[Earth] intervention at the SBI closing session

On December 5, Maria Escalante of delivered the SBI closing session intervention for Climate Justice Now! On a day where UNEP has confirmed that the cost of adaptation is continuing to rise, and could become $500 billion per year or much higher by 2050, we have to register our deep disappointment and anger at the paltry sums thus far offered by the rich countries. You have money for wars and...

Kate Dooley Interview

On Dec. 6 during the Global Landscape Forum (a side event happening in parallel with the COP) Kate Dooley, a PhD student at the University of Melbourne and an expert in carbon markets, carbon trading and forests and land-use, was part of a panel discussing “A rights-based approach to comprehensive land use planning”. Proceeding the talk, Kate was kind enough to give some of her time to make...

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...

Cambiando el Sistema, No el Clima: la PreCOP Social de Julio ha comenzado

texto original por Nathan Thanki, abajo traduccion en  Espanol por Maria Escalante Saludos a todos desde Isla Margarita, el lugar de la primera preCOP social sobre el cambio climático. En los últimos años, hemos venido publicando en este sitio muchos comunicados, informes, polémicas, y lamentos desde los prefabricados y fríos espacios de las negociaciones sobre cambio climático de la ONU....