Issues / Environment
With the latest green finance talks in Songdo, wealthy countries have taken another step toward financializing the world's response to climate change.
The lesson from the streets of Brazil, Turkey, and the Arab world is to avoid underestimating social movements still in their infancy.
The carbon trade doesn't just fail to address climate change. In countries like Honduras, it funnels cash to notorious human rights abusers and threatens vital resources.
Hope and history are sisters: one looks forward and one looks back, and they make the world spacious enough to move through freely.
What if the unipolar moment turns out to be a planetary moment in which previously distinct imperial events fuse into a single disastrous system?
An elite group of developed countries appears to be on the brink of instigating yet another corporate handout and big bank giveaway--this time in the name of fighting climate change.
An organization intended, in part, to assess coastal protection and geo-hazards seems, instead, to be working on behalf of Lockheed Martin.
Dr. Vandana Shiva talks about GMOs, the militarization of agriculture, the politics of occupation, and the primacy of biodiversity.
Climate change, global warming, extreme weather -- call it what you will -- is the obvious deal-breaker in human, if not planetary, history.
By refusing to make any firm commitments at the Doha summit to deliver money over the next decade, industrialized countries are effectively relegating the GCF to irrelevance.