Key Countries, Organizations Call For Innovative Sources of Finance
At a press conference in Durban, South Africa, officials from a diverse set of countries will join civil society leaders to call for innovative sources of finance, including a tax on financial transactions and a fee on emissions from maritime shipping, to be part of a deal in Durban which raises billions of dollars to help fill the Green Climate Fund.
Developed nations, led by the United States, the UK, and Japan, try to turn Green Climate Fund into "Greedy Corporate Fund"
Janet Redman, IPS, joins 163 civil society organizations from 39 countries in denouncing a proposed scheme to give corporations direct access to UN Global Climate Fund financing.
Background Briefing on Upcoming UN Climate Summit in Durban, South Africa to be led by Janet Redman
“Solving the climate crisis is the most urgent challenge of our time,” said Redman. “Our economy, our jobs, our health and our security depend on climate stability. But over the past year the United States has been undermining the continuation of the world’s only global treaty to curb greenhouse gas pollution, and has blocked critical progress on a Green Climate Fund and long-term financial support for poor countries most impacts by global warming. The Obama administration must use the Durban talks to clean up its act. Our future depends upon it.”
Mining for Profits in International Tribunals - Updated Report
Controversial CAFTA case is 1 of 43 pending “investor-state” lawsuits related to oil, mining, and gas, new report reveals.
As Supercommittee Fails, New IPS Report Proposes Better Budget Reforms
While the Supercommitee appears ready for failure, new report lays out reforms worth $824 billion per year - seven times the supercommittee's mandate.
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