Climate and Environment Justice
Climate change negotiations are being dominated by irresponsible states, polluters and corporations that only care about current operations and the furtherance of profits through more fossil fuel exploitation and in new carbon markets which are destroying forests, soil, wetlands, rivers, mangroves and oceans, and financializing and privatizing ecosystems and nature itself on which our lives depend.
Plato wrote the familiar phrase: "a true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention." Maybe it is not surprising, then, that the most novel proposals for how to solve the current crisis and all the damage it has wrought on people and the planet aren't coming from Wall Street or the World Bank; they're coming from the places that have suffered the most at the hands of the economic downturn, the tsunamis and other natural disasters, the loss of farmland to drought and industrial farming, and the gobbling up of forests and natural resources by corporations.
To: José Graziano da Silva, General Director of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) March 21, 2014
Mausam is Here
A new e-magazine called Mausam is here. While it builds on the earlier magazine/effort that went by the same name, the new Mausam represents the voice of a larger collective. One hopes that in future it will be more consistent than the real mausam (climate) out there, and there will be at least three/four issues a year.
Since the beginning there was almost no expectations on the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Warsaw, Poland; held November 11 to 23.
We have said we stand in solidarity with the millions impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, and with all climate impacted people.
Press briefing on lessons from the typhoon tragedy in the Philippines: a wake up call for governments to address climate change
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The recent tragedy as a result of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which hit the Philippines has confirmed the enormous social and environmental costs of climate change. Global warming is real and happening now.
Bangkok, 20 November 2013 -- Civil society organizations and networks from Southeast Asia, who gathered in Bangkok for a two-day regional conference on emissions cuts and low-carbon alternatives, stressed today their common demand for urgent actions from government’s both in the North an