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Changing the Economics of Climate Injustice

Changing the Economics of Climate Injustice

by Imara Jones on June 2 2014, 9:31AM

The White House’s cap-and-trade plan comes five years after many hoped, but also right when communities of color need it most direly.

Topics: Economic Justice, Environment

Mainstream Green Is Still Too White

Mainstream Green Is Still Too White

by Brentin Mock on April 2 2013, 6:30AM

In Obama’s first term, big environmental groups poured resources into congressional lobbying and corporate connections rather than environmental justice. With climate change back on the legislative table, will history repeat itself?

Topics: Environment

What Hurricane Sandy Should Teach Us About Climate Justice

What Hurricane Sandy Should Teach Us About Climate Justice

by Imara Jones on November 15 2012, 9:24AM

Those who can least bear the brunt of climate change are those feeling its consequences most acutely, both in the U.S. and abroad. But both the “climate gap” and climate change are fixable.

Topics: Economy, Environment

How Our 'Growth' Obsession Drives Inequity, and May Kill Us All

How Our ‘Growth’ Obsession Drives Inequity, and May Kill Us All

by Imara Jones on July 31 2012, 9:35AM

The problem starts with the very thing we use to measure prosperity: GDP. The seemingly arcane data point is leading us into darkness.

Topics: Economic Justice, Environment

The Globe's Not Only Getting Hotter. It's More Unjust and Unstable, Too

The Globe’s Not Only Getting Hotter. It’s More Unjust and Unstable, Too

by Michelle Chen on July 6 2011, 9:32AM

Climate change is wreaking havoc on more than the environment. All over the Global South, it’s creating refugees, sparking conflict over resources and justifying repression.

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs, Global Justice

The Cancun Climate Pact Is Not a Victory for Climate Justice

The Cancun Climate Pact Is Not a Victory for Climate Justice

by Michelle Chen on December 13 2010, 11:36AM

Global Justice columnist Michelle Chen says the Mexico deal only looks like progress because expectations are so low.

Topics: Global Justice

Dispatch From Cancun: Developing Paradise in the Suicide Capital

Dispatch From Cancun: Developing Paradise in the Suicide Capital

by Roberto Lovato on December 3 2010, 10:06AM

As world leaders gather for climate talks on one side of town, Roberto Lovato visits the other, where the turmoil of climate change threatens hearts and minds, too.

Topics: Dispatches, Environment

Lessons from Cochabamba on Borders, Labels and Justice

by Michelle Chen on April 22 2010, 5:50PM

It’s fitting that migration has been a major focus at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which brought thousands from all around the world to gather and discuss the racial, socioeconomic and…

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs, Immigration

Copenhagen and Us

by Rinku Sen on December 16 2009, 1:24PM

Originally published on The Huffington Post Negotiations have resumed in Copenhagen after a walkout by the African delegation on Monday. African governments were concerned with the lack of commitment by rich country governments to reducing their own emissions. This follows…

Topics: Economy, Environment, Global Affairs, News Items, Race and Recession

Shifting Climate, Moving People: Immigration and Climate Justice

by Michelle Chen on December 15 2009, 9:36AM

The impasse in Copenhagen underscores just how interconnected, and perhaps collectively doomed, we all are in the face of global climate change. And like the rapid currents of trade coursing around the globe, environmental destruction is reshaping the flow…

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs, Immigration

System Change Not Climate Change

by Debayani Kar on December 14 2009, 1:18PM

Climate justice activists from around the U.S. led by communities of color were part of the 100,000-strong protest march in Copenhagen this past Saturday. Not surprisingly, such a vibrant display of civil society’s power was responded to with more than…

Topics: Global Affairs

All Politics Is Local: Community Solutions for Climate Justice

by Debayani Kar on December 7 2009, 11:00AM

There’s so much to say about the climate change negotiations beginning in Copenhagen, Denmark today, that there is almost nothing left to be said. We have been facing and continue to face a threat to our planet and way of…

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A Fresh Face at Greenpeace

by Michelle Chen on November 19 2009, 7:10AM

Greenpeace has earned a reputation as the quintessential radical environmental group, facing down oil tankers and crusading against nuclear plants. Today, the organization’s new executive director, a veteran of racial justice struggles in Africa, is tipping the group’s focus…

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs

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