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Climate change safeguarded in TPP environment chapter

Climate change safeguarded in TPP environment chapter

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U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly

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Can Brazil Save the Amazon? Deforestation a climate change issue at COP19

Deforestation in the Amazon: photo by Leonardo F. Freitas via The VerbDeforestation in the Amazon: photo by Leonardo F. Freitas via The VerbBrazil's recent efforts to curb its deforestation have all but increased in the past year. Known as the world's lungs, the Amazon is one of the biggest carbon sinks.

COP19: Korolec Goes Missing - Poland sacks environment Minister during talks

Korolec Goes Missing from COP19: photo by Africa Green MediaKorolec Goes Missing from COP19: photo by Africa Green MediaCOP19 took a bizarre turn on Wednesday when Polish COP19 President Marcin Korolec was sacked as minister of the environment after a cabinet reshuffle. The Verb asks why?

COP19: Analysis - The Warsaw Walkout and the Climate Movement

Analysis: The Warsaw Walkout and the Climate Movement

Civil Society NGOs walk out in protest from COP19

FOE climate justice bloc: Photo by Push Europe / FlickrFOE climate justice bloc: Photo by Push Europe / FlickrCivil society organisations are leaving the climate change negotiations today on mass. Members from Greenpeace, Oxfam, WWF, Actionaid, Friends of the Earth, the International Trade Union Confederation and 350.org all started leaving the conference at 2pm. This is an unprecedented action, the first time several major civil society groups have staged a mass walkout.

Friends of the Earth International highlighted that the Warsaw Climate Change negotiations were failing, with Tension high in Warsaw talks as G77+China walk out. The role of Australia and reduced ambition of Japan  have been widely mentioned. Australia and Canada are seen as the major wreckers, but there has been substantial intransigence from much of the developed world to progressing the negotiations forward on finance, ambition, and a loss and damage mechanism. Poland's Coal Summit has shown the fossil fuel corporatism entwined in this COP with widespread dismay at the coal powered negotiations of COP19 and at UNFCCC official Christiania Figueres who gave the keynote speech at the coal summit 

Related: Democracy Now: "Nature Does Not Negotiate": Environmentalists Walk Out of U.N. Climate Summit in Warsaw | "Polluters Talk, We Walk": Civil Society Groups Abandon Warsaw Talks over Inaction on Global Warming | "We Have to Consume Less": Scientists Call For Radical Economic Overhaul to Avert Climate Crisis Analysis: The Warsaw walkout and the Climate Movement

Climate Update #4: Tension high in Warsaw talks as G77+China walk out

Climate Update #4: Tension high in Warsaw talks as G77+China walk out vs climate inaction

 By Tetet Nera-Lauron, 21 November, 2013. Source: IBON International

Warsaw Climate Change negotiations failing warn Friends of the Earth

Climate Justice on the streets but not in COP19: Photo Courtesy Push Europe / Flickr.Climate Justice on the streets but not in COP19: Photo Courtesy Push Europe / Flickr.Reposted from San Fransisco Bay Area Indymedia

COP19: Poor countries walk out of UN climate talks as compensation row rumbles on

Bloc of 132 countries exit Warsaw conference after rich nations refuse to discuss climate change recompense until after 2015

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