Report from Bonn: Climate action is in the air ..

This week 350.org was at the climate negotiations held in Bonn. I had the privilege of being on the closing press conference organised by CAN; below is the statement made:  This week — and the past few months — have seen an incredible surge of momentum for climate action around the world. Climate action is in the air. People,…

With great (financial) power, comes great (moral) responsibility

It’s time for the world’s largest national fund to stop profiting from climate destruction It is no longer conceivable to speak about climate change in abstract terms. The reality is stark with news of extreme weather events making the headlines almost daily. Unfortunately these disasters have given contemporary society a cruel feel of what may…

World Social Forum 2015: Another World is Possible

This week, for the second time in a row, the World Social Forum (WSF) gathered in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab spring. During the five-day event, 70,000 delegates from more than 4,000 organisations representing 120 countries discussed a wide range of issues and topics including, climate justice, immigration, media freedom, women’s rights, refugees and…

A Climate For Change

by Hoda Baraka and Melanie Mattauch On the occasion of Global Divestment Day, a message that the climate movement is alive and well. People around the world are fighting for an economy that serves rather than hinders action on climate change. Government inaction, in what culminated in the fiasco of the 2009 Copenhagen climate conference, has…

What the Global Climate Movement can learn from Latin America

Latin America has a long history of popular movements, whether it be  in the environmental, political or economic context. Today these movements have established themselves as a major social and political force largely shaping regional realities. Below are highlights from conversations with climate activists in Latin America shedding light on the uniqueness of the climate movement in the…

PHOTOS: Largest climate march in the history of Latin America

Earlier this week, over 15,000 people from across the region marched in the streets of Lima making this the largest climate march in the history of Latin America. Regionally, climate change is seen as an environmental, developmental and human rights issue; thus it was no coincidence that the march was planned for December 10 which…

The realities of climate change in Latin America

Español   |   Português As negotiators meet in Lima, Peru for the United Nations climate talks, we take a look at the climate impacts already causing dire consequences throughout the region alongside projected ones mentioned in the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). With 2014 on track to be the…

10 important findings from the IPCC Reports

The final instalment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) is due for release on November 2. The Synthesis Report serves as the capstone aiming to distill, synthesise and integrate the findings of the working group contributions released over this past year. The reports of the three Working Groups over…

People’s Climate Mobilization: A Global Invitation

To change everything, we need everyone. This September, world leaders are coming to New York City to talk about how to address the climate crisis. This is a crucial moment; we’re at a crossroads. We can and must change course by building a new economy through efforts to reconceive corporations and redefine economic progress. We…

People’s Climate Mobilisation: A Global Invitation

To change everything, we need everyone. This September, world leaders are coming to New York City to talk about how to address the climate crisis. This is a crucial moment; we’re at a crossroads. We can and must change course by building a new economy through efforts to reconceive corporations and redefine economic progress. We…