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Act Together for another World

Jan. 22, 2009 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

The World Social Forum unites thousands of activists, social movements, civil society groups, NGOs, unions, universities and fellow Friends of the Earth sister groups from around the world and will host more than 2,500 seminars, workshops and othe...

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Deeply Flawed U.S. Climate Action Partnership Proposal

Jan. 15, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth released a statement regarding the deeply flawed U.S. Climate Action Partnership (U.S. CAP) Proposal. U.S. CAP's proposed emissions reduction target for the year 2020 is far weaker than what scientists have called for, the pro...

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No Details Yet in Climate Talks

Dec. 11, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

After the first week of UN climate negotiations in Poznan, Poland (the fourteenth Conference of Parties, known as COP 14) it is clear that there is one thing missing from the discussions – the details.

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Indigenous Rights Threatened at Climate Talks

Dec. 10, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

In the final day of negotiations over proposed decision text for REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation), deep divisions arose over proposed language to ensure the protection of indigenous peoples and local communities. The Un...

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World Bank unfit to manage climate funds

Dec. 9, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Today the UN climate talks, 142 organizations fighting for climate justice issued a joint statement rejecting any role for the World Bank in controlling climate change finance.

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Social Movements demand climate justice in Poznan

Dec. 8, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The concept of climate justice seems to be emerging very quickly in different parts of the world, as the political and social flag of several movements and organizations around the world. The groups that are taking part in the parallel activities ...

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