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Vandana Shiva: Agri-Corporations Attempt to Hijack COP21

Vandana Shiva: Agri-Corporations Attempt to Hijack COP21

In 2008, before the climate summit in Copenhagen, I wrote the book Soil Not Oil. It was a time when the intimate connections between climate and agriculture, air and soil were not being recognized in any forum, neither in the negotiations on climate change nor in the climate movement. As we head into the Conference […]

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    Young People Hold the Key to Mobilizing Climate Action

    Young People Hold the Key to Mobilizing Climate Action

    At age 13, I participated in civil rights marches and other activities. A few years later I was also active in anti-war marches and events. By the time I was 16, I helped lead a protest at my high school, which ended with a ceremonial tree-planting on the first Earth Day in 1970. I was […]

    3 Biggest Fossil Fuel Consumers Fall ‘Far Short of Fair’ to Contain Global Warming

    3 Biggest Fossil Fuel Consumers Fall ‘Far Short of Fair’ to Contain Global Warming

    Pledges by the three titans of greenhouse gas emission—Europe, the U.S. and China, which are the three biggest fossil fuel consumers—fall “far short of fair” and may not be nearly enough to contain global warming, according to new research. In the complex game of power politics, development economics, environmental campaigning, climate science and greenhouse gas accounting […]

    It’s Time to Jump on the Train to the Future: All Aboard the Low Carbon Express

    It’s Time to Jump on the Train to the Future: All Aboard the Low Carbon Express

    Six weeks from the Paris climate summit, this was the week that incumbent fossil interests pulled back from their long-held line of defense, the argument that reliance on coal and oil was essential for global prosperity, growth and stability, and that climate risks would simply have to be endured. Instead two powerful forces seem poised to sweep […]

    Philippines to World Leaders: Our Survival Is Not Negotiable

    Philippines to World Leaders: Our Survival Is Not Negotiable

    We often imagine weekends as leisure time spent with family and friends. The opposite was true for the people residing in Northern Luzon, Philippines as they spent their weekend tending to their loved ones’ safety as the Category 4 super typhoon Koppu (known locally as Lando) arrived, bringing widespread flooding and lashing winds. The typhoon […]

    Oslo Becomes First Capital City in the World to Divest From Fossil Fuels

    Oslo Becomes First Capital City in the World to Divest From Fossil Fuels

    The City of Oslo has, today, become the first capital city in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels, as it announced it will divest its $9 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies. Today’s announcement follows a previous pledge in March to ban investment in coal. Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, of […]

    10 Groundbreaking Solutions for a Sustainable Planet

    10 Groundbreaking Solutions for a Sustainable Planet

    Today, sustainability think tank Sustainia and partners announced a top-10 of leading sustainability innovations for 2015. The 10 projects and technologies are finalists for international honor, Sustainia Award, which identifies and celebrates groundbreaking sustainability solutions from all over the world. Sustainia’s Award Committee, led by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will now review the finalists, which come from […]

    ​Sweden to Become One of World’s First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation​s

    ​Sweden to Become One of World’s First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation​s

    Sweden is setting out to prove that the world doesn’t need fossil fuels. In a recent announcement, the Swedish government said it will invest 4.5 billion kronor, or US$546 million, in their 2016 budget “to meet the challenges of climate change, increase the share of renewable energy and stimulate development of innovative environmental technology.” #Sweden on […]

    6 Songs That Inspired a Better World

    6 Songs That Inspired a Better World

    Millions of people coming together for one purpose is a beautiful thing. And with millions coming together this fall for 24 Hours of Reality to make world leaders take action on climate change, we figured the occasion called for music. Great music. So as we look ahead to 24 Hours of Reality and our chance […]