|Coca Cola Breaks Ranks on Climate|
May 10th, 2001
In a letter to Greenpeace yesterday, Coca Cola Spain stated that it fully backed the European governments support for the international climate change agreement the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement US President Bush rejected six weeks ago today.
|Download Climate Action Kit|
May 3rd, 2001
On 5 April, Greenpeace launched a new climate campaign by writing to the 100 largest U.S. corporations, many of whom funded Bush's election campaign, and asking them to explain their position on the Kyoto Protocol. As of today, only ExxonMobil, the largest U.S. corporation, has responded, not with a letter, but by taking out ads in major newspapers attacking the Kyoto Protocol.
|Human Rights vs. Oil|
April 27th, 2001
Sarah James, a powerful Gwich'in woman, has been a voice for indigenous rights, human rights, and environmental issues for over 10 years. Since 1988, she has been a leader in the fight to prevent oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Ms. James is a Board Member of the Gwich'in Steering Committee and the International Indian Treaty Council.
|Indigenous Environmental Network 12th Annual Conference|
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
April 26th, 2001
Sustainable Agriculture, Traditional Food Systems and the Right to Food, Energy Policies and Indigenous Peoples (oil, hydro, nuclear, gas-methane, coal, renewable). Other topics: Climate change, persistent organic pollutants, (POPs), pesticides, mining, traditional ecological knowledge, treaty rights - land and water, sustainable forests, organizing skills and more!
|USA: Bush Task Force to Recommend Alaska Drilling|
by Patricia Wilson, Reuters
April 23rd, 2001
Seeking to clarify a muddied message on oil exploration in the Alaska wilderness, the White House said on Monday President Bush's energy panel would call for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
|Environmental Justice Appeal to Bush on Climate Change|
April 19th, 2001
We are writing you today to express our profound concern with your new climate change policies with respect to their impacts on poor people and people of color in the United States and around the world.
|New Boycott Bush Website|
April 19th, 2001
The website, www.boycottbush.net, has been set up to allow individuals to influence the global politics of climate change. Set up by UK-based campaign organisation ECRA, the new website seeks to show that by targeting the companies that bankrolled Bush to victory in November, individuals can force his hand at climate talks in Bonn this July.
|Nigerian, Native Alaskan Join Climate Justice Spring Tour|
by Amit Srivastava and Joshua Karliner, CorpWatch
April 16th, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO -- As part of CorpWatch's ongoing efforts to broaden the constituency of people in the United States active around climate change, and to inject an environmental justice and human rights perspective into the climate debate, we are organizing a Climate Justice Spring Tour between April 18 - May 2, 2001.
|Australia: Activists Discuss World Boycott of U.S. Oil Firms|
April 12th, 2001
Green groups from around the world were drawing up a global action plan Friday that could include boycotts of U.S. energy giants to force the United States to honor its Kyoto greenhouse gas reduction commitments.
|Activists Defeat Coal Industry SLAPP Suit|
Center for Food Safety & Int'l. Center for Technology Assessment
April 5th, 2001
Environmental groups hailed a federal court's dismissal of a major lawsuit filed by the coal industry that had sought to silence debate on global warming and impose massive damages for the groups' global warming publicity.
|USA: Whitman Gives No Hope on Climate Treaty|
by Cat Lazaroff, Environment News Service
April 4th, 2001
On Monday and Tuesday, representatives of the European Union (EU), including Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrm, Swedish Environment Minister Kjell Larsson and Marc Pallemaerts from the Belgian State Secretary's Office for Energy and Sustainable Development, were in Washington DC to discuss the future of the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement aimed at curbing global warming.
|Corporate Campaign to Corrupt The Kyoto Protocol Continues After COP-6|
Corporate Europe Observatory
April 1st, 2001
The UN Climate Change Conference in The Hague (COP-6) last November -- intended to wrap-up three years of negotiations on the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol -- ended without result. At the last moment, European environment ministers rejected a compromise proposal that would not only have enabled industrialised countries and their corporations to escape their promised greenhouse gas reductions, but also would have allowed them to significantly increase their emissions.
|The Global Warming President|
by Joshua Karliner, CorpWatch
March 29th, 2001
President G. W. Bush has moved quickly and decisively to burn his initials onto the most serious environmental issue the world has ever faced. He has made it clear for all to see that unless he dramatically reverses course, it's going to be ''G'' for global, ''W'' for warming, Bush from now on.
|EU: Disgust Over Bush's Kyoto Decision|
Agence France Presse
March 29th, 2001
Europeans reacted sharply Thursday to President George W. Bush's repudiation of the Kyoto global warming treaty, with France denouncing it as a scandal and an alarmed European Union announcing it would send top-ranking representatives to Washington.
|USA: Bush Pulls Out of Kyoto Protocol|
Environment News Service
March 28th, 2001
Christie Todd Whitman, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, confirmed today that the country will not implement the Kyoto Protocol. ''We have no interest in implementing that treaty,'' Whitman told reporters.
|Climate Justice Fact Sheet|
March 22nd, 2001
Last year CorpWatch launched an initiative to redefine the global warming issue as a question of local and global justice. Here is CorpWatch's fact sheet on climate justice.