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Transforming Capitalism: the Triple Crisis
¤ Peadar Kirby ¤ 18 December 2014
This article identifies a triple crisis of capitalism based on the three fictitious commodities as identified by Karl Polanyi: labour, money and land. This framework is used to integrate the environmental crisis into the wider crisis of capitalism. It argues that international actions required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are going to present major challenges for capitalism with implications for the current dominance of market power and the (...) read more

New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks
¤ Paul Brown ¤ 21 September 2014
UN is trying to convince countries to make new pledges before they meet in Paris to finalise a new deal on cutting emissions, reports Climate News Network read more

Mobilize and organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!
¤ 20 September 2014
In the case of a planetary fever, the right prescription requires at least 10 actions to be undertaken and applied. read more

For Climate Justice and a World Fit to Be Lived in
¤ Grupo Perú COP 20 ¤ 9 April 2014
In a spirit of solidarity, we call on all civil-society organizations, networks, social movements, research centers, and citizens in general to join in the Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change to be held from December 9 to 12, 2014. The Peoples’ Summit will be a major alternative event during the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20) scheduled for the first half of December in Lima, Peru. The agreements that will be adopted at (...) read more

Raising International Climate Finance
¤ International Trade Union Confederation ¤ 19 December 2012
The labor movement presented in Doha, in November 2012, a proposal on how to raise the agreed 100 billion dollars to fight against climate change from public contributions, and how to go even further through direct investments from pension funds toward sustainable choices. Finance is a key tool to advance climate policy. As was shown again in Doha, it is one of the key elements in the essential negotiations to seek an agreement. The ITUC, TUAC, and Sustainlabour organized on Friday, (...) read more

After Copenhagen, Some Light on the Horizon
Henceforth, the Keys to the Future are Responsibility, Solidarity, and Courage

¤ Arnaud Blin ¤ 14 January 2010
What climate warming does is expose the ineptitude of our world-governance system in broad daylight, where Copenhagen was no more than a theatrical production, making us forget a truth, albeit blatant, which is that “world governance” remains fatally attached to the old principles of international relations that have been in force for centuries and, despite their being totally inadequate for our current context, are still governing the world today. 2009 is over, and here we are in 2010: (...) read more

Small-scale Sustainable Farmers Are Cooling Down the Earth
¤ Via Campesina ¤ 5 November 2007
Current global modes of production, consumption, and trade have caused massive environmental destruction including global warming that is putting at risk our planet’s ecosystems and pushing human communities into disasters. Global warming shows the failure of a development model based on high fossil-energy consumption, overproduction, and trade liberalization. Farmers - men and women - around the world are joining hands with other social movements, organizations, people, and communities (...) read more

Expanding and Reinforcing the Objectives of the Kyoto Protocol: Inciting International Stakeholders to Engage in Greenhouse-gas Transparency
¤ World Team A. Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance ¤ 14 July 2007
To face the inadequacies of the current approaches to the reduction of pollution and greenhouse-gas emissions, the establishment is proposed of a new institution, the International Emissions Organization (IEO). The IEO would bring together the various stakeholders in a concise framework streamlining the many existing and future initiatives. Complementary to current legislation and regulation, the IEO would need to be equipped with a number of tools, powers, governance mechanisms, and (...) read more

Greenhouse-gas Emissions and Global Mitigation Efforts
¤ World Team E. Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance ¤ 12 July 2007
Climate change is a significant global challenge and has been linked directly to excessive greenhouse emissions. The effect is gradual changes in temperature, precipitation, and a rise in sea levels resulting in changes in the frequency, intensity, and duration of extreme events. Climate change will impact different regions based on their sensitivity and adaptive capacity and therefore their vulnerability. Many efforts for facing the climate change are being made through government (...) read more

Conference for Climate Change
¤ Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance ¤ July 2007
Our global cooperative system to control greenhouse-gas emissions is a system in the shape of an international agreement in several points. The objectives of this proposal consist essentially of two parts. First, searching for alternative ways of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions that are mostly from energy-related sources, and second, a method for monitoring the conduct of each country. The authors of this paper seek to find a solution to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions without (...) read more

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