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UN climate talks in Bonn: Progress towards a deal in 2014

The United Nations climate change body said it has made concrete progress towards a new universal agreement on climate change during its latest round of talks which wrapped up today in Germany. “This has been an important meeting because Governments are moving faster now from the stage of exploring options to designing and implementing solutions,” […]

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FILM: Slow Food Story

“They say we are what we eat, but the way we eat is destroying the planet. Fortunately, some people are fighting back,” says Azio Citi, introducing Carlo Petrini in the new documentary Slow Food Story. “But who is Carlo Petrini? He’s my best friend.” Slow Food Story offers a personal account of how the Slow […]

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Film Premiere. Tar sands – To the Ends of the Earth

  MEPs Fiona Hall, Satu Hassi and Linda McAvan together with Friends of the Earth Europe invite you to the premiere of Christopher Walker’s documentary Tar sands – to the ends of the Earth on June 12th at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The documentary follows the efforts by local communities in Madagascar to protect […]

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Bullshitting Climate Change

Starting Copenhagen 2009, abbreviations and acronyms became a source of turmoil amongst participants at the international climate talks. Indeed, UNFCCC communication often goes beyond ridiculous as it abuses dozens of acronyms, whilst apparently all the effort is to keep the climate treaty in a stalemate. “In order to close a FAB deal at the COP/CMP, […]

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Predatory Capitalism Causes Climate Change

All crises, climate crisis included, have been created by ‘predatory capitalism’, stated John Perkins at the Green Festival in Washington, D.C. when he launched his latest book. The root of all this, said the controversial author of ‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man’, lies in the adolescent stance on competition that Americans find deeply embedded […]

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Slow Food’s Petrini on Climate and Food Change

Carlo Petrini, president of Slow Food, speaks about climate change and food security, Central and Eastern Europe and socialism’s heritage. Petrini focused on the manifesto’s eighth point, knowledge transition for climate adaptation. “This is the central point, the most important cultural and political point,” he stated. “Virtuous practices already exist in the cultural biodiversity of […]

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Over 200 Indonesian community leaders speak out against palm oil for biofuels

Hundreds of Indonesian leaders of indigenous communities, farmers’ unions, smallholder organizations, human rights groups and environmental NGOs have signed an […]

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE CASE: EU taken to Court for failing to impose a robust emission reduction plan

A Carpathian shepherd together with other families from Europe and outside are taking the European Parliament and the Council of […]

A Forest Is A Levee

River Dora Riparia in Susa Valley is alpine however with particularities of plain running waters. “We are basically on a […]

Merano, A History Carved with Water

  In an unusual rain pouring cold morning Mayor Paul Rüsch, a rather non-political bonhomme, guided us through the history […]

How Hydropower Turned Hohe Tauern into a National Park

  Nature protection history and ecological hotspots started in the 1970s, says Florian Jurgeit, planner with the Hohe Tauern National […]

Is There Life after Skiing?

  Why do we have to ski all the time?, asks Dominik Siegrist, an actual avid skier and leader of […]