Michal Rozworski: Why #COP21 won’t deliver the deal we need: Interview with Oscar Reyes

Last week, I interviewed Oscar Reyes on the background to and likely outcomes of the climate talks in Paris just wrapping up. His answers were prescient as the talks look set to deliver a decidedly insufficient agreement, one that locks in more warming shrouded in lofty rhetoric. This interview gives context to the talks and the ...

Michal Rozworski: Podcast: COP21, climate inaction and corporate power

http://rozworski.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Podcast151130-COP21.mp3   This week marks the beginning of the COP21 climate talks in Paris, the latest episode in a UN framework that has been trying, and failing, to reduce global carbon emission for over two decades now. For my first interview, I caught up with Oscar Reyes, Barcelona-based climate policy researcher, to get an overview of ...

The Canadian Progressive: For Canada, a commitment to the environment and jobs is possible

Naomi Klein and environmental activists will call for a “long term sustainable strategy that leads to renewable energy” during the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate in Toronto on July 5. The post For Canada, a commitment to the environment and jobs is possible appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Climate Activists Storm Toronto Stock Exchange, Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment

#GlobalDivestmentDay: Canadian climate justice activists disrupted the opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange, demanded immediate divestment from fossil fuels. The post Canadian Climate Activists Storm Toronto Stock Exchange, Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki “Won’t Be Intimidated” By TransCanada’s Dirty War Against Climate Justice Activists

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki won’t be intimidated by TransCanada’s dirty war against climate justice activists and Energy East pipeline opponents. The post David Suzuki “Won’t Be Intimidated” By TransCanada’s Dirty War Against Climate Justice Activists appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Climate Criminals: Harper Misses Canadian People’s Climate March Caravan

By skipping the UN Climate Summit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is solidifying his place among the ranks of global climate criminals. The post Climate Criminals: Harper Misses Canadian People’s Climate March Caravan appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Alberta tar sands a “war on the earth”: Brigette DePape

For Canadian activist Brigette DePape, participating in last weekend’s final tar sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta, was akin to “witnessing a war on the earth, and being part of a growing movement to stop it.” The post Alberta tar sands a “war on the earth”: Brigette DePape appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Alberta tar sands a “war on the earth”: Brigette DePape

For Canadian activist Brigette DePape, participating in last weekend’s final tar sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta, was akin to “witnessing a war on the earth, and being part of a growing movement to stop it.” The post Alberta tar sands a “war on the earth”: Brigette DePape appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

Political Eh-conomy: What’s the risk? Climate activism aiming at supply and demand

One way to think about climate activism is to see if it focuses on the supply of or demand for fossil fuels – pipelines or cars, hydrocarbons or carbon emissions. This distinction is not a new one, is doubtless very simplistic and has often been used to chastise activists. Here, I hope it will draw ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: In Texas, An Activist Climbs Flagpole, Hangs Banner Denouncing Alberta Tar Sands

LyondellBasell recently announced its plans to nearly triple its tar sands refining capacity from the Keystone XL pipeline as protests escalate across the continent By: Tar Sands Blockade | Press Release: HOUSTON, TX – An activist with Tar Sands Blockade climbed a 50 foot flagpole in front of LyondellBasell’s downtown Houston office […] The post In Texas, ...

350 or bust: Despite Pleas In Doha, Our Governments Have Failed Us & Our Children

The lead negotiator for the Philippines at the Climate Conference in Doha, Naderev Saño, could not keep back the tears as he made a passionate appeal for real action on climate change. “I appeal to all, please, no more delays, no more excuses. Please, let Doha be remembered as the place where we found the ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: 1000 youth converge in Ottawa to demand just solutions to climate and economic crises

by We Are Powershift From October 26 to October 29, 1000 youth from across the country will converge at Power Shift 2012 in Ottawa to galvanize a broad movement pushing the federal government to aggressively reduce carbon emissions and tackle the corporations that are fueling climate change, building on the momentum of the tar sands pipeline ...

first word, tree.: Climate Justice on the East Coast

At  2:30PM AST today the Margaree Environmental Association (MEA) held a press conference to brief the media and take questions on details of MEA’s legal Appeal of the Department of Environment’s decision to approve the drilling of an oil well in the Lake Ainslie area of Cape Breton. Margaree Environmental Association Co-Chairs, Neal Livingston and Brian ...

first word, tree.: Organizing the Personal to the Structural

My personal motivations for participating in movement-building stem from a steady process of feeling empowered through collective action with climate justice organizers. I wish to share my experience to help illustrate the profound impact that I believe climate justice organizing is having in Canada and how it is developing a resilient, creative, and cooperative understanding of my ...

350 or bust: Durban: Youth Turn Their Backs In Response To Canadian Government’s Disregard For Their Future

Here’s another post from Ani, part of the Canadian Youth Delegation in Durban, South Africa where the 10 days of U.N. climate negotiations have less than 48 hours to go, and no agreement is in sight. Here is her account of the recent action by some of the other members of the Youth Delegation; and ...

Matthew McAskill Chisholm: People Hugging: UNFCCC Forest Policy Needs A Climate Justice Framework

The importance of the world’s forests and the role that environmental activism surrounding forests have helped to shape a public perception that being an environmentalist means that you’re a “tree hugger.” While my “first word” as a child was in … Continue reading →

Matthew McAskill Chisholm: Rose-Coloured Ubuntu: The Diary of An Activist in Transition

Thursday, October 3, 2011 No one every said it was going to be easy to change the world and build the kind of tomorrow that I feel, along with my peers, is a just and sustainable alternative that everyone deserves. … Continue reading →

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: The Bidder 70 26: The Catalyst That Will Ignite The Climate Movement

B70_Sentencing_072611_RS_13.jpg The night before Tim DeChristopher’s sentencing was like any other before an action – we were all up way too late, distressed about work that hadn’t gotten done, going over every last detail for the morning rally. Still somewhat fixated on our laptops, we all waved goodbye as Tim got up to go home ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: BREAKING: Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

TimDeChristopher.png At 3:00 pm MST today, the end of a very long and emotional saga came to fruition as the gavel banged down on the judge’s desk in a federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tim DeChristopher, convicted earlier this year with two federal felonies, will be spending two years in prison for his ...

A Sustainable Now: What is the CYD?

The Canadian Youth Delegation is the voice of the Canadian youth climate movement at international United Nations climate conferences. Made up of twenty dedicated and inspiring young people from across the country, the delegation represents the demands of an entire generation working to create a just, safe, and livable future for all. While in Durban, ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Ralliers March To Preserve Blair Mountain And Stop Mountaintop Removal

mountaintop-removal-mining-video.jpg This week, hundreds of marchers will convene in the West Virginian wilderness to walk over 50 miles in 5 days. Organized by Friends of Blair Mountain and Appalachia Rising, the March to Blair Mountain is a 7-day event in which participants will weather obstacles such as the outdoors, possible intimidating counter protestors, port-a-potties, and ...