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Australia: Activists Discuss World Boycott of U.S. Oil Firms
Associated Press
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 LazaroffEnvironment 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 KarlinerCorpWatch
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
CorpWatch
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.

Climate Justice Initiative Campaign Profile
March 22nd, 2001
Last year CorpWatch launched an initiative to redefine the global warming issue as a question of local and global justice. In November 2000, CorpWatch organized the First Climate Justice Summit in The Hague bringing representatives from communities already adversely impacted by the fossil-fuel industry from the US and Southern countries together to join the climate change debate.

Climate Justice Fact Sheet
March 22nd, 2001
Here is a CorpWatch Fact Sheet on Climate Justice.

USA: Bush's Reversal on Greenhouse Gas Cuts
by Cat LazaroffEnvironment News Service
March 14th, 2001
President George W. Bush did an abrupt about face Tuesday, reversing a previous pledge to legislate limits on carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants. Bush said such a rule would prove too costly, launching another in a slew of recent federal and state government attempts to roll back environmental protections in favor of controlling energy prices.

Italy: G-8 Ministers Renew Commitment To Kyoto Protocol
UN Wire
March 5th, 2001
Environment ministers from the world's seven most industrialized countries plus Russia yesterday renewed their commitment to combat global warming and promised to reach consensus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Group of Eight country representatives met for three days starting Friday in Trieste, Italy.

USA: The Unimog, Daimler's New Polluter
Deutsche Presse-Agentur
February 22nd, 2001
DaimlerChrysler announced plans Wednesday to produce a version of the German military vehicle, the Unimog, for sale in the United States, with production planned to begin in January.

USA: Stormy Weather
Environmental News Network
February 16th, 2001
Increasing scientific evidence shows climate change has already started and may be impacting some people more than others. Although scientists predict we will feel the largest impact of global warming in about three decades, extreme weather patterns such as hurricanes, floods and cyclones have increased in recent years.

BP: Beyond Petroleum or Beyond Preposterous?
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
December 14th, 2000
BP says it's a leader in moving the world "Beyond Petroleum" to protect the environment. A closer look shows that their ad campaign is Beyond Belief.

Canada: Developed Countries Resume Climate Talks
Environment News Service
December 5th, 2000
According to a report from Earth Negotiations Bulletin, senior officials from key developed countries will resume discussions on the so-called ''crunch''issues, the outstanding areas that caused the breakdown of talks at the 6th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-6), held two weeks ago in The Hague.

Netherlands: Climate Talks are Dead, Now It's Time for Action
by Mark LynasOneworld Opinion
November 25th, 2000
The final plenary session of the Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change gave few clues as to the reasons for this failure. Desperate to salvage some credibility from the ashes of this long and complex process, delegates queued up to deliver heart-felt statements of regret and willingness to resume in the near future.

USA: Outlook Bleak for Environment Cleanup
by Danielle KnightInter Press Service
November 23rd, 2000
If deterioration of the global environment over the past several decades is any guide, the coming century does not hold out much promise for reversing these trends, many environmentalists are warning as the millennium comes to a close.

Netherlands: Anger at US Boils Over at Climate Talks
by Robin PomeroyReuters
November 22nd, 2000
Scuffles broke out as over 20 British protesters burst into a room where a group of ministers were negotiating and shouted slogans demanding that the United States, the world's biggest producer of heat-trapping gases, do more to stop climate change.

Climate Justice Summit Provides Alternative Vision
by Joshua KarlinerSpecial to CorpWatch
November 21st, 2000
THE HAGUE -- In sharp contrast to the at times mind numbing official climate negotiations taking place this week, community activists from around the world held a watershed gathering.

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