An equipment malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea off the coast in Croatia last week, wreaking havoc on the local environment and creating panic among locals.
For the last two weeks people across the globe protested to end the use of fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy for one reason- put an end to the devastating effects of climate change. Today, the people of Turkey joined the Break Free actions and drew their red lines in Aliaga, Izmir protesting against… Read More Protests in Izmir — “STOP” coal plants in Turkey
As the climate talks roll on in Paris, there’s a certain smell in the air. It isn’t the apples or chocolate being handed out at the entrance to the conference centre, nor the popular free coffees being handed out by the German government. It’s the smell of greenwashing. And this isn’t the first time.
As we are moving closer to the possibility of an international climate agreement at COP21 in Paris this December, many countries still seem to be playing a dangerous game of dress ups. Perhaps one of the best examples is Turkey, a country that so far seems to support the long-term goal of the climate agreement… Read More Turkey and its double standards in the climate negotiations
Delegations from countries all over the world gathered at the UNFCCC Bonn climate change negotiations last week to do one thing – agree on a text they can all agree on. You can imagine there was a lot of promise on cutting emissions, and while some are perfectly clear on how they plan to do… Read More Abandoning fossil fuels to clear the air in the Balkans
As climate change negotiations are finishing up in Bonn, and the fate of the world is decided by the content of a text of an international agreement on climate, elsewhere in the world the fate of 9 million war refugees is being decided by forces that they cannot control.
Offset measures are the latest trend for damage control in biodiversity hotspots. But, are we really using them as a last resort and is it possible offsets will only bring more changes in climate!?