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...
Aug 10th, 2010 in In the News, Newswire
Dear Friends, Supporters, Comrades and Community,
As you may recall, a lively protest took place on the streets of Chicago’s financial district last November 30, on the 10th anniversary of the “Battle of Seattle” and a week ahead of the big UN climate summit in Copenhagen. Several groups from across the city had come together to demand just, equitable, and effective solutions to the climate crisis, starting with the shut-down of the Crawford and Fisk coal plants in Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods. The November 30th (N30) event also targeted “false...
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,...
Oct 4th, 2009 in Featured Articles, In the News, Newswire
‘No Compromise’ Faction Attacks Climate Bill
GRIST; Oct 1 2009
The article is interesting sort of, but most interesting is the reaction. See comments following the article (as well as pics and link to video) at Grist website here:
Activists handed out fake $2 trillion bills at a rally for climate legislation in New York last week, criticizing the size of the global-warming emissions market they oppose. ($2 trillion is their estimate for the size of the emissions market...
Oct 3rd, 2009 in In the News, Newswire
By Rachel Smolker, Alternet. Sept 30 2009
A new movement is demanding more from the president, Congress and even most major environmental groups in order to pass truly meaningful climate legislation.
The world watched last week’s U.N. climate summit in anxious anticipation, hopeful that our “yes we can” president would say something earth shattering, or at least encouraging. Instead, President Barack Obama promised nothing more than that the U.S. is “determined to take action” on climate change.
While the Maldives are sinking, and floods, droughts, hurricanes and...