All smiles, no substance: delegates at the Paris climate talks gather for a photo shoot.Photo: ConexiónCOP Agencia de noticias

COP21 agreed to a climate-changed world

Recognition of global warming is one thing; taking genuine action is another, writes Nnimmo Bassey.

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COP21 and the invisible jungle of Calais

Cherri Foytlin meets refugees directly affected by climate change.

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What’s hot and what’s not at Paris #COP21

Things and people that made us smile - and that raised our ire during the Paris climate talks.

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'D12' day of action, Paris, France, 12 December 2015.Photo: Yann Levy / 350.org under a Creative Commons Licence

Why we should feel positive about Paris

Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.

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Avaaz greenwashes Paris climate agreement

Avaaz is triumphant, but the Paris Agreement promotes the kind of policies that have failed us so far, write Marienna Pope-Weidemann and Samir Dathi.

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Filipino climate and environmental activists helped mobilize thousands during the global people’s climate march during the weekend before the opening of COP21.Photo by Loi Manalansan/Kalikasan

At COP21, the people and future generations will be failed once again

The Paris Agreement shows how powerful nations have imposed their will at the climate negotiations, writes Clemente Bautista.

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Jenni Laity, a Sámi women from Scandinavia, protesting in solidarity with other Indigenous people outside Total headquarters against tar sands and oil extraction.© Kristian Buus

Sámi grassroots fight for indigenous rights in Paris

The Sámi are the indigenous people of Northern Scandinavia and were in Paris with other indigenous to fight for climate justice. Ragnhild Freng Dale explains.

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Which way after Paris Agreement?

La Via Campesina’s agro-ecology and food sovereignty offers one possible path toward climate justice, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann in part one of this two part series.

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21st century COP out

21st century COP out

A brief illustrated history of the climate negotiations by cartoonist Kate Evans.

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'D12' day of action in Paris, France, 12 December 2015.Photo: Allan Lisner / Indigenous Environment Network

Paris deal: Epic fail on a planetary scale

The Paris Agreement is being hailed as a great success. But will it deliver climate justice? Danny Chivers and Jess Worth put it to the test.

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Clearing for a coal mine, central Kalimantan forest.Photo: IndoMet in the Heart of Borneo under a Creative Commons Licence

Coal’s hidden ‘double whammy’

Millions of hectares of forest are threatened by coal mining, warns Saskia Ozinga.

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Love oil performance. Citizen Climate Summit in Montreuil. A host of organizations, small NGOs, political art events and food stalls set the scene for discussions and debates on climate change as an alternative to the official COP21 in Bourget. The official climate talks in Paris is on and the pressure to come up with a sustainable legally binding is high. In the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks public demonstrations have been banned during the two weeks of climate talks. Copyright: Kristian Buus

COP21: From frontlines to redlines photo gallery

This New Internationalist photo gallery presents events from frontline struggles against climate change during the Paris climate talks.

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Global Village, Paris, France, COP21, December 2015.Photo by Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The Global Village for the Alternative

Activists in Paris are laying out inspiring visions for a fair and sustainable future – with the help of 196 stolen bank chairs, writes Samir Dathi.

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Rwanda is attending the Paris Climate Talks (COP21) and calling for strong action on climate change to reduce temperature increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.Photo: MINIRENA Rwanda under a Creative Commons Licence

Africa’s green, clean, sustainable future

Development in the industrialized world has come at a high price, writes Mohamed Adow.

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In final hours thoughts turn to look at what 'winning' looks like in Paris

As rich countries declare ‘ambition’ while racing to weaken the text, some climate justice campaigners are turning their backs on the COP21 negotiations and looking elsewhere for hope, reports Morgan Curtis.

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We are going backwards, COP21 is the opposite of progress

We are going backwards, COP21 is the opposite of progress

Naomi Klein speaks with Frank Barat about the limits of the Paris climate talks.

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Two good days when crimes against nature were exposed

Two good days when crimes against nature were exposed

An extraordinary gathering of frontline communities in Paris has been presenting evidence of crimes against nature. Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey reports.

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What does COP21 loss and damage mean in human terms?

What does COP21 loss and damage mean in human terms?

Visiting Paris from Gambia, Saiba Suso explains the politics and euphemisms that climate negotiators use and that conceal how the talks impact lives.

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Latest agreement at Paris climate talks ‘nowhere close to good enough’

Latest agreement at Paris climate talks ‘nowhere close to good enough’

Yet another draft Paris agreement was released Wednesday, and was immediately renounced by civil society, Adam Greenberg reports.

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Hundreds gathered by the famous pyramid to spell out ‘FOSSIL FREE CULTURE’ with black umbrellas.Kristian Buus

Art, oil and arrests in Paris

Today, hundreds protested against oil sponsorship at the Louvre and ten were arrested. Jess Worth was in the thick of the action.

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