Renewable Energy: the Switch From Drill, Baby, Drill to Mine, Baby, Mine by Lance Olsen in Counter Punch (2019/05/21)
About Blog post on the switch to renewable energy and the need for large-scale mining coming along with it.
Keywords Energy; Mining; Fossil Fuels; Renewable energy;
We shouldn't be fooled by BP's climate claims by Murray Worthy in Global Witness (2019/05/19)
About Blog-post: At BP’s AGM today, the company will be under fire from shareholders over how its plans square with the Paris climate goals of limiting global warming to avoid climate breakdown. In its response, BP’s line is that its current strategy is already consistent with the Paris climate goals. But this is spectacularly far-fetched – in reality BP’s plans are a recipe for climate disaster.
Keywords Corporate; Britist Petrol; Fossil Fuels; Climate Emergency; Corporate responsibility
Report reveals compelling evidence of the effectiveness of community-led responses to climate and ecological breakdown by Lance Olsen in ECOLISE (2020)
About News piece on: New scientific report that provides powerful evidence of the critical role of local community-led initiatives in bringing effective solutions to the global threats of climate and ecological breakdown
Keywords Community-led Action; Climate Change; Ecological breakdown; Europe; Sustainability
Razing the stakes by Ed Davey in Global Witness (2020/05/06)
About Investigative journalism: Article on Global Witness - Mr Odey, founder of Mayfair-based Odey Asset Management, is one of the most high profile hedge funders in the UK. In March, the Guardian revealed his company held a “sizeable stake” in the Brazilian firm SLC Agricola. The producer of soy, cotton and corn has cleared at least 30,000 hectares of the Cerrado, a forested savannah region equal in size to Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the UK combined.
Keywords Agribusiness; deforestation; corporation; extractivism; investments; Brazil; due diligence; biodiversity; investigative journalism
Money to burn by Global Witness (2019/09/23)
About Article of investigative journalism: More than 300 banks and investors back six of the world’s most harmful agribusinesses to the tune of $44bn
Keywords Banks; Investment; deforestation; environmental destruction; climate emergency; Amazon; forest fires; fossil fuels; Agribusiness;
Lessons for the UK from Rojava: Political culture, ideology, democracy by Co-operation in Mesopotamia (2019/11/17)
About This article is a transcription of a talk – given by a former CFGN staff member in Rojava – recorded in Rojava for the Green Earth Awakening and the DSEI anti-arms trade mobilisation, which both took place in England. The aim of the talk was to highlight the role of ecology in the Rojava revolution, and share lessons that can help build the movement in the UK. It was published by Komun Academy on 17 November, 2019.
Keywords Rojava; democracy; sovereignty
Against Colonial Violence and Land Theft,' Indigenous Activists and Allies Target Mining Industry Convention in Toronto by Jon Queally in Common Dreams (2020/03/01)
About Article: Against Colonial Violence and Land Theft,' Indigenous Activists and Allies Target Mining Industry Convention in Toronto
Keywords Mining; colonization; resistance; Canada; extractivism;
PSA: Xinka Parliament and Breaking the Silence stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders by The Nova Scotia Advocate (2020/02/26)
About Media release: PSA: Xinka Parliament and Breaking the Silence stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders
Keywords Solidarity; mining; environment; resistance
Report Names the Banks Financing Destructive Oil Projects in the Amazon by Maurício Angelo in Amazon Watch (2020/06/09)
About News piece on a published report: Five of the biggest financial institutions in the world invested a combined $6 billion in oil extraction projects in the western Amazon between 2017 and 2019, according to a study recently published by the NGO Amazon Watch.
Keywords Oil; Amazon; fossil fuels; investment
Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement by Ernesto Londoño, Manuela Andreoni & Letícia Casado in Amazon Watch (2020/06/06)
About News piece: Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement. A rise in illegal deforestation heightens the risk of fires in the Brazilian rainforest even more destructive than those that drew global outrage last year
Keywords Deforestation; Amazon; Covid19; pandemic; Brazil; logging
Strengthening corporate responsibility by Global Witness & Client Earth in Global Witness (2020/06/05)
About Briefing from Global Witness & Client Earth: Strengthening Corporate Responsibility: The case formandatory due diligence to tackle the UK’s global deforestation footprint
Keywords Corporate Responsibility; UK; deforestation;
This Is Truly Terrifying': Scientists Studying Underwater Permafrost Thaw Find Area of the Arctic Ocean 'Boiling With Methane Bubbles' by Jessica Corbett in Common Dreams (2019/10/09)
About News article on research contribution studying Underwater Permafrost Thaw, Finding Area of the Arctic Ocean 'Boiling With Methane Bubbles'
Keywords Permafrost; Climate Emergency; Research; Ocean; Underwater permafrost; Arctic
We’re Stepping Up—Join Us For a Day to Halt This Climate Crisis by Naomi Klein, Nnimmo Bassey, Bill McKibben in Common Dreams (2019/05/14)
About News piece on call for a global strike on 20 September. Disrupting our normal lives is the only way to secure our future
Keywords Climate Emergency; Strike; Climate Action; Climate Movement; activism;
340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil by Lucile in Seattle to Brussels Network (2019/06/16)
About News article: In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil. The letter is addressed to presidents of the EU institutions ahead of the ministerial-level meeting next week in Brussels where EU and Mercosur foreign ministers aim to finalise the negotiations.
Keywords Climate Emergency; Trade;
Analysis: How ‘natural climate solutions’ can reduce the need for BECCS by Zeke Hausfather in Carbon Brief (2018/05)
About Article: To limit global warming in 2100 to below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, many scientists assume that the large-scale use of negative emissions in the latter half of the 21st century will be needed. Negative emissions “suck” CO2 out of the atmosphere, allowing a more gradual reduction of emissions in the near-term. Against Colonial Violence and Land Theft,' Indigenous Activists and Allies Target Mining Industry Convention in Toronto
Keywords Climate Emergency; BECCS; IAM; Carbon Capture
New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers unparalleled opportunity for job creation, food security and addressing climate change by Florian Eisele, Bryce Seockhwan Hwang in UNEP (2019/03/01)
About New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers unparalleled opportunity for job creation, food security and addressing climate change
Keywords Climate Emergency; UN; Ecosystem; Biodiversity;
New dams expected to harm UNESCO-protected area of Tibet, force thousands to relocate by International Campaign for Tibet (2019/05/30)
About A new report from the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) reveals the construction of dams and infrastructure in Tibet that will potentially force the relocation of thousands of local people. The report also explains how the dams may impact the biodiverse area of Tibet known as the “Three Parallel Rivers,” which is under UNESCO protection.
Keywords Tibet; Dam; Water Energy; UNESCO; Displacement
Global organisations raise the alarm for environmental defenders at the Skoll World Forum by Heather Iqbal, Billy Kyte in Global Witness (2018/04/18)
About Article on: Global organisations raise the alarm for environmental defenders at the Skoll World Forum
Keywords Activism; Climate Emergency; Environmental Activism; Brazil; Nigeria
‘The Future you Fear is Already Here’: Extinction Rebellion block Glasgow’s Trongate as part of ‘Summer Uprising’ by Sean Bell in Source News (2019/07/15)
About Article: Extinction Rebellion Scotland blocked Glasgow’s Trongate using a 25-foot-long purple boat as part of the group’s UK-wide ‘Summer Uprising’, which demands action from the UK and Scottish governments to combat climate change.
Keywords Extinction Rebellion; Climate Activism; Climate Emergency; Activism; Climate Movement
Everyone Should Mobilize': Climate Leaders Urge Massive Turnout for Global Climate Strikes by Andrea Germanos in Common Dreams (2019/07/24)
About Article on a call for action to mobilise to fight climate emergency
Keywords Climate Emergency; Climate Movement; Activism;
Uncalculated Risks by Coalition for Human Rights in Development (2020)
About Article on threats and attacks on human rights defenders and the role of development financiers
Keywords Environmental Activism; Human Rights; Violence; Defenders
A statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land from Indigenous Peoples and local communities* from 42 countries spanning 76% of the world’s tropical forests by Rights and Resources Initiative (2019)
About A statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land from Indigenous Peoples and local communities* from 42 countries spanning 76% of the world’s tropical forests
Keywords Indigenous peoples; protection of land; human rights; Environmental degradation; IPCC
#PrayForAmazonia Goes Viral as Twitter Users Call Attention to 'International Emergency' of Fires Devastating Brazil's Rainforest by Jake Johnson in Common Dreams (2019/08/20)
About News article: #PrayForAmazonia Goes Viral as Twitter Users Call Attention to 'International Emergency' of Fires Devastating Brazil's Rainforest
Keywords Amazon; Forest Fires; Social Media; Activism;
We Are Literally Sawing Off the Branch We All Live On': Amazon Deforestation Increasing Under Bolsonaro by Eoin Higgins in Common Dreams (2019/06/05)
About News article on deforestation in Brasilian amazon under Bolsonaro erat
Keywords Brazil; Deforestation; Amazon; Bolsonaro;
US Set to Blow Other Countries Away With 'Staggering' Scale of New Oil and Gas Production by Andrea Germanos in Common Dreams (2019/08/21)
About News article on US oil and gas production and how US Set to Blow Other Countries Away With 'Staggering' Scale of New Oil and Gas Production
Keywords Fossil Fuels; Climate Emergency; US; Energy Production; Climate Emergency
In Pictures and Video: What 'Biggest Day of Climate Action in Planetary History' Looks Like as Over 4 Million Strike Worldwide by Jack Johnson in Common Dreams (2019/09/20)
About Photo compilation of Global Climate Strike on September 20th 2019
Keywords Climate action; climate emergency; climate strike; activism; photos
Beyond Coping: How to Find the Strength to Take on Climate Change by Stephanie Van Hook in Common Dreams (2019/09/21)
About News article on finding strength from climate action
Keywords Climate emergency; climate adaptation; climate action;
Mega-Banks love Climatic Change by Tyler Durden in Defend Democracy Press (2019/09/23)
About Article on how just three of the world’s 10 biggest banks agreed to join a coalition of 130 global financial firms which have agreed to reshape their business to align with international efforts to address climate change and other environmental issues according to Bloomberg.
Keywords Climate Emergency; Banking; Banks;
Brazilians Blast Bolsonaro's UN Speech Denying Amazon Devastation as a Total 'Scam' by Jessica Corbett in Common Dreams (2019/09/24)
About News article: Brazilians Blast Bolsonaro's UN Speech Denying Amazon Devastation as a Total 'Scam'. Critics of his environmental agenda warn that "Bolsonaro's policies bring an immediate risk to all humankind."
Keywords Brazil; Climate Emergency; UN; Amazon; Environmental Politics; Activism; Environmental Movement
With Over 6 Million People Worldwide, Climate Strikes Largest Coordinated Global Uprising Since Iraq War Protests by Eoin Higgins in Common Dreams (2019/09/27)
About News article on Global Climate Strike in 2019
Keywords Climate Action; Climate Emergency; Activism; Environmental Movement
200+ Groups Denounce UN-WEF Agreement That Entrenches Corporate Interests Driving Global 'Social and Environmental Crises' by Andrea Germanos in Common Dreams (2019/09/27)
About Article: Over 200 civil society groups this week voiced their firm opposition to a recently-inked agreement between the United Nations and World Economic Forum that stands to further entrench transnational corporations and their interests in global governance.
Keywords Environmental Movement; World Economic Forum; WEF; UN; Climate Emergency; Climate Action
As 2019 Amazon fires die down, Brazilian deforestation roars ahead by Sue Branford & Maurício Torres in Mongabay (2019/10/23)
About Article on the continuation of deforestation in Brazilian Amazon after forest fires
Keywords Deforestation; Amazon; Brazil; logging
The Climate Crisis (and Other Crises) Require the Transformation of the Basic Cultural Structure of the Modern World (Part 2) by Howard Richards in Transcend Media Services (2019/10/21)
About Article: The Climate Crisis (and Other Crises) Require the Transformation of the Basic Cultural Structure of the Modern World (Part 2)
Keywords Climate emergency; climate crisis; climate solutions; alternatives; tranformations;
21st century is the century of Women‘s Revolution! by Ceni Frauen in Radical Ecological Democracy (2019/09/02)
About Article on "defending the sacred", finding new economic equality and fighting for gender equality and solidarity
Keywords Ecological democracy, New Economy, New Politics; Women; Gender; equality; liberation; inequality
Rojava: The radical eco-anarchist experiment betrayed by the West, and bludgeoned by Turkey by Ecologise.in (2019/10/27)
About Article: Rojava: The radical eco-anarchist experiment betrayed by the West, and bludgeoned by Turkey
Keywords Rojava; democracy; sovereignty; eco-anarchy;
Iwi leader Mike Smith takes OMV oil boss to International Criminal Court by Carmen Parahi in Stuff (2019/10/25)
About News article: Maori-leader takes OMV oil boss to International Criminal Court
Keywords Indigenous; criminal court; justice; fossil fuels; corporation; New Zealand; Maori; Climate Emergency
Overexposed by Murray Worthy in Global Witness (2019/04/23)
About News article on The IPCC’s report on 1.5°C and the risks of overinvestment in oil and gas
Keywords Oil; Gas; Mining; Climate emergency; fossil fuels; IPCC; Investment
Global finance is still destroying the world's biggest rainforests by Ed Davey in Global Witness (2019/09/23)
About News article on Global finance still destroying the world's biggest rainforests
Keywords Climate emergency; rainforests; deforestation; finance; investment; environmental crisis
Three Critical Consequences Of The Amazon Fires: Biodiversity Loss, Climate Change and Health by Amazon Frontlines in The Rednation (2019/09/16)
About News article: Three Critical Consequences Of The Amazon Fires: Biodiversity Loss, Climate Change and Health
Keywords Climate emrgency; amazon; forest fires; brazil; wildfires; environmental crisis
Labour would create one million green jobs to reboot British industry by Sienna Rodgers in LabourList (2019/11/21)
About News article: Labour’s new election manifesto will aim to reboot British industry, while tackling climate change and wealth inequality, with the creation of one million new green jobs.
Keywords UK; Climate emergency; green jobs; employement; environmental crisis; climate action
Coal Knew Too: Explosive Report Shows Industry Was Aware of Climate Threat as Far Back as 1966 by Eoin Higgins in Common Dreams (2019/11/22)
About News article: Explosive Report Shows Coal Industry Was Aware of Climate Threat as Far Back as 1966
Keywords Fossil Fuels; industry; coal; oil; climate emergency; climate crisis; climate denialism
Citing 'Moral Duty to Take Radical Action,' Over 700 Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience to Fight Climate Crisis by Jake Johnson in Common Dreams (2019/10/14)
About Article: Over 700 Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience to Fight Climate Crisis
Keywords Climate Emergency; Scientists; Climate Action; Activism;
How the fossil fuel “production gap” hinders climate goals by SEI (2019/11/20)
About Article: The new Production Gap Report — produced by SEI, IISD, ODI, CICERO, Climate Analytics and the UN Environment Programme — shows that the world is on track to produce 120% more fossil fuels than can be burned under 1.5°C warming.
Keywords Climate emergency; climate policy; fossil fuels; energy
UNEP: 1.5C climate target ‘slipping out of reach’ by Zeke Hausfather in Carbon Brief (2019/11/26)
About Article: Unless the world begins to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions the 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement “will slip out of reach,” according to the latest UN Environment Programme (UNEP) emissions gap report.
Keywords Climate emergency; climate policy; carbon emissions; UN
Dead Plants are Powering Stockholm by Feargus O'Sullivan in Reasons To Be Cheerful (2019/09/16)
About News article; The biochar process is ingenious, turning green waste into heat before returning it to the soil as an agricultural nutrient. No wonder it’s turning a profit.
Keywords Climate emergency; climate solution; nature based solutions; biowaste; bioenergy
Towards a just, post-extractive transition by Hannibal Rhoades in Ecologist (2019/09/23)
About Article: Frontline communities are showing the way to a 'post-extractive' renewable energy transition that is socially just and ecologically viable.
Keywords Post-extractivism; climate justice; environmental justice; resource use; extractivism; social justice
Zero Carbon Britain by Nicolas Mainville in Centre for Alternative Technology (2020)
About Article on a Zero Carbon Britain model/policy: 'Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency' models a technically robust endpoint where we have achieved net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Keywords UK; zero carbon; carbon emissions; climate emergency; climate crisis; climate policy;
Transversalism: A new notion for the post-globalist era by Nicolas Mainville in Common Alternatives (01/06/2021)
About Post about transversalism as a new notion for the post-globalist era
Keywords Transversalism; transversal cosmopolitanism