Existing declarations:Paris Declaration
Beijing Declaration br> People's Protocol on Climate Change
Durban Declaration on Climate Change
Climate Justice Now Statement
UN Climate Convention
Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle
Scrap carbon trading
The Guardian, 2 February 2009
This flawed system has failed to cut emissions. It's time to tackle the broader economic system that led to the climate crisis.
Poznan Climate Talks: fiddling while the earth burns
16 December 2008
The UN Climate Conference in Poznan, Poland failed to achieve any breakthrough towards a global climate deal Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a sign not merely of bad timing, but of a fundamentally flawed system that takes no account of climate justice.
Will capitalism survive climate change?
Focus on the Global South, 1 April 2008
Global warming is the privatisation of global commons by capital which now involves the expropriation of ecological spaces of the South. Progressive climate strategy must reduce growth and energy use while raising the quality of life of the broad masses of the people.
Carbon Trading, Climate Justice and the Production of Ignorance Ten Examples
Carbon trading programmes such as the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and the Kyoto Protocol have helped mobilize neoclassical economics and development planning in new projects of dispossession, speculation, rent-seeking and the redistribution of wealth from poor to rich and from the future to the present. Part of this process is the creation of ignorance.
Climate Change and Social Justice
Arlen Dilsizian Interviews Larry Lohmann
Climate change is not a new kind of social issue. It requires a re-examination of classic issues of power relations.
Offsets Under Kyoto: a dirty deal for the South
5 December 2008
Despite driving poor communities off their land and patently failing to deliver carbon emissions reductions, lobbyists for big industries and institutions such as the World Bank were active in Poznan climate negotiations pushing for further deregulation and expansion of the market-based Clean Development Mechanism.
Global coal gets a boost from the carbon market
Environmental Finance, October 2008
After the UN decided to allow more efficient coal-fired power stations to gain carbon financing as an offset project, the carbon market is now being used to support new coal in the South as well as the North.
The World Bank's carbon deals
Foreign Policy in Focus, 10 April 2008
The Bank's foray into the carbon market paves the way for business-as-usual, while short-changing clean, renewable energy, the poor, and ultimately the climate.