Parties reflect on Co-chairs’ tool as ADP resumes work

[Published by Third World Network / www.twn.my / 1 September 2015] Bonn, 1 September (Indrajit Bose) – The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) resumed its work at the tenth part of its second session in Bonn that is taking place on 31 August to 4 September. The session offers Parties theSigue leyendo » Parties reflect on Co-chairs’ tool as ADP resumes work»

History’s Lesson for Climate Action: No Other Choice ‘But Mass Mobilization’

[http://www.commondreams.org/ Jon Queally / 26/08/2015] Joint statement ahead of UN climate talks in Paris declares humanity is «at crossroads» and that only hope is to stop digging up and burning world’s remaining fossil fuel reserves With less than 100 days until high-level UN climate talks take place in Paris, key leaders from the global climate justice movementSigue leyendo «History’s Lesson for Climate Action: No Other Choice ‘But Mass Mobilization’»

Tutu, Klein and Chomsky call for mass climate action ahead of Paris conference

[http://www.theguardian.com/ Emma Howard / 26/08/2015] Artists, journalists, scientists and academics among 100 signatories calling for mobilisation on scale of slavery abolition and anti-apartheid movements Desmond Tutu, Vivienne Westwood, Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky are among a group of high-profile figures who will issue a mass call to action on Thursday ahead of the UN’s crunch climate changeSigue leyendo «Tutu, Klein and Chomsky call for mass climate action ahead of Paris conference»

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change

[http://islamicclimatedeclaration.org/islamic-declaration-on-global-climate-change/] Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate PREAMBLE God – Whom we know as Allah – has created the universe in all its diversity, richness and vitality: the stars, the sun and moon, the earth and all its communities of living beings. All these reflect andSigue leyendo «Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change»

Why 2 Degrees Of Global Warming Is Still Too Much

[http://www.huffingtonpost.in/ Pari Trivedi, 06/07/2015] In the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate scientists and experts have concluded that we should aim to limit global warming to 1.5°C; the former number of 2°C has been deemed inadequate and unsafe. Though the report falls short of providing concrete scientific evidence, the experts haveSigue leyendo «Why 2 Degrees Of Global Warming Is Still Too Much»

California’s drought: the canary in the coalmine?

[ www.opendemocracy.net/ MAUDE BARLOW 30 June 2015] There is no place on earth that can be safe, secure or healthy in a world that is running out of water. On April 1, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown ordered officials to imposemandatory water restrictions in his drought stricken state for the first time in history. The news wasSigue leyendo «California’s drought: the canary in the coalmine?»

Corrupted Idealism: Bolivia’s Compromise Between Development and the Environment

By: Kevin Munoz, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs  June 8 marked a decisive policy shift for Bolivian President Evo Morales’ government:  lawmakers passed legislation allowing for increased hydrocarbon exploration in the country’s few remaining “protected areas,” most notably the Madidi National Park.[1] Transnational and foreign petroleum concessions already overlap 75 percent of MadidiSigue leyendo «Corrupted Idealism: Bolivia’s Compromise Between Development and the Environment»