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75 African groups demand Obama stop pushing dirty energy through Power Africa

Nov. 15, 2013 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate, Climate finance, Human rights, Karen orenstein

Coinciding with the UN climate conference in Warsaw, 75 African groups from 18 countries sent a letter to President Obama concerning his Power Africa initiative. The letter was released as the world commemorated the anniversary of the murder of Ni...

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Paris’ unfinished business: A transparent no-objection procedure for the Green Climate Fund

Oct. 23, 2013 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate, Climate finance, Karen orenstein

When the Green Climate Fund Board met in Paris earlier this month, they postponed making a decision on the “no-objection procedure.” This procedure would require active endorsement of any GCF activity -- conveyed through a “no-ob...

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Carts before horses: Reflections on recent Green Climate Fund meeting in Korea

Jul. 15, 2013 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate, Climate finance, Karen orenstein

For 2 weeks, I’ve been contemplating whether there is something new and exciting to say about the June board meeting of the Green Climate Fund in Korea. In short, the answer is -- not really. The GCF board continues to gloss over the foundat...

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Chevron fracks Europe: Transatlantic trade & investment agreement favors big energy companies and threatens the environment

May. 27, 2013 / Posted by: Bill Waren / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Bill waren, Climate finance, Trade

“Chevron has acquired exploration acreage in Eastern Europe offering prospects for production of natural gas located in shale beds.” ---Chevron statement of support for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership “We can&rsqu...

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