Youth`s almost intervention at the first day of SBSTA

Yesterday, Aneesa Khan was going to speak on behalf of the youth constituency at the opening of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). The youth is given only two minutes to speak at the opening and closing of negotiations. This time, however, the chair did not even leave enough time for the intervention to be read. We are posting it here as we consider the messages...

[earth] Along Civil Society Organizations Reject the Global Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture

CORPORATE-SMART GREENWASH: WHY WE REJECT THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE ON CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE SEPTEMBER 2014 We, the undersigned civil society organisations, hereby manifest our rejection of the proposed Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture to be launched at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Leaders' Summit. This proposed alliance is a deceptive and deeply contradictory initiative....

Against all odds: first social preCOP in Venezuela

by Maria Alejandra Escalante  (Spanish version here) Venezuela's government, controversial and criticized by many in the international arena, made the effort to do something that not many other governments would do today: invite more than 130 groups both of Venezuelan and international social organizations and representatives of social movements to Margarita Island for a week (full list of...

Contra viento y marea: la primera preCOP social en Venezuela

por Maria Alejandra Escalante  (English version here) El gobierno de Venezuela, criticado por muchos y polémico en el ámbito internacional, se tomó el esfuerzo de hacer algo que no muchos otros gobiernos harían hoy en día: llevar a más de 130 grupos de organizaciones sociales tanto venezolanas como internacionales y a representantes de movimientos sociales a Isla Margarita por una semana...

End Gaza War Now!

Since this letter demanding the ceasing of Israeli attacks in Gaza was issued, the number of Palestinian deaths has doubled and thousands more are injured. At social preCCOP: Earth in Brackets, along many other civil society organizations, condemns the continued Israeili attacks on the besieged people of Gaza  July 18th, 2014 For 10 days, the Israeli army has continued to intensify its bombings...