|Germany: Ecotax Exemptions Approved|
Environment News Service
February 13th, 2002
The European Commission today approved a German request for several sectors to be exempted from its national energy tax program, ending long running negotiations between EU Competition Commissioner Mario Monti and Germany's Finance Minister Hans Eichel.
|Leading Environmental Justice and Religious Organizations Call for Action|
Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC)
February 1st, 2002
Twenty-seven U.S. environmental justice, climate justice, religious, policy, and advocacy groups announced their unification today in a call for action from the Bush Administration and Congress on climate change. The groups will be meeting in New York City this week and have linked much of their efforts to issues related to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).
|UK: Chumbawamba's Tune Turns the Tables on US Car Giant|
by David Rowan, London Observer
January 27th, 2002
Chumbawamba sold use of song "Pass It Along" to General Motors, but behind the scenes, Chumbawamba were negotiating with anti-corporate activists to see if they would take the fee and put it to use.
|Climate Change and Environmental Racism|
November 6th, 2001
MARRAKECH -- The lack of transparency and public participation in the climate negotiations will further worsen conditions for Indigenous Peoples, people of color and workers in the US and US-Mexico border. Speakers from Indigenous Environmental Network, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, CorpWatch and Redefining Progress held a briefing on Tuesday in Marrakech, bringing issues of racial justice and worker's rights to the center of the climate change negotiations.
|Climate Justice or Corporate Agenda?|
November 5th, 2001
MARRAKECH, Morocco -- ''The Kyoto Protocol is being taken over by false promises. By succumbing to the corporate agenda it is failing to achieve climate justice,'' says Amit Srivastava of CorpWatch.
|Morocco: Buying Clean Air?|
by Gilles Treqeusser, Reuters
November 4th, 2001
Critics of U.N.-organized climate change talks rhetorically asked the question at a news conference Monday to charge that experts meeting in Marrakesh were far removed from real issues that affect the lives of ordinary people throughout the world.
|World: Climate Talks Open in Morocco|
Environment News Service
October 29th, 2001
MARRAKECH, Morocco -- Climate talks have resumed to finalize the procedures and institutions that will make the Kyoto Protocol fully operational. The world's governments are meeting here from today through November 9 to work out exactly how to reduce the emissions of six greenhouse gases that are linked to global warming.
|Australia: Police Move on Melbourne Climate Protestors|
Environment News Service
September 27th, 2001
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Police have moved in to disband protesters opposing construction of a gas fired power generator and pipeline in Somerton, a Melbourne neighborhood. The demonstrators, from Friends of the Earth Melbourne, say the generator will destroy the fragile ecosystem of the Merri Creek today and over the weekend.
|USA: Exxon CEO Draws Anger Over Climate Change|
by Thaddeus Herrick, Wall Street Journal
August 29th, 2001
Like his predecessors, Exxon Mobil Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Lee Raymond keeps a relatively low profile. He's reluctant to grant interviews and make public appearances. But ever since he assailed the Kyoto initiative to combat global warming in a speech a few years ago, Mr. Raymond has been inextricably linked to the issue.
|UK: Climate Victims Could Take U.S. to Court|
by Andrew Simms, International Herald Tribune
August 7th, 2001
As the rich world keeps falling out over how to deal with global warming, exasperated poor countries may come to the conclusion that when all else fails, it's time go to court.
|Exxonmobil International Day of Action|
July 28th, 2001
Time is running out. So much to be done. Enter the International Day of Action against ExxonMobil. Pressure Point, a Seattle-based nonprofit, is coordinating a Call to Action against Bush's biggest supporter and the worst of the "Greenhouse Gangsters" --ExxonMobil. The actions/ protests are scheduled for the 11th of July. This year, we'll be declaring our independence from corporations like ExxonMobil.
|Germany: Climate Deal Is Weak|
by Bonner R. Cohen, Earth Times News Service
July 24th, 2001
One of the surest indications that trouble is at hand is when diplomats start hiding behind catchy phrases and meaningless terminology. Participants and observers to the COP-6 Climate Change conference here have been told that ''breakthrough,'' ''deal,'' or ''compromise'' (take your pick) had been achieved.
|Germany: Climate Treaty Salvaged in Bonn|
by Andrew C. Revkin, New York Times
July 23rd, 2001
The world's nations, minus the United States, accepted treaty rules that for the first time would require industrialized countries to cut emissions of waste gases linked to global warming.
|Climate Campaign in Brazil Targets U.S. Companies|
Vitae Civilis Instituto para o Desenvolvimento, Meio Ambiente e Paz
July 19th, 2001
Brazilian NGOs pressure 20 largest U.S. owned companies to ask President Bush to support ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
|Germany: Bonn Summit Seeks to Salvage Kyoto Accord|
by Paul Brown, The Guardian
July 19th, 2001
A changing political mood has raised the hope that the climate talks in Bonn will reach an agreement by Sunday that will enable governments to ratify the Kyoto protocol next year without the United States joining them.
|'Saving' the Kyoto Protocol Means Ending the Market Mania|
Corporate Europe Observatory
July 16th, 2001
The following statement, released during the UN climate summit in Bonn (July 16-27), warns against a further weakening and distortion of the Kyoto Protocol, as governments try to accommodate the irresponsible position of the U.S. (and a growing number of other countries).
|USA: Bush to Say No to Clean Energy in Genoa|
by Joseph Kahn, New York Times
July 14th, 2001
The Bush administration plans to oppose an international drive to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and increase financing for nonpolluting energy sources worldwide, administration officials said today.
|Netherlands: Warmer World Will Starve Many, Report Says|
by Usha Lee McFarling, Los Angeles Times
July 11th, 2001
Large-scale changes in the world's climate probably will deepen the gap between the richest and poorest nations -- potentially crippling food production in parts of Africa, South Asia and South America -- according to the first worldwide assessment of food production and climate change.