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The End of the Age of Coal

On June 29 the world will celebrate the end of the “Age of Coal”. A global day of action will coincide with 350.org’s Global Power Shift Conference in Istanbul. Greenpeace …

BOOK review: Geo-engineering conflicts

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Clive Hamilton, Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering, Yale University Press, 2013, 288pp Many ecological economists know at least one book co-authored in 1997 by Australian …

Africa and climate change: adapting to indifference

By Khadija Sharife.  EJOLT collaborator and investigative journalist Khadija Sharife just published on climate adaptation for Africa in The Africa Report. Here are some excerpts: “The impacts of pollution on vulnerable continents …

The sinking shipping industry: dream or nightmare?

By Nick Meynen. Warren Buffet is bearish on the shipping industry. The Economist blames all sorts of green regulations for their troubled waters. But while the industry presents itself as green and …

Crude Justice & Ecocide in the Niger Delta

By Leah Temper. Oil permeates our existence. From water bottles, plastics, fuels and paints to fertilizers, fabrics and solvents. Yet despite its ubiquity, the reality of the infrastructure behind oil extraction …

BRICS meet for the scramble of Africa (the sequel)

By Nick Meynen. When in 2001 the term BRIC was coined to group emerging economies Brazil, Russia, India and China – nobody saw them as a block challenging the likes …

Carbon markets: the sound of air escaping

By Nick Meynen. Carbon markets do not reduce greenhouse gas emissions, have worked as a subsidy system for polluters, increase social and environmental conflicts, are a playground for fraudulent networks and …

Climate Justice: new hope for radical action on climate change

By Nick Meynen. In the last two decades, momentum for action on climate change rose before 1997 (Kyoto Protocol), and before 2009 (Copenhagen Agreement) – followed by a sharp drop afterwards. …

The Economic and Environmental Costs of Sable Chemicals

By Farai Maguwu With the biggest consumer of electricity in Zimbabwe entering the carbon market – a fertilizer manufacturing plant – questions are raised about the implications for the climate, for …

To Cook a Continent: book review

Instead of asking the question what can be done about or for Africa, Nnimmo Bassey asks a much more pertinent question: what is being done to Africa and how should …

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