Environmental federation Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) issued on Monday from Paris, France, a press release where Jagoda Munic, FoEI´s Chair, said that the richest countries are not committed to adopt the necessary measures to prevent irreversible climate change and protect the people from the impacts of this crisis, despite what leaders say at the COP 21.
Today, Young Friends of the Earth Europe, together with other climate justice youth groups, organised an action at the UN climate talks in Paris, France, criticising developed countries for their attempts to remove historical responsibility from a potential global agreement. The groups urged developed countries to recognise their role in causing and fueling climate change, and to do their "fair share" in tackling it.
The Pinocchio Awards are only 2 days away, in which a winner will be chosen in each category of greenwashing, lobbying, and local impacts. Radio Mundo Real has interviewed Malika Peyraut, from Friends of the Earth in France to discuss the corporate giant, Engie, who has been nominated for a greenwashing Pinocchio Award.
“We have to stay focused on the message we want to send which is the message of climate justice”, said environmental activist Malika Peyraut of Friends of the Earth France in an interview with Real World Radio on Monday, after the demonstration that yesterday brought together 10000 people in a “human chain” in Paris.
Neither the fear nor the threat of repression in a country under a state of emergency prevented 10,000 people from demonstrating on the streets of Paris on Sunday, forming a “human chain” and demanding the UN COP 21 on Climate Change that was starting in that city to urgently and effectively address the climate crisis.
Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in several cities around the world to demand governments to adopt the necessary measures to face the climate crisis at the UN COP 21 on Climate Change, that started yesterday in Paris, France.
“The investor-state dispute settlement puts companies’ rights ahead of human rights. Its effects are devastating for developing nations – we must abolish it”, wrote Alfred de Zayas, United Nations' Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, in an article published by The Guardian on November 16th.
Academic Katherine Reilly, assistant professor at the Communications School of Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Master´s Degree Student Belén Febres Cordero of the same university, have just published their paper "Real World Radio (2003-2013): the role of communication in resistance in the changing geopolitical framework of Latin America" (below, in Spanish).
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