Posts Tagged: carbon trading
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.
The violence playing out in Honduras shows the dark underbelly of the international carbon credit trade.
Is climate change a business opportunity, columnist Laura Carlsen asks, or a chance to change the way we structure our economies and our lives?
The threat of global warming, argues columnist Walden Bello, requires a fundamental shift in the global economic system.
Bush still balks on global warming, Australia changes its tune, and activists insist on climate justice.
Little green (business) men have hijacked the climate debate. Their market-based proposals are out of this world and not in a good way.
Some governments are gambling that the only way to deal with climate change is the massive restructuring of the earth.
While melting ice caps and alarming shifts in ocean currents flashed across the headlines, little progress was made at December's climate change meetings.
By insisting on an ineffectual and inequitable system of international emissions trading, the U.S. is obstructing other nations, courting ecological disaster, and preventing a worldwide economic boom from a transition to clean energy.
The signing of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on Their Destruction in Ottawa, Canada, in December 1997, represents a great arms control and human rights triumph.