As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.
Given the continuing confusion within the climate policy community, the media, and even among governments themselves, there is an urgent need to set the record straight on the actual results of the Copenhagen summit, to reinforce the reasons why a UN climate process is so critical, and to point to some possible ways forward to a successful conclusion at Cancun in December 2010.
Like Hamlet, Shakespeare’s conflicted Prince of Denmark, China was caught between conflicting currents in Copenhagen. Its failure to manage these challenges, argues columnist Walden Bello, led to its biggest diplomatic debacle in years.
Women farmers hold the key to addressing climate change.
The Muslim world should not respond to European bigotry with bigotry of its own.
In June, President Obama wowed the Muslim world with his Cairo speech. In December, he struck out with his Afghanistan speech.
SEEN Co-Director Janet Redman begins her story of the UN Climate Change conference.
Cap and trade is a scheme that tries to sell business-as-usual as a solution to global warming.
Climate change is serious, and we can’t afford to hand the fate of the planet over to the very polluters, banks, and traders that have gotten us into this mess.
Developed countries have an obligation to direct financial and technical support to developing nations to enable them to shift to low-carbon growth pathways.