COP21 and the carbon market menace

COP21 and the carbon market menace

There is a diplomatic silence over carbon trading at COP21, but a Paris climate agreement could offer a lifeline to carbon ‘offsetting’ schemes, while new rules could help build a global carbon market, writes Oscar Reyes.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
End War(Ming): we need system change, not climate change

End War(Ming): we need system change, not climate change

Following the British parliamentary vote to bomb Syria, Iraq War veteran and peace activist Shawna Foster explains how these kinds of military interventions are linked to fossil fuels and climate change.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
Illustration: Jackie Morris

Cry me a river

A poetic and heartfelt plea to restore a wounded planet. By Suprabha Seshan.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Belle Mellor

Myth 6: Fossil fuels are more economically viable than renewables

Not if you look at the environmental costs, says Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

What's on the table at Paris?

Which proposals should we praise, and which should we protest?

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
You Shell not pass: First Nations activist and singer Audrey Siegl confronts the oil giant’s drilling rig on its way to the Arctic.Photo: Emily Hunter / Greenpeace

Forget Paris?

While politicians drag their feet at climate summits, Jess Worth and Danny Chivers find hope in unexpected places.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
A clear view: Sign on the site of a proposed windfarm in Herefordshire, England.Photo: Alex Ramsay / Alamy

Why the war on wind?

Surveys tell us that the public love wind power, so why do certain countries see such fierce campaigns against it? Helle Abelvik-Lawson investigates.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
Photo: westmillsolar.coop

Take action on renewables

Some ideas and starting points on how you can help build a cleaner, fairer energy future.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
Under the sun: Children shelter beneath a solar panel in Dharnai village.Photo: Vivek M. / Greenpeace

From best to worst: renewable energy around the world

Inspiring examples of democratic, renewable energy – and also how not to do it.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
Renewable energy - the facts

Renewable energy - the facts

How much energy, how it's used and what we really need.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
The London Array, off Britain’s east coast, currently the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.  Jointly owned by E-ON, DONG Energy, UAE-based Masdar and Canadian investment fund La Caisse.Photo: London Array Limited

Whose renewable future?

Is big business poised to capture the renewables revolution? Danny Chivers draws up the battle lines.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
Leave the oil in the soil! Indigenous representatives from communities resisting oil extraction all over the world marched together at the front of the recent 400,000-strong New York climate march.Photo: Jenna Pope / Bold Nebraska

Ending the oil age

Change is coming. Jess Worth examines whether growing pressure for divestment and disruption can knock Big Oil off its perch.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Gleaners recover tonnes of pumpkins such as these at a farm near Southampton, England.Photo: Gleaning Network UK

From bins to bellies

Lydia James uncovers some novel ways to divert food from landfill.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
A Moken child eyes his lunch. The Mergui archipelago, where he lives, is rich in marine biodiversity. With 116 languages, Burma is also a language hotspot.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP/Press Association Images

Of speech and species

Saving languages is good for the environment and for tackling poverty. Suzanne Romaine explains why.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
Will fracking realign the world?

Will fracking realign the world?

Pundits foresee an altered world order brought on by fracked gas and oil. Dinyar Godrej thinks the changes could play out quite differently to the most common predictions.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013
Australian Greens have fought hard for a levy on big polluters.AP Photo/ Rick Rycroft

Australia puts a price on carbon

Climate campaigner Anna Rose welcomes the new levy on big polluters, saying it will push Oz into a far greener framework.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
What price a gliding treefrog in the costing of 'eco-system services' that the Rio+20 process seems to be heading towards?Stockphoto

Big business goes to Rio

With the Earth Summit just days away, Danny Chivers chronicles the urgent battle to stop corporates from hijacking the green agenda.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Bunker Roy shares a joke
with one of his trainee
grandmothers.Bata Bhurji

African grannies go solar

Indian activist Bunker Roy is bringing electric light to rural villages by training up grandmothers as solar engineers, reports Georgia Hanias.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Isa and JohnJack Jordan

Mapping Utopia

It’s time for John Jordan and Isa Fremeaux to turn their dream into reality.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Co-operatives July, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
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