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In November and December 2015, we covered the real story of the Paris COP21 climate talks — from inside the UN talks and on the streets – reporting the voices and perspectives that the mainstream media usually ignore and giving majority world voices more space to be heard.
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Inside the talks
Recognition of global warming is one thing; taking genuine action is another, writes Nnimmo Bassey.
Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.
The Paris Agreement is being hailed as a great success. But will it deliver climate justice? Danny Chivers and Jess Worth put it to the test.
As rich countries declare ‘ambition’ while racing to weaken the text, some climate justice campaigners are turning their backs on the COP21 negotiations, reports Morgan Curtis.
Yet another draft Paris agreement was released Wednesday, and was immediately renounced by civil society, Adam Greenberg reports.
The ‘high ambition coalition’ is really about undermining developing world groups, argues Nick Dearden.
From the streets
Global South struggles against climate change need to be placed at the heart of our campaigns, writes Samir Dathi.
The Sámi are the indigenous people of Northern Scandinavia and were in Paris with other indigenous to fight for climate justice. Ragnhild Freng Dale explains.
New Internationalist followed the ‘D12’ and ‘redlines’ actions, as people amplified their voices for climate justice.
This New Internationalist photo gallery presents events from frontline struggles against climate change during the Paris climate talks.
An extraordinary gathering of frontline communities in Paris has been presenting evidence of crimes against nature. Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey reports.
Visiting Paris from Gambia, Saiba Suso explains the politics and euphemisms that climate negotiators use and that conceal how the talks impact lives.
The bigger picture
Tabby Spence explores the role of trade unionists in the climate-justice movement.
Cherri Foytlin meets refugees directly affected by climate change.
Things and people that made us smile - and that raised our ire during the Paris climate talks.
A brief illustrated history of the climate negotiations by cartoonist Kate Evans.
The Paris Agreement shows how powerful nations have imposed their will at the climate negotiations, writes Clemente Bautista.
Avaaz is triumphant, but the Paris Agreement promotes the kind of policies that have failed us so far, write Marienna Pope-Weidemann and Samir Dathi.
As climate negotiators in Paris release their final text agreement, millions of hectares of forest are still threatened by coal mining, warns Saskia Ozinga.
Activists in Paris are laying out inspiring visions for a fair and sustainable future – with the help of 196 stolen bank chairs, writes Samir Dathi.
Development in the industrialized world has come at a high price, writes Mohamed Adow.
Naomi Klein speaks with Frank Barat about the limits of the Paris climate talks.
Polluters have been given pride of place at COP21, right next to the national delegations, from openDemocracy.
A major rally in Paris on the eve of the U.N. climate summit was cancelled after authorities banned public protests in the aftermath of this month’s Islamic State terror attacks. But on Sunday, tens of thousands of people formed a human chain stretching for blocks., from Democracy Now!.
Activist says authorities have ‘handed a megaphone to the corporations and taken the megaphone away from the social movements’.
A coalition of vulnerable countries is pushing the global community to adopt a new 1.5 degree global warming target at the ongoing climate talks in Paris, from DESMOGUK.
When the IPCC published their most recent fifth assessment report, something surprising and deeply disturbing was lurking in the small print, from Independent Science News.
Corporate Europe Observatory’s new report on how the energy industry is shaping EU policy.
Birgitta Jonsdottir, the Icelandic Pirate Party Parliamentarian, shares impressions about her visit to France during the climate negotiations.
A pro-corporate spin underpins the euphemisms used in the climate negotiations, writes Jeremy Tager.
My family home is on Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga. For me, climate justice is about protecting my family and where we come from, writes Joseph-Zane Sikulu.
Justin Kenrick meets with Sengwer community's Yator Kiptum and Milka Chepkorir about the meaning of climate justice..
Developed countries are determined to undermine any remnant commitment to justice in this process. Morgan Curtis reports.
Hundreds protested against oil sponsorship at the Louvre and ten were arrested. Jess Worth was in the thick of the action.
No matter the outcome of COP21, London moves forward with campaign for local power, writes Adriana Swain.
Women are rising up across the globe to say, ‘we are not just victims, we are the solution!’, writes Osprey Orielle Lake.
At London’s climate march, the ‘Wretched of the Earth’ bloc, were supposed to lead but the march’s organizers changed their minds. Joshua Virasami and Alexandra Wanjiku Kelbert were there.…
Dinyar Godrej busts the myth wide open...
La Via Campesina’s agro-ecology and food sovereignty offers one possible path toward climate justice, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann in part one of this two part series.
Justin Kenrick meets with Sengwer community’s Yator Kiptum and Milka Chepkorir about the meaning of climate justice.
Paris climate summit
The Paris climate talks are looming. What, if anything, can we hope for? One thing is certain - the summit will not deliver a plan to avert climate disaster. But we must hang on for the ride. This issue, Jess Worth and Danny Chivers look at what’s on the table at COP21, and talk to grassroots organizers looking beyond Paris.
November 2015, Issue 487