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The Climate Is Ripe for Social Change 20.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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At the Lima Climate Talks, It Was Groundhog Day All Over Again 19.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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What Climate Change Asks of Us: Moral Obligation, Mobilization and Crisis Communication 19.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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'Change the System, Not the Climate!' 19.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations known as COP 20 (Conference of Parties) was held in Lima, Peru from December 1-14. Delegates from 196 countries gathered and deliberated on the agenda to be presented at the United Nations climate treaty conference to be held in Paris in December 2015. Notwithstanding all the fanfare and anticipation, the outcome at Lima was not progress, but a dangerous backslide. The Kyoto Protocol adopted in 1997, though never fully implemented, committed parties to internationally binding emission reduction targets. Recognizing that developed countries are principally responsible for the high levels of greenhouse gas emissions, it placed a heavier burden on developed nations based on the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities." In contrast, the Lima Conference produced a draft climate pact which leaves every country to decide its own cuts in pollution (so-called "Intended Nationally Determined Contributions" -INDCs") according to its own ...
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A post-election flurry: Obama tests his powers 19.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his ...
Murder in the Rainforest: Local Activists and the Global Politics of Climate Change 17.12.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Climate Talks Face a Long, Hard Road Ahead If Countries Are to Reach Agreement in Paris 17.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: 15,000 People Marched for Climate Justice in Lima, Peru, and More 16.12.2014 Truthout.com
In today's On the News segment: Last week, 15,000 people took to the streets of Lima, Peru, to demand climate justice; food companies spend millions of dollars on marketing every year, and it's not always in the form of advertising; punishing young children for lying may not teach them to tell the truth; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of....science & green news..... You need to know this. Last week, 15,000 people took to the streets of Lima, Peru, to demand climate justice. As world leaders were wrapping up their final days at the UN Climate Summit, activists took part in the massive "March in Defense of Mother Earth." That march was modeled after the People's Climate March, which took place in New York City earlier this year, and it shared the same goal. Organizers and activists want to pressure world leaders to act on climate change, and want to mobilize more people around the world to get involved in this fight. In an interview last week with Democracy Now!, Pablo ...
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Groups: Keep Fossil Fuel Industry Out of Climate Talks 13.12.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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UN Climate Negotiators Drop the Ball in Lima - Now It's Up to the Grassroots to Pick It Up 13.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
The planet is giving us multiple urgent alarms that the crisis is upon us, and yet our national leaders are content to just keep us all in our seats. Negotiators have stopped trying to win a binding international agreement on carbon emissions. Now it's up to the people to push our governments to action. Demonstration at the United Nations Climate Change, COP20, Lima. (Photo: UNclimatechange ) This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine. During one of the "high-level" climate policy negotiating sessions here in Lima, where the words of the top diplomats seemed to float in to the air and disappear, a senior representative from Mexico used his time to tell a story. He recounted how he had once attended a meeting in Mexico City with an important international delegation when the city's famous seismic alarm system sounded, signaling a serious earthquake less than a minute away. "Our visitors joined us quickly to leave the room for safety," he noted, adding ...
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Young activists at UN climate talks in Lima passionate, frustrated 13.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Peru: Greenpeace damaged Nazca Lines 12.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A Greenpeace message about climate change at an ancient Peruvian site has backfired, with the government claiming activists damaged the site and threatening criminal charges.
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Activists: Climate Talks Have Done Nothing to Avert Catastrophe, But Hope Lies in People's Action 12.12.2014 Democracy Now!
We wrap up our week-long coverage from Lima at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where negotiators are hours away from the formal end of the talks. "If developed countries don’t put down the resources that the poor countries need to prepare for climate change to protect themselves from the real impacts they are facing already, then you are going to leave poor people around the world facing hunger, facing increasing poverty without being able to cope," says Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam. "Yet they didn’t create the crisis of climate change, and they don’t have the means of solving the problem of climate change on their own. So it is an issue of justice, an issue of human rights." We also speak with Dipti Bhatnagar, climate justice and energy coordinator at Friends of the Earth International, who helped plan a die-in at COP20 to call attention to those ignored in the global agreement under negotiation.
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Brazilian Indigenous Leader: Carbon Trading Scheme "REDD" a False Solution to Climate Change 11.12.2014 Truthout.com
The controversial carbon trading scheme known as REDD, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, has set off protests not only in Africa, but also in South America, especially in the Amazon region. We speak to Chief Ninawa Huni Kui, president of the Federation of the Huni Kui, an indigenous group in Brazil. He has traveled to the U.N. climate summit in Lima to voice his opposition to REDD. TRANSCRIPT: AMY GOODMAN: We turn right now to the controversial carbon trading that [Nnimmo Bassey] was talking about, known as REDD—again, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, R-E-D-D, which has set off protests not only in Africa, but also in South America, especially in the Amazon. Earlier this week, I interviewed Chief Ninawa Huni Kui, president of the Federation of the Huni Kui, an indigenous group in Brazil. He traveled to Lima to voice his opposition to REDD. NINAWA HUNI KUI: [translated] My name is Ninawa, and I am the president of the Federation of the Huni Kui ...
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From South America to Africa, "Capitalist" Solutions to Climate Change Seen as Path to Catastrophe 11.12.2014 Truthout.com
We are broadcasting from the United Nations climate summit in Lima, Peru, where high-level talks have just gotten under way. On Tuesday, Bolivian President Evo Morales called on delegates to include the wisdom of indigenous people in the global agreement to address climate change and criticized the summit for failing to address capitalism as the root of the crisis. We discuss the state of the climate talks with Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian environmental activist, director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, and author of To Cook a Continent: Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa. Bassey says the carbon trading included in the draft agreement could increase deforestation, displace farmers and contribute to the food crisis in Africa. TRANSCRIPT: AMY GOODMAN: Peruvian musicians who performed yesterday at the opening ceremony of the U.N. climate summit. They were just practicing in the walkways here in Pentagonito. That is the site, the very well-fortified site, where this U.N. climate ...
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Peru's Deadly Environment: Host Nation of U.N. Summit is Among Most Dangerous for Land Defenders 11.12.2014 Democracy Now!
The United Nations Climate Conference is being held in Peru, which is now the world's fourth most dangerous country for environmental defenders. Four were killed in September alone. In a brutal incident in a remote region of Peru’s Amazon rainforest, leading indigenous activist Edwin Chota was ambushed as he traveled to neighboring Brazil for a meeting on how to address the region’s illegal logging crisis. Illegal loggers allegedly killed and dismembered Chota along with his colleagues Jorge Ríos, Francisco Pinedo and Leoncio Quinticima. Chota is among at least 57 environmental activists who have been assassinated in Peru since 2002. The Peruvian government has recently passed legislation that rolls back forest protections, which has increased the pace of such murders. We are joined by Chris Moye, the environmental governance campaigner for Global Witness and author of their new report, "Peru's Deadly Environment."
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Fighting for the Climate in the Heart of the World 11.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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COP 20: You can't spell 'climate' without L-I-M-A 11.12.2014 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Thursday, December 11, 2014 LIMA, Peru -- Lima, the capital of Peru, has become a city of gustatory renown, attracting foodies from the world over to sample dishes from its famous ceviche to favourites from the Andean highlands. So it is an appropriate place, perhaps, for what has become a genuine movable feast, the world-roving series of summits organized by the United Nations to tackle the crisis of climate change. This year's meeting, known as "COP 20," the 20th Conference of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, is the last high-level meeting with presidents and prime ministers before the December 2015 climate summit in Paris. The COP 20 climate summit in Peru is the last high-level meeting before the December 2015 climate summit in Paris. If the devil is in the details, it's in Lima that the details are being worked ...
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Climate march to set tone at Lima talks 10.12.2014 Yahoo: Politics
Green groups hoped for a big turnout at a protest in Lima Wednesday aimed at heaping pressure on ministers haggling over a post-2020 deal to curb carbon emissions. The "People's Climate March" in the Peruvian capital follows mobilisation on the eve of the September 23 summit in New York that revived climate change as a political priority. Environment ministers, meanwhile, were to enter the second of a four-day meeting designed to apply political heft to the UN climate process. The goal at the December 1-12 Lima talks is to clear the way to a pact in Paris in December 2015 that will assemble a war machine to fight climate ...
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People's Summit in Lima Envisions Bottom-Up Movement for Global Climate Justice 9.12.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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