Fossil fuels
COP27 What did COP27 achieve? 

The 27th UN climate change conference ended in Egypt on November 20 with a major outcome – a Loss and Damage fund. However, the cover text does not contain any new commitments on emission cuts or the comprehensive phase down of all fossil fuels 

COP27 Fossil fuel lobby COP 27: Weighty presence of fossil fuel lobbyists raises alarm

Environmental activists and researchers feel that fossil fuel lobbyists being granted access to policymaking processes poses the threat of slowing down climate action

‘Loss and Damage’ is officially on the agenda as COP27 kicks off in Egypt

After a years-long push by the global South, the UN climate conference will discuss funding for loss and damage related to the climate crisis. Over a 100 heads of state are set to address the summit being held in the wake of severe climate disasters from Pakistan to Somalia

Daily Round-up | Iraq gets new prime minister & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at the approval of a new Prime Minister in Iraq, a strike by teachers in Uruguay, activists demanding a greater windfall tax on fossil fuel profits, and the cholera outbreak in west Asia

Wildfires - Europe Protests swell as heat wave and wildfires rage across Europe

While the climate crisis wreaks havoc in the form of heatwaves, forest fires, floods and other extreme events, neoliberal governments continue to put profits before the people and climate

Charges dropped against 4 Wet’suwet’en land defenders in Canada and other stories

Today we look at the continued threats against Wet’suwet’en land defenders in Canada, the killing of 3 Palestinian people in violent Israeli raids, and more

‘Rich countries are pretending they’re responding to climate crisis while blocking real solutions’

Vijay Prashad from Globetrotter speaks to Asad Rehman, Director of War on Want, about why even after 26 climate conferences, little progress has been made in taking concrete climate action

Why our climate isn’t jumping for joy after COP26

The COP26 achieved very little of the urgent demands raised by world leaders and civil society organizations to save the planet as corporate interests reigned supreme

Hindu sect sued for using forced labour at temples across 5 US states and other stories

Today we look at allegations of forced labour against the BAPS sect in the US, the end of Palestinian detainee Miqdad al-Qawasmeh’s hunger strike, and more

Mexico’s Supreme Court ratifies order to halt cultivation of GMO corn and other stories

Today we look at a ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court upholding a ban on GMO corn, ongoing violence against protestors in Swaziland, and more

Norway Elections Conservatives concede defeat as center, left forces advance in Norwegian parliamentary elections

The ruling conservative coalition in Norway led by Erna Solberg lost the parliamentary elections and coalition of the social democratic Labour Party, Centre Party, and the left-wing Socialist Left party is likely to form the new government

Indigenous communities occupy Bonafont bottling plant in Mexico and other stories

Today we look at the struggle against water extraction and pollution by Bonafont in Mexico, anti-government protests in Thailand, and more