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The Growing Climate Rights Movement

Alyssa Johl | Posted 10.24.2016 | Green
Alyssa Johl

As the international community prepares for the Paris Climate Agreement to take effect on November 4, there are many reasons to celebrate this histori...

Cities And Businesses Can Contribute to Climate Justice, Too

Sparknews | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green

In 2010, she created the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy on climate justice.

A Patriotic Act Of Faith For Environmental Protection And Climate Justice

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

George Jones is still serving his country. Navy vet (Korea) and lifetime resident of Virginia, Mr. Jones bused to Richmond to take his message of American responsibility to the governor. That message: no new pipelines, no more fracking, enough already with our dependence on fossil fuels.

Five reasons why CEOs of fossil fuel giants must answer to the Filipino people

Jennifer L Morgan | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green
Jennifer L Morgan

For the first time ever, a national human rights body has ordered the world's largest fossil fuel companies to respond to allegations that they have c...

Nation's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching 'Climate Justice'

Bill Bigelow | Posted 07.18.2016 | Education
Bill Bigelow

In May, the Portland, Oregon school board passed the country's first comprehensive "climate justice" resolution. The school board voted unanimously to "abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities," and called for all schools to teach a "climate justice" curriculum.

Nation's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching "Climate Justice"

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

There remains an enormous gulf between the severity of the climate crisis and the attention given the crisis in U.S. schools and in widely used text material.

Climate Action on Campus and Beyond

Christina Bowman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Green
Christina Bowman

Following the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the question of climate ambition turned into one of climate implementation. The Paris Agreement was a s...

From Breaking Free to Converging for Climate Justice

Benjamin Goloff | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Benjamin Goloff

In one extraordinary month, over 30,000 people, spanning every continent except Antarctica, joined together to "Break Free" for climate justice.

Lack of Water Justice Endangers Peace and Good Life: The World Council of Churches Climate Change Meeting

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Rev. Ilkka Sipilainen Albin Hillert, Communication Officer at the World Council of Churches We two theologians, Rev. Dr. Grac...

Climate Change's Hidden Damage

Miraj U. Desai | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Miraj U. Desai

Co-Authored with: Alark Saxena, MBA, PhD Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Director, Yale Him...

Celebrating the Paris Climate Agreement? I'll Take a Rain Check.

Brandon Wu | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Brandon Wu

In New York City this Friday, amidst all sorts of fanfare, world leaders are gathering at a signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement that was f...

Naomi Klein Comes to Michigan

Laura De Palma | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Laura De Palma

This article was co-authored by James Kim, a junior at Troy High School in Michigan. "Transition is inevitable, justice is not"--words, by Quinton Sa...

Prioritize Health of Citizens Over Industrial Lobbies

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

Our day-to-day lives are punctuated by peaks in pollution levels, largely caused by vehicle emissions, that result in serious health problems. We therefore assume with determination our mission to protect public health and the climate.

How Young Feminists are Tackling Climate Justice in 2016

Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha

Let's honor the endurance, commitment and courage of all peoples fighting for their health, livelihoods, environment and communities, and standing up against the climate crisis globally. Let's also acknowledge that there is much left to do.

The Environmental Justice Movement Needs Bernie Sanders to Win

Shoshanna Howard | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Shoshanna Howard

The fight for environmental justice is a long one, and it takes a bold leader like Senator Bernie Sanders to ensure justice will be attained.

Oregon's Healthy Climate Bill Can Lead the State to Greatness

Simon Tam | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Simon Tam

While attention is focused on one battleground state after another to see which political juggernauts will end up at the presidential ballot box, significant change is making its way through city and state legislatures in Oregon.

Naomi Klein on Climate Change: Things Are Getting Meaner, Not Just Hotter

Michael Winship | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Michael Winship

A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein.

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

The Climate Movement Is Dead: A Report Back From COP21

Ducky Slowcode | Posted 12.30.2015 | Green
Ducky Slowcode

Yet again, those of us on the frontlines of climate struggle, the indigenous land defenders, the people of color fighting police brutality, racism, and gentrification in toxic cities, the eco-warriors who put their lives on the line to defend forests, mountains, and swamps have been led astray by our own complacent "vanguard."

Rescuing Home: Climate Change and COP21

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Naomi Faith Bu Leaders must prioritize the common good. Reducing the risks of catastrophic climate change is in the national interes...

The Heart of the Paris Climate Conference (U2 Inspired)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Amanda Hanley

I've been impatiently waiting for the world to come together and combat climate change since the '90s. Knowing the Paris talks would be different this...

A Letter to My Three-Year-Old Daughter About the Paris Climate Agreement

Natalia Caruso | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Natalia Caruso

When I got back home from Paris, I was exhausted, but I couldn't wait to see you. I had been away for weeks, meeting with activist partners from all over the world, women who are leaders in communities on the frontlines of climate change. I was tired, but when I walked through our front door, and you ran to me, I was filled with a new energy: a determination to fight for the future you deserve.

The Paris Agreement: 1.5C to Stay Alive

Bianca Jagger | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Bianca Jagger

When I heard President Hollande mention the critical goal of 1.5°C I knew this would be a different COP. He was the first world leader from a developed country to utter the ceiling of 1.5°C. And the world took notice.

The Paris Agreement: The End of Fossil Fuels Is Near. But Where Is Justice?

Daniel Mittler | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Daniel Mittler

All in all, governments took us a step forward in Paris, especially on making it clear that fossil fuels will be history soon. But even if the Paris Agreement had met all our criteria, it would have only been one stop on the long road to climate justice.

After Paris: The Climate Talks End and the Movement Continues

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.13.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

There are many ways to look at the climate deal coming out of Paris. We can identify with both those who criticize its lack of ambition, and those who are desperate to celebrate its success. Because the real outcome of the agreement isn't contained in the text, but what comes after.