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...
New Climate Action Plan, Same Old Results?

New Climate Action Plan, Same Old Results?

The World Bank’s recently released Climate Action Plan reiterates the risk of climate change to development gains, and adds another document to a long list of cleaner energy strategies published by the Bank since the turn of the century. But will the global...
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...
Al Gore Moves to the Bright Side

Al Gore Moves to the Bright Side

Remember An Inconvenient Truth? In addition to proving that people will pay good money to watch a movie costarring Al Gore and a PowerPoint presentation, that Oscar-winning documentary elevated climate change to an issue that everyone should fret about. In the decade...

UN Green Climate Fund Open for Business – Now Where’s the Money?

Songdo, South Korea – After four years of negotiations over the framework of a new UN Green Climate Fund (GCF), developing and developed countries have agreed on what are considered “essential elements” to make the Fund operational. Institute for Policy Studies...
We Can’t Put a Price on Nature

We Can’t Put a Price on Nature

A group of international scientists says that the earth is dangerously close to its tipping point of irreversible damage. Clearly, we need a way out of the mess we’ve made of the planet. The so-called “green economy,” which governments, business...
The Elephant in Rio

The Elephant in Rio

A close friend of mine in Fairfax, Virginia, is expecting her first child. By the time this baby girl turns 60, she’ll live in a world that’s warmer than it’s ever been since humans began walking the Earth 2.5 million years ago, according to a new...
New Economy Transformation: Obama Budget Won’t Help

New Economy Transformation: Obama Budget Won’t Help

The last decade’s surge in military spending has pushed military contracting deeper into the foundations of our economy. Reversing this process, and transferring the savings to support the green economy, are necessary components of the project to build the new...
Environmental Internationalism: Cuba’s New Mission?

Environmental Internationalism: Cuba’s New Mission?

This is the second part of Saul and Nelson’s story on Cuba’s green economy future. For the first part, click here. Since 1959, Cuba has played a significant world role, quite a feat for a nation of 5 million – 11 million now. Cubans have shown their...
Cuba: Looking Back and Ahead

Cuba: Looking Back and Ahead

In 2012, the White House will focus on the most important of international and national issues: the re-election of the President. U.S.-Cuba policy will fall into “Next Year’s” box – or the year after that. The National Security staff reverts to...