People’s Climate Justice Forum

People’s Climate Justice Forum

JOIN US! Grassroots International and the Boston Public Library invite you to the People’s Climate Justice Forum, featuring international environmental, human rights and climate justice movement leaders, including: Naomi Klein, award winning journalist, syndicated...
Solar Energy Is An Equity Issue

Solar Energy Is An Equity Issue

Given the current assault on responsible climate policy at the federal level, innovative state and local actions will be critical if we are to transition to a sustainable economy with much less racial and economic inequality and greater public control. A new Institute...
Free Trade’s Regulatory Chilling Effects

Free Trade’s Regulatory Chilling Effects

Since 2009, the year the United States government officially decided to participate in the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, U.S. officials, including President Barack Obama, have gone out of their way to tout the trade pact as “the most progressive trade deal...
Missing the Mark on Climate Justice

Missing the Mark on Climate Justice

What really struck me about Trump’s RNC speech, Janet Redman told the Real News Network, is that he’s presenting himself as the “law and order president” — increased security against immigrants, defeating the barbarians of ISIS — and the concept of...
At the ILC, We Need to Think Beyond the Minimum of Decent Work

At the ILC, We Need to Think Beyond the Minimum of Decent Work

In 2015, two years after the horrific Rana Plaza collapse, I visited Bangladesh on a labour rights exchange. The workers I met were still reeling from the accident. Despite international media attention, they were also still facing enormous barriers in their attempts...
Resilience + Resistance: A Recipe for Justice and Sustainability

Resilience + Resistance: A Recipe for Justice and Sustainability

Monday morning in Boston, seven people sat down in front of construction equipment, blocking construction of a fracked gas pipeline coming into the heart of the city. That same evening, the Jamaica Plain Time Exchange hosted a spring seed and plant exchange. What do...
How Do We Tackle Climate Change and Equity in a Transformative Way?

How Do We Tackle Climate Change and Equity in a Transformative Way?

Join us in discussing transformative solutions to combat social and economic inequality, as part five of our discussion series exploring the many facets of IPS’s movement-building work. In the U.S. and around the world, people are grappling with a massive...

Paris Agreement – Diplomatic Success, Planetary Disaster

For immediate release: April 22, 2016 Contact: Elaine de Leon Ahn, Communications Director IPS, elaine@ips-dc.org, 202-787-5271   NEW YORK –Today, Secretary of State John Kerry and other world leaders are expected to sign the Paris climate agreement in New York,...
Film: Catching the Sun

Film: Catching the Sun

Join us at a screening of Catching the Sun, with a post-film Q&A led by the Director of IPS’ Climate Policy Program, Janet Redman. An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But...
Massachusetts Peace Action 2016 Annual Meeting

Massachusetts Peace Action 2016 Annual Meeting

Director of IPS’ New Internationalism Project Phyllis Bennis, and Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern will be the keynote speakers at the Massachusetts’s Peace Action annual meeting. Keynote speeches will include “The Syrian War, ISIS, Iran,...
Climate Justice: A Fight between Rich and Poor

Climate Justice: A Fight between Rich and Poor

The ten richest per cent of the population produce almost half of all global greenhouse gas emissions whereas the poorest half is responsible for only ten per cent. Unless we can tackle inequality and climate change together, you won’t solve either of them, says...

Seven Wrinkles in the Paris Climate Deal

The headlines from the Paris climate talks tell an inspiring story. Agence France-Presse reported an outbreak of “euphoria” as the international climate accord was sealed. Reutershailed a global “turn from fossil fuels.” The Guardian headlined “a major leap for...