There are mixed reactions to the agreement made in South Africa at the COP17 climate conference yesterday. Well, really, I think most people have the same response, but that response is a mixed bag of positive and negative points. On the positive side: Much more was accomplished than anyone expected would be accomplished. On
If you haven’t seen this video yet from 21-year-old Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, speaking at the COP17 climate conference in Durban, South Africa last week, it’s worth a watch. And I like the COP17 president’s comment at the end, that the youth of the world should get to
Continuing on with our continuing coverage of and commentary on 350.org’s “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for Me” campaign, news is that 350.org is partnering with the 10,000-strong Power Shift 2011 youth climate conference on Monday, April 18 in Washington, DC. You can reserve your spot there and keep up with news about the conference over on Facebook.
Did you have a hard time following the COP 16 climate negotiations in Cancun last year? Want a quick wrap-up of what happened? Well, a little late perhaps, but the UK Youth Delegation to COP 16 in Cancun has created a nice little video wrapping things up. Basically, a replay of the conference. For more
Carbonfund has put it bluntly, telling the U.S. that its presence in Cancun is more of a problem than a help at this point. With Congress essentially in gridlock and unable to do anything meaningful with regards to climate change, the U.S. really isn’t of much use in Cancun, the organization argues. “The US has
The Cancun climate conference is here, and much of the world is nervous, hopeful, and pessimistic about what our world leaders are going to do. Many are also getting active, promoting strong climate action. Here’s a letter from Oxfam ambassadors and supporters published last week calling for environmental justice, protection of the poor, and clear
[social_buttons] Brazil soya traders agreed to extend a moratorium on buying soya linked to Amazon destruction this week and Greenpeace was quick to give them a big thank you from the world. International companies such as McDonald’s are happy, and companies like Nike, Wal-Mart and Carrefour are asking for more.
The European Union (EU) and MTV are working together to get young people involved in the climate debate. The major entities started their “Play to Stop – Europe for Climate” campaign this month. Working with international music artists and other international celebrities, this is a major campaign to mobilize the youth around the topic of