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The First Draft of History: An Annotated Guide to Thirty-Four of the Best Pieces on the Paris Agreement at COP 21

January 6, 2016 Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement The first draft of history: An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change. John Foran is professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a co-founder of the Climate…

COP21 Update: Naomi Klein on the People’s Tribunal of ExxonMobil

Courtesy of Mediapart and The Nation magazine.
Published on Dec 6, 2015

Even as countries cobble together an agreement to curb climate change in Paris, their actions are still being influenced by some of the world’s worst polluters. Fossil fuel companies have been a surprisingly visible part of this summit.

So activists are trying to hold one of the world’s greatest climate criminals accountable through a People’s Trial of Exxon, a trial to highlight what Naomi Klein calls “the climate crime of the century.” In this conversation with Mediapart’s Jade Lindgaard, Klein explains some of the ways activists are putting pressure on the real actors of the climate change game.

Making the Paris Climate Talks Count – Naomi Klein

Published by The Nation on Nov 29, 2015

It’s a classic case of the shock doctrine in action: In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on Paris earlier this month, the French government is using that crisis to try to silence the climate justice activists who have converged on the capital city for this week’s COP21 climate conference. But it’s not working.

In the first of Naomi Klein’s video dispatches from the frontlines of the Paris climate justice protests, produced by Mediapart and The Nation, Klein explains that at the bottom of all the jargon that will be thrown about this week are human lives—lives that are already being impacted by climate change. If these talks fail to produce substantive changes to our carbon-intensive economy, those lives will only be in greater danger.

 

Civil Society Organizations Worldwide Call for Rejection of Industrial Ag, a.k.a. “Climate-Smart Agriculture”

COP21 Statement Don’t be fooled! Civil society says NO to “Climate Smart Agriculture” and urges decision-makers to support agroecology SEPTEMBER 2015 We, the undersigned, belong to civil society organizations including social movements, peasants/farmers organizations and faith-based organizations from around the world. We are working to tackle the impacts of climate change that are already disrupting…