From Paris: Government Leaders Emphasize Protecting Nature

Conservancy Talk

At the forum, thousands of government, business and civil society leaders gathered to find land-use solutions for the climate, people and the environment. Of course this work will only succeed when coupled with strong governance and protection of remaining forests. Mark R.

Ecosocialist Conference shows potential for a united green left in North America

Green Blog

I was unable to attend the Ecosocialist Conference in New York City on April 20, and it is clear from all reports that I missed an important and inspiring event. Below are reports by three participants in the conference. People of colour were regarded simply as “looters,” she said.

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CONFERENCE REIGNITES CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE

Green (Living) Review

a landmark conference, March 19, 2011 Cambridge, UK. The price of misjudging the global response to climate change theories could be catastrophe: economic for developed nations and life-threatening for the worlds poorest people. a landmark international one day conference in St Ives, Cambridge, questions the most fundamental tenets of prevailing climate change theory and digs below the sound-bite headlines. The one day conference, Climate Change? Climate Change?

Green Prophet at Desertec Conference in Cairo

Green Prophet

Tafline is currently at the Desertec Dii conference in Cairo, reporting from the field. Above is Dii’s CEO Paul van Son addressing the Dii conference. The conference venue – the Semiramis Hotel – overlooks the Nile River that is the lifeblood of so many countries.

Civilization without destruction

Conservancy Talk

Many of the people at COP 21 are seeking solutions for their development challenges against a similar backdrop – of industrialization and urbanization – today exacerbated by huge population increases and of course, the real-time effects of climate change.

COP 21 is reminding us that everyone’s prosperity relies on nature

Conservancy Talk

Tens of thousands of people are in Paris during these first two weeks in December, bound by their common purpose to provide future generations with a better chance of a better life.

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

Bolivian President Evo Morales earlier this year called for an international conference to deal with the structural causes of climate change and to propose “alternative models&# for humans to live in harmony with the natural world. People’s World.

Countries on front line of climate change join experts and activists in Bolivia for World Peoples' Conference

Green (Living) Review

Beginning Monday, April 19th, some 15,000 people from around the world along with representatives of 70 governments, mainly from Least Developed Countries, will meet in Cochabamba, Bolivia, for the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. The conference will be an unprecedented event bringing countries affected by climate change together with experts and activists working to find solutions.

Peak Oil & our governments are so quiet

Green (Living) Review

What I find most interesting though is that no one seems to be willing to let the people know of this happening and the conferences and neither of their findings.

Accountability of People, Politicians, Corporations and Countries for War Crimes and Climate Crimes

Green Blog

Unfortunately, World governments are ignoring the science and are committed to increasing CO2, evidently not understanding that there can be no negotiation with the laws of Physics and Chemistry. 16 million people die avoidably each year from deprivation, this carnage including about 9.5

99% Spring Has Sprung: Shareholder Actions Underway Across the.

PR Watch

To get things moving, National Peoples Action (NPA) director George Goehl and nine other members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) went to a Wells Fargo office in downtown Des Moines with a simple, civilized request. Government isnt the problem -- its the prize.

The collaborative economy is shifting some of the responsibilities the government used to have before

Green (Living) Review

Sundarajan has, during his career, more than 200 international conferences. I think some of the people that are a part of the sharing economy could have the same motivations as the people who are part of the Occupy movement, in the way they want to solve the lack of equity there is in society.

GOVERNMENT FAILING THE COUNTRY ON AIR QUALITY

Green (Living) Review

The Environmental Audit Committee highlighted that up to 50,000 people may die prematurely in the UK each year because of poor air quality and clear political will and resources are required to improve this picture. CIWEM believes that the Government has taken the wrong approach to tackling the problem, as well as failing to recognise the relevance of poor air quality in Britain today.

Leading UK police officer tells government to protect of police from government cuts

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The president of the Police Superintendents' Association is to tell Home Secretary Theresa May that a confident police force will be required to tackle any disorder professionally and that the police, therefore should and needs to be protected from the worst of the government's cuts because of the risk that social and industrial tensions could fuel civil unrest, one of Britain's leading officers is to warn.

“We need to get it done. And we need to get it done now.”

Green Blog

The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) and the last chance we have to take action against “ the greatest threat the world has ever faced ”. The climate conference is taking place at Bella Center in Copenhagen from the 7th to the 18th of December. It’s here!

Rio+20 Fails People and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Global Civil Society Responses to UN Summit Conclusion RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – June 22, 2012, as the final plenary of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (known as Rio+20) came to a close, civil society groups from across the globe were quick to condemn world leaders - particularly from rich countries - for failing to live up to their promises or offer new vision.

Can Healthy Rivers and Hydropower Co-exist?

Conservancy Talk

Experts predict that we will be 9 billion people sharing one planet by 2050. By working with decision-makers, such as hydropower companies and governments, we are demonstrating how shifts in policy and practice can allow us to meet our clean energy objectives and maintain healthy rivers.

Chart: What Exactly (Cough) Is Beijing (Hack) Breathing? | Mother.

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15, 2013 3:01 AM PST Tweet China's landlocked capital of 20 million people has experienced record-breaking pollution over the last few days. Bloomberg News found that heart attacks roughly doubled since Friday at Peking University People's Hospital. (H/t Skip to Navigation.

Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan

Green Prophet

Many conferences end in handshakes and no action, but Powering the Middle East aims to close deals. Fundamentally, this two-day conference aims to “erode the barriers to uptake of renewable energy sources and improve electrification in these economically growing and important regions.

‘Joint Green Projects Can Help Create Lasting Peace’- Israeli Director of FoEME

Green Prophet

We face condemnation from people in Jordan, Palestine and Israel for the work we do,” explains Bromberg. “We Working To Influence & Improve Government Policy. We think that these agreements [under Oslo] are shooting both people in the feet.

Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

Green Blog

While hundreds of thousands of people have gathered on the streets of Caracas to bid a final farewell to their late president, only a month before elections to pick his successor, it can be worth remembering Chavez stance on climate change. There are many people outside, you know?

Reckless Driving Kills 3 Emiratis Every Day

Green Prophet

His hopes to receive airtime donations for a series of carefully crafted radio advertisements discouraging recklessness were dashed when the government-owned radio station of Dubai asked for payment. Spread: that content needs to reach the greatest number of people possible.

Privilege and the Hierarchy of Oppression within the Animal Rights Movement

Eccorazzi

In Australia, as in many other countries, the glass ceiling is barely dented when it comes to female representation in government, big business, and academia. Gender People StickyGuest Essay By Benjamin MacEllen.

Censorship on Climate Change

Green Home Blog

They don’t want you to talk about it because it’s bad for business, and even worse for business-as-usual, but global warming – that 500-pound gorilla in the room – is pretty obvious even to the corporations and government agencies which are pretending it doesn’t exist.

Paying to Power Our Cars - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

That's about as much as some people spend on the cars themselves! Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced a new Workplace Charging Challenge , an effort to provide more people with the opportunity to charge their EVs at work. COP17 Climate Conference. Compass.

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Science for Nature & People (SNAP) Accepting Proposals for New Working Groups

Nature Conservancy - Science

SNAP (Science for Nature & People) announces a call for new projects and will be accepting proposals for new Working Groups until Monday, May 18, 2015. What is Science for Nature & People? Science for Nature & People Working Groups and New RFP.

UN and World Bank says no to nuclear in universal energy plan

Green Blog

billion people lack electricity in their homes or businesses. And nearly 40% of the world’s population have to rely on wood, coal or charcoal to cook their food with – which causes both environmental destruction and toxic gases that kills nearly two million people every year. Electricity would also help replace outdated cookstoves and open fires, that are dangerous to people’s health, and many other things that we in the industrialized world take for granted. Around 1.3

Jetting across the world to show how bad it is to be jetting across the world

Green (Living) Review

It is exactly the same as what the environmental NGOs do when they jet to each and every climate conference. It is making a total mockery out of trying to convince the rest of the people to do as they are told by those who do different.

Fishing for Clues: Investigating Fisher Behavior in a Tropical Purse-Seine Fishery

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is the second essay in a three-part series featuring blogs by the student prize winners at the University of Queensland’s Student Conference on Conservation Science , the first such conference held in Australia. Purse seine fishing. Photo: Robert K. Brigham/NOAA.

France aims to ban plastic cups, plates and cutlery

Green (Living) Review

It comes after Paris hosted a landmark conference last year on fighting global warming, and as the Socialist government tries to push France toward the forefront of environmental progress. Corporations and and trade bodies will sue governments if actions infringe on their bottom line.

IRENA to Pitch Morocco as Africa’s Renewable Energy Pilot at Rio+20

Green Prophet

Renewing Africa’s Energy Future is the theme of an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) side-event scheduled to take place today at the Rio +20 conference underway in Brazil.

Japan reacts with censorship to critical reporting

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Free journalists from abroad are being denied access to the press conferences. After all, says the Japanese government, public order and morale have to be maintained. Foreign journalists are briefed by government representatives only.

Syrian Desert People In Need of Sustainable Tents

Green Prophet

Critics assert that while hosting refugees is pressurizing Jordan’s economics, the government is also looking to benefit from the situation by overestimating the number of exiles. Andrew Harper, Jordan rep for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), anticipates the numbers will continue to balloon, nearly 500 people crossover nightly from the Syrian city of Deraa. Whenever we have tents , they are filled and new people keep coming,” he told reporters.

"Everything is Connected" - The People vs. Coal Exports in the Northwest

Sierra Club Compass

Army Corps of Engineers, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and Whatcom County comes after a blockbuster comment period on the project , where 10,000 people attended standing-room-only public hearings and more than 120,000 submitted written comments.

World Bank pledges $16B to climate change projects

Green Prophet

” Climate related disasters such as food insecurity and drought could to push another 100 million people into poverty within the next 15 years. More than 1 billion people still live in destitution.

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Smallholder farmers need seat at climate table

Green (Living) Review

The report highlights IFAD’s support for policy dialogue between governments and farmers, including special provisions to ensure that the adaptation priorities of women, young people and indigenous peoples are also heard.

Engineering Unplugged 2011 Will Have Attendees Seeing Stars

Green (Living) Review

Tuesday, April 12, Norfolk, VA – Old Dominion University Hosts 3rd Annual ‘Green’ Engineering Conference Featuring Celebrity Guest Speaker NORFOLK, VA, March 2011: Old Dominion University (ODU) will light up Hampton Roads from 8 a.m.

Naomi Klein: "Only mass social movements can save us"

Green Blog

Despite endless conferences, treaties and solemn promises, greenhouse gas emissions have risen 61% since 1990, and the rate of increase is accelerating. The Right is right’ Klein begins with a 2011 conference of prominent and well-financed U.S.

European Call to End Bird Trapping

10,000 Birds

But the biggest story that is about birds is the conference that took place last week. From July 6-8, there was a European conference in Larnaca about illegal bird killing , organized by Terra Cypria.

How cannabis will feed the world

Green Prophet

More people live in cities than the country. Fewer people want to be traditional farmers, and global warming and our dependence on fossil fuel is killing our planet. We need to look to the people. So why don’t more people do it now? I didn’t mean to go to pot.