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The Green Shock Doctrine (GJEP)

(Global Justice Ecology Project)

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.

Unburnable carbon 2013 (Carbon Tracker/LSE)

(Carbon Tracker, Unburnable carbon 2013)

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 […]

Green economy in the south conference

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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 […]

Key messages for COP20 (Social PreCOP)

pre cop social logo

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

UN-masking Climate Smart Agriculture (Via Campesina)

La Via Campesina

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.”.

A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests (GJEP)

(GJEP A Darker Shade of Green REDD Alert and the Future of Forests)

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 […]

Country Resource Maps (Global Sustainability Institute)

Global Sustainability Institute

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.

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