The outcome of the latest UN climate negotiations is a page of bold promises, stirring calls, and grand statements, woefully empty of anything actionable.
To avoid challenging the fossil fuel profiteers, the Paris negotiators bet on untested and dangerous geoengineering technologies.
Patrick Bond: Supporters of the climate deal reached at the Paris Conference of Polluters are endorsing a plan that will kill millions
Oscar Reyes: Hailed as a breakthrough and the beginning of a new world, the COP21 Agreement is long on rhetoric and short on action.
Some countries will reduce emissions a little, but other countries will increase them a lot. You would never know this from UN and media reports.
Interview with Climate & Capitalism editor: The environmental question is the most important problem that we face in the 21st century: If we don’t recognize its centrality, our politics will be irrelevant.
‘Vulnerable 20’ communique: “Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Overcoming it is a matter of survival for people on all continents and vulnerable communities everywhere.”
Fourth International: There is no choice between climate emergency and social justice; it is one and the same struggle.
Climate negotiations resume soon in Paris. John Foran argues that the best outcome of COP21 may be no agreement at all.
Monbiot on why the UN climate talks have wasted 23 years … Pablo Solon on the climate negotiating text … Bakken Oil and market anarchy … A new era of rapid temperature change
CO2 levels for February eclipsed prehistoric highs … How agroecology can feed Africa … State of Power 2015 … Paris climate talks and the failure of states
Outside the scandalous UN meeting in Lima, an unofficial international assembly met to plan global resistance to capitalism and fight for a model of life in harmony with Nature and Mother Earth.
Can Borneo’s tribes survive the biggest environmental crime? … Big Oil’s carbon counterattack … Lima’s roadmap for global burning … Post-quake Haiti: Left in the rubble … Conserving, restoring and enhancing Africa’s soils
ALBA backs Bolivian call for international assembly of social movements in 2015; Evo Morales urges “a climate agreement for life, not business and capitalist commercialism”
The result of the Lima conference was yet another decision that weakens international climate rules, fails the planet, and threatens humanity’s future.
This is a movement of hope, a new militant social movement against fossil fuels. It is no longer an environmental battle but a harsh cry for climate justice.
At COP20, the global labor federation calls for decisive climate action to keep warming below 2 degrees, promote equality and defend workers’ rights
The science is definitive. The dangers are real and increasingly obvious. So why is there so little action to stop catastrophic climate change?
Global poverty is much worse than the UN’s spin doctored story. The global poverty headcount has increased, and the triumphalist narrative is a lie.
Least Developed Countries warn that if substantial progress isn’t made this year, the Paris climate meeting is likely to be another failure