Ecology and Environment

19.12.2020

XR promises wave of action for COP26

XR promises wave of action for COP26

Extinction Rebellion (XR) announces strategy to put pressure on the government in the run-up to next November’s UN climate talks. Online disruption, financial civil disobedience and one-person road-blocks are some of the action XR is urging its followers to take in 2021. In a document outlining its strategy for 2021,… »

18.12.2020

Juukan Gorge: how could they not have known? (And how can we be sure they will in future?)

Juukan Gorge: how could they not have known? (And how can we be sure they will in future?)

How could they not have known? That was the question on everyone’s lips after leaders of the Australian defence force claimed not to have known about the atrocities committed by special forces in Afghanistan. It is now being asked about the leadership of Rio Tinto after that company ignored the wishes… »

17.12.2020

Greta Thunberg: 5 Years After Paris Agreement, World Is “Speeding in the Wrong Direction” on Climate

Greta Thunberg: 5 Years After Paris Agreement, World Is “Speeding in the Wrong Direction” on Climate

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who launched the global Fridays for Future youth climate movement, issued a stark warning on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement that the world is not doing enough to keep global heating below 2 degrees Celsius — the target set in the landmark… »

15.12.2020

Emmanuel Macron wants climate goals in French constitution

Emmanuel Macron wants climate goals in French constitution

A referendum could force a change in the French constitution to add pledges to combat climate change. President Macron has come under fire for a perceived lack of effort to protect the environment. French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday vowed to hold a referendum to add France’s commitment to… »

13.12.2020

‘Can Anybody Still Deny That We Are Facing a Dramatic Emergency?’ Asks UN Chief at Climate Summit

‘Can Anybody Still Deny That We Are Facing a Dramatic Emergency?’ Asks UN Chief at Climate Summit

“If we don’t change course,” he warned, “we may be headed for a catastrophic temperature rise of more than 3 degrees this century.” By Jessica Corbett World leaders aren’t doing enough to address the human-caused climate crisis. That seemed to be the main message of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ … »

13.12.2020

Global Movement Calls For Urgent Action To Address The Climate Crisis

Global Movement Calls For Urgent Action To Address The Climate Crisis

December 12th Climate Ambition Summit: Global Movement Calls For Urgent Action To Address The Climate Crisis The Cop26 Coalition, a coalition of organizations campaigning for urgent action on the climate crisis, criticized the UK government’s Climate Ambition Summit on the 12th of December for failing to scale up to the… »

11.12.2020

Germany: Renegotiating the nuclear phase-out?

Germany: Renegotiating the nuclear phase-out?

The news arriving from the press agencies AFP, dpa news agencies, and from the German newspaper Handelsblatt about civilian nuclear power is pretty worrying. The exit, taken for granted, has been brought back by the operators on the table of the negotiations. Their intentions are only partially evident. The press… »

11.12.2020

EU agrees on tougher climate goals for 2030

EU agrees on tougher climate goals for 2030

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said the EU will cut carbon emissions by 55% by 2030. EU leaders agreed on Friday to set an ambitious target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2030. “Great way to celebrate the first anniversary of our #… »

10.12.2020

Public letter: everything is interconnected as if we were one in this common house

Public letter: everything is interconnected as if we were one in this common house

2020 National Seminar — Forum on Climate Change and Social-Environmental Justice Public letter We, the participants of the 2020 National Seminar – Forum on Climate Change and Socio-Environmental Justice, gathered virtually from December 1st to 4th, 2020. We are representatives of the five regions of Brazil (North, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast,… »

09.12.2020

Forest clearance stop at Tesla – ÖDP and allies win in court

Forest clearance stop at Tesla – ÖDP and allies win in court

Administrative court Frankfurt / Oder ensures that forest is not felled for the time being In an urgent decision, the Frankfurt / Oder Administrative Court stopped the clearing of further areas for the Tesla factory on December 7, 2020. The Brandenburg state associations of the Green League and Nabu had… »

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