Daily Archives: May 1, 2016

Seattle Draws The Red Line on Vimeo

Today, December 12, 2015, around the world and in here Seattle the people drew the red line. They pledged to take action against the fossil fuel empire. ‪#‎redlines‬ ‪#‎climategames‬ ‪#‎noneshallpass‬

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TED Talk Tim Jackson Economics Of Climate Change


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Uploaded on Jan 3, 2012

Tim Jackson currently serves as the economics commissioner on the UK government’s Sustainable Development Commission and is director of RESOLVE — the Research group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment. After five years as Senior Researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute, he bcame the Professor of Sustainable Development at University of Surrey, and was the first person to hold that title at a UK university. He founded RESOLVE in May 2006 as an nter-disciplinary collaborationacross four areas — CES, psychology, sociology and economics — aiming to develop an understanding of the links between lifestyle, societal values and the environment.

He is also the author of the influential book Propserity Without Growth. He serves as chair to the ‘New Energy Solutions’ Advisory Board for Danish investment company BankInvest and is associate researcher on a Templeton Foundation project on ‘The Pursuit of Happiness.’ Tim is also an award-winning playwright, and his environmental drama The Cry of the Bittern won a Public Awareness of Science Drama Award in 1998. His most recent play, Variations, won the 2007 Grand Prix Marulic and is longlisted for the 2008 Sony Drama award.

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The hard truth about the Paris climate deal.


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Published on Dec 14, 2015

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Dilma Rousseff: Politics, corruption and media barons – The Listening Post (Lead)

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Researchers Say Only Way to Guarantee Enough Food in 2050 Is if the World Turns Vegan

http://ecowatch.com/2016/04/24/world-turn-vegan/

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Climate Change Adaptation Measures with Co mitigation Benefits in the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf Region


IISD Reporting Services / Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)

Published on May 1, 2016

On Friday, 4 December 2015, a side event on climate change adaptation measures with mitigation co-benefits was organized by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) during UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris. Arabian Gulf and Red Sea adaptation actions which aim to conserve and protect marine resources were showcased. The event focused on blue carbon, and the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) efforts on coastal ecosystem-based adaptation.

Produced by Asheline Appleton and filmed/edited by Herman Njoroge Chege.

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Sustainable Transformation – Nordic Experiences of NAMAs as Building Blocks for INDCs


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Published on Apr 30, 2016

The side-event on Sustainable Transformations was held on the first day of the COP21, and provided insights on Nordic Countries’ climate finance support to developing countries. Presenters discussed how nationally driven actions that reduce emissions serve as useful tools to achieving Intended Nationally Determined Contributions in developing counties.

Produced by Dorothy Wanja Nyingi PhD, and filmed/edited by Robin Smith.

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Only Way to Fight Global Climate Change – Fortune

COMMENTARY by Michael Shank April 30, 2016, 2:00 PM EDT

There’s no more time for stalled sustainability measures.

After 170-plus nations signed the Paris climate agreement last week and now with trans-Atlantic trade talks back on President Obama’s agenda, it’s clear that the international community’s trade rules will need to be rethought, revamped, and rewritten if we’re are going to be successful in curbing climate change. When the top emitting countries – United States, China and India, for example – are busying taking each other to court for supporting renewable energy investments, and effectively preventing them from going forward, this significantly hampers our ability to tackle global warming and ramp up the necessary renewable energy to transition the grid.

While India appeals to the World Trade Organization – which ruled in the U.S. government’s favor and demanded a level playing field for foreign solar companies – dangerous precedents are being set, post-Paris climate agreement, that bode ill for countries keen to curb their emissions. The idea that the U.S. – or any of these big three emitters – is serious about a level playing field when it comes to their energy industries holds little merit.

Worldwide, based on the latest figures from the International Energy Agency, the fossil fuel industry – specifically coal, oil, and gas industries – were subsidized to the tune of $550 billion annually. This is four times what the renewable energy industry received. In the United States, the government is subsidizing coal, oil and gas industries at $20 billion a year. And it’s worth noting that President Obama increased these subsidies by 35% since taking office in 2009.

If the United States – or any other country – genuinely wants a WTO-brokered level playing field then it must stop subsidizing the energy industry and that includes oil, coal, and gas. It’s likely Washington D.C. legislators are keeping quiet because oil and gas firms are among the top three biggest lobbying industries contributing to Congress, ranked beside the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, paying hundreds of millions of dollars annually to ensure taxpayer subsidies continue.

See also: How Corporate America Can Support the Paris Climate Deal

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The Importance of Social Science Research for Understanding Climate Change Induced Migration


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Published on Apr 30, 2016

On Tuesday, 1 December 2015, a side event on the importance of social science research for understanding climate change induced migration was organized by the universities of Lund, Hamburg, and Lancaster during UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris. Participants discussed the root causes of climate migration; post-2015 policies to manage human mobility; and climate change and the future research and policy agenda.

Produced by Asheline Appleton and filmed/edited by Herman Njoroge Chege

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AGU Chapman Conference – Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future


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Published on Aug 2, 2013

AGU Chapman Conference – Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future
Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, Colorado, USA – 8-13 June 2013
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The goal of this Chapman Conference is to bring together scholars, social scientists, and journalists to discuss both the history and recent advances in the understanding of climate science and how to communicate that science to policymakers, the media, and society. A research agenda of the conference will focus on the efficacy of scientific communication, with ideas on improved practices arising as an outcome from collaborations spawned at the conference.

This exploration will take place through: 1) discussions covering the history of climate science and successes and failures in communicating scientific ideas to the policy makers and public; 2) an assessment of where we are with respect to current knowledge of climate science and its communication and acceptance by society; 3) a comparison with experiences in other areas producing similar difficulties between scientific knowledge dissemination, societal acceptance of that knowledge, and governance.

For more information, please visit:
http://chapman.agu.org/climatescience/

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