The threat of climate change and global warming, fueled by relentless commercialization and excessive consumption, has turned into a fighting ground for both policymakers and concerned citizens. The coming decade is set to determine not only a collective response to reducing carbon emissions, but the entire future direction for international development and the global justice movement.
This section of the report 'Financing the Global Sharing Economy' argues that with limited options and time for
effective action fast running out, civil society must step up their advocacy
for carbon taxes as an important policy tool for reducing climate change and
financing mitigation and adaptation programs.
The recent climate talks in Doha were held as if in an alternative reality to distressing developments across the world. But there still remains hope and optimism because there is no possibility of preventing runaway
climate change without global sharing and justice.
Our failure to share resources has resulted in severe social
consequences which cannot be divorced from any discussion about the
environment. The most pragmatic way to address both these crises is to share the world's resources more equitably and sustainably, argues Rajesh Makwana
The Earth’s changing climate is costing the global
economy $1.2 trillion a year and killing 1,000 children a day, according
to a new study—and the U.N. warns the summer’s record heat and drought
could trigger a catastrophe. By Mark Hertsgaard.
To contribute to a broader public understanding of the present state of climate science, a series of factsheets clearly set out the evidence for anthropogenic global warming and its interaction with various climatic events, such as wildfires, droughts and flooding. By the Public Research Interest Centre.
This is the Final Declaration of the Peoples’ Summit for Social and Environmental Justice (in defense of the commons, against the commodification of life), held in Rio de Janeiro, 15 to 22 June 2012, as translated by Google from the original Portugese language Declaration.
Following the ‘hoax summit' and failure of
political leadership at Rio+20, it is clear that the
responsibility for change rests with ordinary, engaged citizens to forge
a united and informed world public opinion that is stronger than any government
or vested interest, writes Adam Parsons.