Dec 12th, 2010 in Featured Articles, Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE: Dec 10, 2010
Militarism as Cause and Consequence of Climate Change
Expulsion of Organizer from COP16 Leads to Cancellation of Press Conference
from Climate SOS, Biofuel Watch, and Global Compliance Research Project
(Cancun, Dec 10, 2010): As climate negotiations in Cancun become increasingly chaotic and the outcomes uncertain, over 70 diverse environmental, peace and social justice organizations declare that on this 62nd International Human Rights Day, we must recognize that all efforts to address climate change or human rights will fail unless we contend with the “elephant in the...
Nov 24th, 2010 in Featured Articles, Newswire
(See 1 page pdf file of this statement, for printing)
We, the undersigned, declare the following:
There can be no solution to the climate crisis and no “climate justice” so long as the US military and its allies continue to pollute unabated, and to squander lives and resources. Likewise, there will be no end to war so long as global warming continues to accelerate. It’s time to break the cycle and end the death spiral!
Militarism/War: Elephant in the Living Room. (Accompanying fact sheet: http://tinyurl.com/26stkfv)
The US Military and their allies, through their imperial wars and military...
Oct 28th, 2010 in Featured Articles, In the News, Newswire
Nagoya, Japan: News Release | 29 October 2010 | www.etcgroup.org
Geoengineering Moratorium at UN Ministerial in Japan
Risky Climate Techno-fixes Blocked
NAGOYA, Japan – In a landmark consensus decision, the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will close its tenth biennial meeting with a de facto moratorium on geoengineering projects and experiments. “Any private or public experimentation or adventurism intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat will be in violation of this carefully crafted UN consensus,” stated Silvia Ribeiro, Latin American Director of ETC...
Jan 20th, 2010 in Featured Articles, In the News, Newswire
NYC Carbon Trading Protest – Financial District, 1-13-2010
(video by Freddy’s Brooklyn Roundhouse)
Calling carbon traders “climate traitors,” members of the Climate Crisis Coalition, Rising Tide North America, Climate SOS gathered outside the 2nd annual NYC Carbon Trading Summit to demand an end to the market-based trading of greenhouse gas emissions credits and called for just solutions to the climate crisis. The climate justice activists risked arrest to voice their opposition to the financial trading giants at the Summit, including JP Morgan Chase & Goldman Sachs,...
Jan 13th, 2010 in Featured Articles, Newswire
1/13/2009 – New York, NY – In the wake of a controversial outcome at the Copenhagen climate talks, a diverse crowd of scientists, Faith congregations, activists, students, and concerned citizens converged in confrontation and protest at the 2nd Annual IGlobalForum Carbon Trading Summit today. The summit is the largest annual meeting place of corporations, banks, and lobby groups to further the agenda of a carbon trading scheme to address climate change. Activists rallied to oppose market-based trading of greenhouse gas emissions credits and call for real solutions to the climate crisis. Dr....