Holding Corporations Accountable for Damaging the Climate

A new report published by the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide concludes that courts in several countries are poised to pursue climate justice. “Some people are profiting enormously from damaging the climate, while others will bear the costs of that climate damage,” says Jennifer Gleason, ELAW Staff Attorney. Jen led a...

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Women activists defy danger to protect the environment

BALI, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Death threats forced award-winning Indonesian environmental activist Aleta Baun to leave her house for a year. Two of Berta Cáceres’ colleagues were murdered, and the Honduran indigenous leader has lost count of how many times she has been detained. Mardiana Deren, an Indonesian nurse campaigning against...

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From Power Past Coal: Oregon Rejects Critical Proposal

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) today rejected a vital permit for Ambre Energy’s proposed Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River. The historic decision deals a severe blow to Ambre Energy’s struggling proposal and marks the first time a Pacific Northwest state agency formally rejects a...

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Environmental Justice Un-Conference on Climate Change

Hosted by the Mize Family Foundation, the Russell Family Foundation, Quixote Foundation, and Bullitt Foundation the Un-Conference will take place on September 18th at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s International District. The Un-Conference will bring together voices from communities at greatest risk of experiencing the negative impacts of a changing climate:...

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From IPCCA: Adivasi, Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities Form Alliance for Food Sovereignty

“The Adivasi (Indigenous Peoples), Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities meet each year to celebrate our movements for Food Sovereignty and build solidarity with one another. This declaration was passed at the 4th Year Annual Food Sovereignty Summit which culminated in the formation of our Alliance for Food Sovereignty.” – Sagari...

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From Global Greengrants: Women’s Rights and Climate Change: What’s the Connection?

People ask me all the time what women’s rights have to do with climate change. While it’s obvious to me that we won’t save the planet without women’s leadership and participation, the environmental and feminist movements seem unrelated and rarely work in concert. Here are the facts: Women make up more...

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From CDE: Diversifying the American Environmental Movement

As the nation continues to diversify, the environmental movement is left with one of the greatestchallenges it will face this century. In order to become an influential and sustainable movement for generations to come, it needs to successfully address its diversity crisis. In this essay,the authors analyze the problem, acknowledge...

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