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30.05.2019

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Mean Using Public Money ‘To Destroy the World’: UN Chief

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Mean Using Public Money ‘To Destroy the World’: UN Chief

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres’s comment follows call by Pope Francis to “keep it in the ground” ~ by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams As Pope Francis called on global financial leaders to help keep dirty energy in the ground, the United Nations chief said Tuesday… »

25.04.2019

An alliance for climate and justice

An alliance for climate and justice

Geographical and historical reasons make Italy the Mediterranean’s centre of gravity. The country has been the meeting point for civilisations – both past and present – that border Mare Nostrum.  Those same reasons mean that Italy is today a natural landing point, both actual and potential, for those seeking to… »

09.01.2019

Toxic fumes threaten our children. We have to take on the pollution lobby

Toxic fumes threaten our children. We have to take on the pollution lobby

By George Monbiot for The Guardian The growth in emissions is creating a ‘diesel generation’ of unhealthy youngsters. And some of the world’s most powerful industries are behind it. Imagine that you could buy, in thousands of shops across the country, canisters containing toxic gas. Imagine that some people… »

07.06.2018

Climate Change Is The Central Challenge For Humanity

Climate Change Is The Central Challenge For Humanity

Viewpoint by Franz Baumann This article is based on Talk given to the UN Association of New York 23 May 2018. Dr. Franz Baumann joined the UN Development Program in 1980 and began working in the UN Secretariat in 1985. He retired in 2015 as an assistant secretary-general, special adviser… »

09.11.2017

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Last Saturday around 25,000 people marched peacefully in the streets of Bonn in a colourful demonstration in order to demand the German government to stick to the Paris agreement and to phase out coal. It was the biggest anti-coal-demonstration in Germany so far and was supported by a broad coalition… »

08.06.2017

The Water Protectors meet with the Mayor of Geneva

The Water Protectors meet with the Mayor of Geneva

Water Protectors Rachel Heaton and Rafael Gonzalez met with the Mayor of Geneva Rémy Pagani to talk about divestment out of fossil fuels and got his official support. Then they exchanged with the Union UNIA about strategies of divestment of the workers’ pension funds. The night ended with an outdoors hip-hop… »

24.11.2016

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

A court case brought by a Peruvian farmer against energy firm RWE started today in Germany. Melting glaciers are threatening his home and city. The causes are climate change and RWE’s huge carbon emissions, he alleges. A Peruvian farmer and mountain guide is suing German energy firm RWE, alleging its… »

21.05.2016

A Friendly Critique of the Break Free Climate Actions

A Friendly Critique of the Break Free Climate Actions

Human Wrongs Watch By Robert J. Burrowes* I have enjoyed reading accounts and seeing photos of those committed and courageous climate activists who participated in the recent Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions conducted at various locations in 13 countries from 4-15 May 2016. »

31.08.2015

Leave fossil fuels in the ground, ending climate crimes

Leave  fossil fuels in the ground, ending climate crimes

Climate Change and Nuclear Power: You Don’t Cure the Plague by Spreading Cholera. Nuclear Radiation is not the Solution to Global Warming By Jean-Marie Matagne Global Research, August 29, 2015 In the lead-up to COP21, a hundred French and international personalities are signing an … »

24.06.2015

New Hope for Avoiding Catastrophic Clime Change

New Hope for Avoiding Catastrophic Clime Change

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* The threat of catastrophic climate change requires prompt and dedicated action by the global community. Unless we very quickly make the transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy, we will reach a tipping point after which… »

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