This report strongly criticises the green economy arguing it is a false solution to address climate change. GJEP say it is too late to simply reform the global economy. It needs to be transformed.
Reports, videos and analysis on the Green Economy.
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Carbon Tracker / April 2013 This report argues 60-80% of total fossil fuels reserves (oil, coal and gas) are technically ‘unburnable’ if we want to reduce the chances of the global temperature increasing by 2°C. Instead of continuing to invest in fossil fuel exploration (estimated […]
The conference will be held between 8-10 July 2014 in Tanzania With its full title of Green Economy in the South: Negotiating Environmental Governance, Prosperity and Development this conference will bring together academics, researchers and civil society organisations to critically discuss the particular impact of […]
The Social PreCOP climate change summit brought together representatives of over 40 governments and nearly 80 civil society organisations. The meeting was held in Venezuela between 4- 7 November 2014. It was an unprecedented meeting of grassroots groups with governments in the build up to the official UN climate change negotiations, the next major conference will be held in Peru during December 2014
Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland / November 2011 This report sets out how a global feed in tariff (FIT) could spur a wave of clean accessible energy for people around the world which would help reduce poverty and combat climate change. […]
Statement released ahead of the UN Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in September 2014. Endorsed by over 330 civil society organsiations. The declaration makes a clear distinction between the policies that should be adopted and those that should be rejected.
Press release by Via Campesina ahead of the UN Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in September 2014. Founded in 1993 La Via Campesina brings together “millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world.”.
Global Justice Ecology Project / January 2012 This video includes interviews with indigenous and local communities who are critical of the scheme known as REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) that proposes to pay developing countries to keep their forests standing. They argue REDD […]
Stockholm Environment Institute / January 2014 This briefing explores the consequences of continued investment in fossil fuel infrastructure given that the majority of fossil fuels cannot be burned if we are to keep global warming below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The authors base their findings on […]
Using data from many sources these maps illustrate important trends in the availability of freshwater, food, oil, coal and natural gas. There are also maps showing the countries with the highest debt (government and private) and levels of income inequality.