Joël Foramitti, Marula Tsagkari, Christos Zografos
Moss Graffiti | Image: Kulturlabor Trial&Error, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

A reduction of economic activity is necessary and just – and can lead to human flourishing.

To sustain the natural basis of our life, we must slow down. We have to reduce the amount of extraction, pollution, and waste throughout our economy. This implies less production, less consumption, and probably also less work.
Geoff Dembicki
Greenpeace Southeast Asia executive director Naderev Yeb Saño has long pressed for action against climate change. He led a hunger strike as lead Filipino delegate to the 2013 UN climate summit. Photo: Creative Commons, courtesy

18 Dec 2019

Greenpeace’s Yeb Saño explains what a Philippines human rights investigation means for the fossil fuel industry in Canada.

Four years ago, the Philippines Commission on Human Rights began posing an incendiary question.

Chris Hatch
U.N. security try to clear protesters during a protest at COP25 to draw attention to the climate emergency.. Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. AP Photograph / Paul White

December 15th 2019

The United Nations climate talks went into record overtime and then ended in failure on Sunday. The countries gathered in Madrid for COP25 were unable to agree on the main objectives of the negotiations and kicked the most important decisions down the road to next year’s meeting in Glasgow, Scotland.

Climate Action Network Canada
The media attends a briefing at the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. AP Photo / Manu Fernandez

December 15th 2019

Members and allies of Climate Action Network Canada made the following statements at the conclusion of COP25:

Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada:

“You know something is broken when those demanding climate justice are pushed outside of the climate conference - as hundreds were this week - and those delaying climate action are allowed to stay inside.

Julia Conley
Thousands of demonstrators gather at the Jungfernstieg in Hamburg during one of many Global Climate Strikes in September. (Photo: Axel Heimken/Picture Alliance via Getty Images)

"This is a wake-up call to world leaders that they must take far more decisive action to tackle the climate emergency or risk betraying younger generations further."

As rights groups around the world marked Human Rights Day on Tuesday, Amnesty International released the results of a survey of 10,000 young adults regarding their top global concerns heading into a new decade, reporting that the climate crisis is what a majority of young people see as a major threat to their human rights.

Léon Crémieux
Demonstration against the French government’s pensions counter-reform plans in Marseille, France, December 10, 2019. The slogan reads “work, shop and shut up,” referring to the government’s attitude toward workers. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

December 10, 2019

France has once again entered a phase of large-scale social confrontation.

The Sunday Edition CBC
[Editor: This is a good interview well worth listening to in full.  Monbiot finally declares that capitalism is the problem in dealing with climate change!]


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