article

    The Indian Prime Minister's call to "go easy" on environmental regulation for fear of scaring off investors follows the flawed ideology that industrial development is the answer to poverty, when actually India's acute environmental deterioration should be the much greater concern.

  17. Climate capitalism won at Cancun - everyone else loses

    Patrick Bond
    13 December 2010
    Article

    A sober look at what was needed to reverse current warming and what was actually delivered shows that negotiators in Cancun’s luxury Moon Palace hotel failed by any reasonable measure.

  18. Cancun Agreement stripped bare by Bolivia's dissent

    Nick Buxton
    16 December 2010
    Article

    Bolivia was not an obstacle to progress at Cancun's climate talks. It was rather the only nation daring enough to tell the truth.

  19. Climate meet: Can-can or Can-can’t?

    Praful Bidwai
    07 December 2010
    Article

    Progress in Cancun is likely to be modest, slow, and in fits and starts, in large part because of US unwillingness to take responsibility as the world's largest historical emitter of greenhouse gases.

  20. The Coming Global Food Fight

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    07 March 2011
    Article

    As anger mounts in response to rising global food prices, small-scale farms rooted in local markets are showing how to avert international disaster and lead the way to "food democracy."

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