REN21 – In this issue News from the Secretariat News from the Network Upcoming Events

Newsletter – December 2013 In this issue News from the Secretariat News from the Network Upcoming Events Subscribe to newsletter Twitter Facebook Dear Reader, Many of us are now back from attending COP19 in Warsaw and are somewhat puzzled by what happened during the climate negotiations. Although the cop was …

From the Guardian: Green groups walk out of UN climate talks

Environment and development groups protest at slow speed and lack of ambition at Warsaw negotiations John Vidal and Fiona Harvey in Warsaw Thursday 21 November 2013 The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/21/mass-walk-out-un-climate-talks-warsaw —- Environment and development groups together with young people, trade unions and social movements walked out of the UN climate talks on …

Doha Climate Summit Ends With No New CO2 Cuts or Funding

By Stephen Leahy DOHA, Qatar, Dec 10 2012 (IPS) – The United Nations climate talks in Doha went a full extra 24 hours and ended without increased cuts in fossil fuel emissions and without financial commitments between 2013 and 2015. “This an incredibly weak deal,” said Samantha Smith representing the …

Renewable Energy Group IPO misses target

Renewable Energy Group IPO misses target Renewable Energy Group, the largest producer of biodiesel in the US, has raised $72 million in its initial public offering, only about two thirds of its target. More >>> Growth in renewables not enough to constrain emissions Renewable energy will grow almost four times …

After Durban: We Must Pull the Emergency Brake Before the 1 Per Cent Drive Us Off the Cliff

Published on Sunday, December 18, 2011 by rabble.ca by Derrick O’Keefe On behalf of Canada, Environment Minister Peter Kent recently spent several days in Durban at the UN climate talks treating the global community like, well, shit — disrespecting her, ignoring her wishes and just generally displaying rude and selfish behaviour. But …

Spectre of Delay Haunts Durban’s Corridors

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 230/091211 Spectre of Delay Haunts Durban’s Corridors Crowd of workers, campaigners and activists gather for all-night vigil to keep UN climate talks alive Durban, 9 December 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement is making a final call on Ministers attending the Durban …

Carbon Markets, Trading Our Future

“Kudos to our British friends for this clear analysis of why Carbon Markets Failed , as I also reported in my “From Rigged Carbon Markets to Green investing”, Hazel Henderson, Editor CARBON MARKETS, TRADING OUR FUTURE New film and report show failures of carbon markets and foresee their collapse Occupy …

Developed nations – led by US, UK and Japan – Try to turn green climate fund into greedy corporate fund

MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday December 1st, 2011 Developed Nations – Led by US, UK and Japan – Try to turn green climate fund into greedy corporate fund. Durban, South Africa, Dec. 1, 2011? Today 163 civil society organisations from 39 countries released a letter exposing an attempt led by the US, …

Voting open in Environmental Finance market survey

Read on for the latest stories on solar finance, the Durban climate talks, sustainable cities, Korea’s emissions caps, WeatherBill’s rebranding, socially responsible investment and more… Voting open in Environmental Finance market survey Voting has opened in the annual Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance market survey – the largest and most …