Civil Society to Green Climate Fund: Don’t Shut Us Out!

Civil Society to Green Climate Fund: Don’t Shut Us Out!

The active and engaged participation of civil society at the Board and country level is essential for creating an effective, equitable and environmentally sound Fund that can be responsive to the differentiated needs of men and women, minorities and indigenous peoples increasingly impacted by climate change.

At Climate Summit, It’s Economy First, Then Survival

At Climate Summit, It’s Economy First, Then Survival

Update from Doha, Qatar: As countries (somewhat ironically) gather in the petro-state of Qatar for the annual UN climate summit, it’s even more apparent that economic considerations override concerns about severe environmental disruption, and even survival.

Breaking the Climate Stalemate

Breaking the Climate Stalemate

With China and the United States enabling each other to avoid meaningful emission reductions, the rest of the developing world must take the lead.

Key Countries, Organizations Call For Innovative Sources of Finance

At a press conference in Durban, South Africa, officials from a diverse set of countries will join civil society leaders to call for innovative sources of finance, including a tax on financial transactions and a fee on emissions from maritime shipping, to be part of a deal in Durban which raises billions of dollars to help fill the Green Climate Fund.

Durban Diary: #Occupy the COP

Durban Diary: #Occupy the COP

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.

Perspectives on Climate Justice: From D.C. to Durban

Perspectives on Climate Justice: From D.C. to Durban

Across the world, communities of color and people living in poverty are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Droughts have pushed parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somaliland to near the point of collapse, threatening the lives and livelihoods of more than 10 million people.  In the US, nearly 350 people died in unprecedented tornadoes, with hundreds more affected by floods along the Mississippi River, and droughts across the South.

Bonn Climate Talks

United Nations climate negotiations have resumed, this time in Germany.

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