Daily Archives: November 22, 2015

Is Obama Walking Into COP21 With An Empty Hand?


TheRealNews

Published on Nov 22, 2015

NYU’s Christian Parenti says international agreements will remain largely symbolic if the Obama administration fails to aggressively push for green economic policies

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Weather Report 2050 – RTE, Ireland


World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Published on Nov 20, 2015

Weather Report 2050 – RTE, Ireland

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Scientists Statement: Against the Assault on Innovative and Creative Thinking


NewsClickin

Published on Nov 20, 2015

Newsclick interviewed Dr T. Jayaraman, Professor at TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) on the joint statement by the scientific fraternity against the raising intolerance in India as he is one of the signatories to the letter. Jayaraman clarified that the motivation behind the scientists has nothing to do with any political affiliations and reminded that this is not the first time scientists are raising their collective voice. They had protested a decade back as well when the Vajpayee government was trying to introduce astrology in academics. He said, some statements from Mr. Modi and some remarks in the last Science Congress are misguiding for the student community. The ideas that creates intolerance in the society is actually the force safeguarding the existing societal issues also. It is not only harmful to the scientific temper but also to women and other marginalised sections in the country.

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UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution against ISIS


RT

Published on Nov 20, 2015

France has proposed a resolution to the UN Security Council on countering Islamic State terrorists in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. The draft was adopted unanimously today in New York.

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EV & N – 200 – CCTV | The Danger of Stifling the Global Call for Climate Action in Paris

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Posted by CCRA on Nov 22, 2015.

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The tragic terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, 13 November have caused the French Government to impose restructions on climate marches. The French government’s concerns for assuring public security are understandable and commendable.  At the same time, it will be a mistake to “outlaw” public marches demanding action on climate change.

If public marches cannot happen in Paris at this moment, climate activists are hoping that public demonstrations can happen elsewhere around the world in solidarity with the global popular demand for effective climate action on the part of governments gathered in Paris for the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties — COP 21.

For ongoing coverage of the forthcoming meetings see:

For information on global  public demonstrations of climate action solidarity, see:

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Join your local march as part of the Global Climate March

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Voices for #ClimateAction


Pavlos Georgiadis

Published on Oct 26, 2015

Citizens can play a major role in putting pressure to the UNFCCC Climate Change negotiations in COP21. Iain Keith, Campaign Director at AVAAZ, speaks about the global mobilisation that is organised on the way to Paris.

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Iain Keith on the Paris climate negotiations


Avaaz

Published on Oct 29, 2015

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People’s Climate March – Wrap-Up


350.org

Published on Jan 13, 2015

Learn more at http://www.peoplesclimate.org

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Nov 29. With Love and Hope. We #ClimateMarch


Avaaz

Published on Nov 18, 2015

On the eve of the most important global climate meeting of our lifetime, hundreds of thousands are hitting the streets worldwide, with love and hope, to show leaders how to lead, and fight for a beautiful, equitable, post-fossil fuel 100% clean energy future. Find your march here: http://globalclimatemarch.org

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Paris climate summit march in doubt after talks deadlock

Authorities are stepping up security for the Paris climate conference, which has been planned since 2011. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Activists object to French government proposals to scale down protest on 29 November amid security fears following terrorist attacks

Arthur Neslen and Fiona Harvey

Tuesday 17 November 2015 09.31 EST Last modified on Tuesday 17 November 2015 10.09 EST

Talks between the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, and campaigners over the fate of a huge march before the forthcoming Paris climate summit have ended without agreement.

In the wake of attacks in Paris last Friday, the French government proposed scaling down the protest from a march on 29 November – which organisers had hoped would draw hundreds of thousands of people – to a stationary rally.

One activist source said organisers would respond flexibly to Fabius’s suggestions, but that a “kettled” rally of 5,000 people held in the Paris suburbs “would not be acceptable”.

The crucial UN climate conference, which has been in planning since 2011, will go ahead with heightened security, President François Hollande has said. But French security forces are understood to favour a blanket ban on public demonstrations around it.

…(read more).

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