In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy. On both a domestic and a global level, climate change hurts poor people and communities of color first and worst, so we seek solutions that center economic and racial justice as critical components of addressing climate change.
Free Trade or Just Green Trade?
Corporations are using trade and investment treaties to handcuff global and national efforts to save the planet.
Más de 220 organizaciones piden a Gustavo Petro y Francia Márquez revisar los tratados de inversión internacional que permiten millonarias demandas contra el Estado colombiano
“Es urgente la necesidad de impedir que la búsqueda de justicia ante abusos de multinacionales, daños y pasivos socioambientales, laborales, financiación del paramilitarismo, amenazas o asesinato de líderes sindicales se vea saboteada por este sistema.”
Over 220 organizations call on Colombian government of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez to withdraw from international investment treaties that enable million-dollar corporate claims
The groups urge the Colombian government to withdraw from treaties that enable transnational corporations to sue the country in tribunals designed to favor their interests.
Can the World Save the World?
The international community has so far failed to made a dent in the climate crisis. Is the problem all about governance?
77 Global and National Human Rights and Environmental Groups in Six Countries Expose OceanaGold as an Irresponsible Mining Company and Oppose its Expansion
The groups stand together against the abusive practices of one of the world’s major global mining corporations, OceanaGold, and issue an urgent appeal to the governments of the Philippines, Aotearoa New Zealand, El Salvador, the United States, Canada, and Australia calling for them to halt, shut down, or support or uphold bans impacting OceanaGold mines in their respective countries.
Rail Workers Warned Us: Greed Is Dangerous
Following derailments across the country, rail workers have a solution to the nation’s rail crisis: public ownership.
COP28 Captured by Oil Producers
The oil and gas industry and its government backers are taking over this year’s global climate talks, with US backing.
Battling a Mining Goliath on Two Continents
Environmental activists have made some important strides in confronting the Australian mining company Lynas.
From a Militarized to a Decarbonized Economy: A Case for Conversion
In a new analysis for Costs of War, IPS Associate Fellow Miriam Pemberton lays out a case for a transition from a militarized to a decarbonized economy.
Maybe the World Isn’t Falling Apart
There are several reasons to be optimistic, from repairing the ozone layer to combating COVID.