The Rio declaration contains 283 paragraphs of blank prose that “reaffirm,” “note,” and “acknowledge” a long shopping list of activities, but “commit” to virtually nothing.
There’s actually not such a great distance between what’s happening in Greece and the “green economy” agenda that the EU is pushing here.
U.S. Climate activists are joining a global call for a tax on financial transactions.
Simply obtaining measures to implement the commitments made 20 years ago would be better than creating any new corporate-driven initiatives or issuing yet more empty promises.
President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget proposal offers a window into which battles he aims to fight and which ones he intends to avoid. Here’s a breakdown of the energy policies embedded in the proposed budget.
The ongoing bonanza in the U.S. hydraulic fracturing industry marks a dangerous misstep on the road to U.S. energy independence.
As the doors on government meetings swing shut, Janet ponders whether our future will be one of ecological stability or planetary chaos.
What we need in Durban is a commitment to complete the mandate that already exists. Countries must deliver a renewed Kyoto Protocol, and effective Green Climate Fund, and substantial money to fill it.
This edition of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change lacks the sense of urgency that was visible on years past. On this interview with the Real News Network, we discuss the repercussions of turning away from the future of our planet.
As UN climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, go into their final week, Janet Redman, co-director of IPS’s Sustainable Energy & Economy Network, provides a quick update on the talks.
Not yet ready to condemn the UN climate change summit, Janet lists the culprits in the corporate, government and diplomatic world who are to blame for the struggle to move forward.
A former Central American president proposes that all vulnerable countries should occupy the UN climate change meeting and refuse to leave until progress is made.
We have to mobilize the political will of rich countries to share the wealth.
Many countries — especially the wealthiest ones — are dragging their feet.
Scientists are finding increasing evidence that climate change is behind the recent surge in extreme weather.