Climate Change

30.11.2016

How China’s climate revolution can stop global warming

How China’s climate revolution can stop global warming

With or without the cooperation of the US government, nations around the world have begun to take collective action against climate change. Could a new cap-and-trade market in China set a global example? The forecast for US cooperation on global climate policy doesn’t look good. President-elect Donald Trump… »

25.11.2016

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Nearly 70 percent of the Kenyan population relies on costly and environmentally damaging energy sources. But a green transtion is underway, as ever more Kenyans turn to solar power to meet their daily energy needs. Peter Theuri is busy tending his crops in central Kenya’s Kiambu County. Slung over one… »

24.11.2016

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

A court case brought by a Peruvian farmer against energy firm RWE started today in Germany. Melting glaciers are threatening his home and city. The causes are climate change and RWE’s huge carbon emissions, he alleges. A Peruvian farmer and mountain guide is suing German energy firm RWE, alleging its… »

21.11.2016

Why women matter for effective climate change solutions

Why women matter for effective climate change solutions

By Fabíola Ortiz, for InDepthNews Establishing a clear path forward and including women and girls in global efforts on climate change were some of the biggest challenges the delegations and non-state actors faced at the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech. Formally known as the Twenty-Second… »

21.11.2016

Degrowth – is it time for a new kind of economics?

Degrowth – is it time for a new kind of economics?

With the planet reaching its biophysical limits on what it can provide us, a growing number of economists and environmentalists say we need to switch focus from economic growth to human and ecological wellbeing. At the Cyclonomia bike kitchen in Budapest, all tools and equipment are communally owned. The around… »

17.10.2016

A Nonviolent Strategy to End the Climate Catastrophe

A Nonviolent Strategy to End the Climate Catastrophe

By Robert J. Burrowes As the evidence mounts that we are fast approaching the final point-of-no-return beyond which it will be impossible to take sufficient effective action to prevent climate catastrophe – see ‘The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently’ – the evidence of ineffective official responses climbs too. »

17.10.2016

Banning the ‘super’ greenhouse gas

Banning the ‘super’ greenhouse gas

Hydrofluorocarbons, which replaced ozone-depleting CFCs, proved disastrous for climate change. Countries have now agreed to ban HFCs – but that may not bring as big a climate benefit as was hoped. It’s a historic achievement in the fight against global warming: Envoys from the nearly 200 nations signed up to… »

09.09.2016

Believe It or Not, Pulses Reduce Gas Emissions!

Believe It or Not, Pulses Reduce Gas Emissions!

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 7 September, 2016 (IPS) – Lentils, beans, chick peas, and other pulses often produce negative “collateral social effects” on people hanging around, just a couple of hours after eating them. But,… »

06.09.2016

Black Lives Matter Activists Shut Down London City Airport

Black Lives Matter Activists Shut Down London City Airport

In Britain, the London City Airport shut down flights this morning after nine Black Lives Matter activists locked themselves together on the runway to protest the climate change impact of air travel on black people worldwide. In a series of tweets sent out by Black Lives Matter UK this morning,… »

05.09.2016

New UNGA President Peter Thomson to Work Closely with India

New UNGA President Peter Thomson to Work Closely with India

By Jaya Ramachandran NEW YORK | NEW DELHI (IDN) – The implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will top the agenda of Peter Thomson of Fiji who assumes office as President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, when it begins on September 13. In an interview… »

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