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  1. Jaw-jaw about the Libya war-war

    Oscar Reyes
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Instead of focusing on the motives of the US and NATO, the opposition to the Libyan bombings needs to focus on the likely outcomes. Afghanistan and Iraq taught us there is still no way to bomb a country into democracy.

  2. 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.

  3. Climate Justice protesters reclaim power as UN talks dither

    Oscar Reyes
    17 December 2009
    Article

    With ministers and heads of states arriving in Copenhagen, protests surrounded the climate change conference venue, while negotiations remained blocked.

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

    Oscar Reyes
    15 December 2009

    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
    Article

    Instead of stimulating new commodity markets, the targets and obligations placed on industrialised countries should be met domestically.

  7. Divide and rule: paving the way to an unjust deal

    Oscar Reyes
    14 December 2009
    Article

    As climate talks enter their final phase, Oscar Reyes outlines the hardball negotiating tactics being used to force a weak deal that favours industrialised nations.

  8. Climate technologies: a leap into the unknown

    Oscar Reyes
    11 December 2009
    Article

    A new “technology mechanism” could reward untested techniques that damage the climate.

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    Beyond Carbon Markets

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    10 December 2009
    Article

    Although carbon offsets are often presented as emissions reductions, they do not actually reduce emissions. At best, they move reductions to where it is cheapest to make them, which normally means a shift from Northern to Southern countries.

  10. ¿Qué está en juego en Copenhague?

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    10 December 2009
    Article

    ¿Por qué algunos países quieren acabar con Kyoto? ¿Tiene sólo que ver con los objetivos de reducción de emisiones? ¿Y quién lo pagará? Todas las respuestas sobre las negociaciones del clima de la ONU en Copenhague.

  11. Copenhagen Plan B: “protect the rich”

    Oscar Reyes
    09 December 2009
    Article

    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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    FACT SHEET: What's at stake in Copenhagen

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    07 December 2009
    Article

    Why are some countries intent on killing Kyoto? Do the reductions targets tell the whole story? Who is paying for it all? This fact sheet answers all your questions about the UN climate talks in Copenhagen.

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    Taking care of business

    Oscar Reyes
    24 November 2009
    Article

    The world’s biggest corporations have hijacked the UN climate talks. That’s bad news for our future.

  14. Carbon Trading - How it works and why it fails

    • Tamra Gilbertson, Oscar Reyes
    23 November 2009
    Book

    This accessible, well-researched book provides a devastating critique of both the theory and practice of carbon trading, which lie at the heart of global climate policy.

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    Unveiling Carbon Trading

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    05 November 2009
    Article

    Carbon trading is a complex system which sets itself a simple goal: to make it cheaper for companies and governments to meet emissions reduction targets.

  16. The road to Copenhagen - from Washington to Bonn

    Oscar Reyes, Interview with Oscar Reyes
    08 June 2009
    Article
    With a new President in the White House there’s a fresh approach to climate change and energy policy in the US. But the Energy bill currently going through Congress is based on the widely-criticised “Cap & Trade” system and has been weakened further by a massive corporate lobbying campaign. How does this feed into the UN talks in Bonn in June which prepare the way for the critical meeting in Copenhagen in December?
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    Avoiding a green bad deal

    Oscar Reyes
    08 June 2009
    Article
    Unless we tackle issues of equity, public accountability and corporate control, it remains difficult to see how even a green new deal, however worthy the intention, will not end up throwing good money after bad
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    Carbon Trading: flaw at the heart of Democrats’ climate bill

    Oscar Reyes
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The oil, gas and coal industry lobbyists who have spent almost $45 million on President Obama´s clean energy plan in recent months need not worry: it is so full of holes that US industry could avoid making any reductions at home until at least 2026, rendering talk of a 17 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 largely meaningless.
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    Carbon trading and cash values on forests cannot curb carbon emissions

    Oscar Reyes
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The commitment to carrying on with business as usual at the recent World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen took an almost surreal form at times.
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    Carbon trading from Kyoto to Copenhagen

    Oscar Reyes
    23 May 2009
    Article
    Climate change is a structural problem that came about, largely, through the continued exploitation of fossil fuels as a cheap fuel source since the industrial revolution

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