Credit to Daniella Barbarito

Is the South still possible?

By Angela Valenzuela and Augustin Martz (Agua Libre)

 

While France expands its military strategy in Syria, it is also hosting more than 190 nations in Paris at the climate conference COP21, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Under this climate talks a new international agreement on climate change will be signed, and it will define the political efforts from our governments from 2020 onwards.

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Food Justice: What’s at Stake in Paris?

guest blog by Doreen Stabinsky, Professor of Global Environmental Politics at College of the Atlantic.

Five key fights at the UNFCCC:

The build-up to the December Paris climate summit is focusing world attention on the issue of climate change. In the process, there is significant opportunity to raise and highlight justice issues that lie at the intersection of climate change and food – for example, the fact that climate change will threaten the right to food, with the gravest impacts on the poorest and most vulnerable, through devastating impacts on food production. A second critical issue to highlight is the central role played by industrial systems of agricultural production in causing climate change, in particular through massive emissions from industrial meat production, production and use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, and large-scale monocultures of commodities shipped around the world.

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Development Justice Now! Declaration of the Peoples’ Global Camp at WTO

as the latest WTO round closed in Bali this week, we are cross-posting the declaration which came out of the Peoples’ Global Camp.

We, representatives of people’s organizations, social movements and political forces come together in the People’s Global Camp (PGC) in Denpasar, Bali on December 3-6, 2013 to collectively expose, resist and call to junk the renewed neoliberal offensives of the World Trade Organization.

We bring the experiences of struggles from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam, and the United States, to further advance the people’s rights and to affirm our collective resistance against the new round of deception and maneuverings pushed by the WTO in this 9th Ministerial Meeting. Read more…

Photo: Push Europe

Response to ‘Concern’ over Reclaim Power Actions at the World Coal Conference

cross posted from Push Europe

As you probably already know we have been busy planning Reclaim Power – Month of Action on Energy for the past few months & the focus of week two in Europe is People Vs Coal.  With Berlin hosting ‘Coaltrans Berlin’ – the 33rd world coal conference, bringing together over 600 companies with interests in coal – our groups and partners thought that this would be a fitting focus for our campaigning.

We are clearly making an impact already, as on the 11th October we received an email from the Managing Director of Coaltrans Conferences.  The email said…

Dear Sir/Madam

I am the Managing Director of the firm which runs a variety of coal conferences and also renewable energy conferences. I am concerned about your plans in relation to the conference in Berlin in October and would appreciate it if someone could get in touch at your convenience. Read more…

Nature and Youth Celebrate

Victory in Lofoten!

This has been cross-posted from our good friend and ally Silje Lundberg’s website – http://siljelundberg.putsj.no/post/62801917131/we-secured-the-lofoten-islands. We are proud to know Nature and Youth activists who have tirelessly fought to keep LoVeSe oil free in a difficult political climate. In July, 6 members of Earth in Brackets visited Lofoten for a Young Friends of the Earth Europe camp.

by Silje Lundberg

Last night we got the news we’ve been working towards for the last years: the vulnerable areas in the high north of Norway, the Lofoten islands, are to be kept closed from the oil industry for the next four years. This is a major victory to the local fishermen who’ve been fighting this for more then two decades and to us, the people. Read more…