Japan 2020 Climate Target “Very Difficult” to Meet: Minister

Japan will unlikely be able to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent under 1990 levels by 2020, Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Friday, the clearest sign yet that the world’s number four emitter will have to renege on its 2009 emissions cut pledge. http://www.pointcarbon.com/news/1.1935357   EU leaders set to …

New report reveals advantages of carbon tax above other taxes

We at Ethical Markets support fully these policy proposals, Hazel Henderson, Editor   A groundbreaking report contributed to by Green Budget Europe will be published tomorrow, highlighting the advantages of carbon-energy tax and pricing measures in comparison to indirect and direct taxation for employment and GDP growth. The report shows that, Euro for …

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 …

Press release: Open letter against SPICE: A Trojan Hose for Stratospheric Geoengineering

We at Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) applaud  the leadership of Hands Off Mother Earth in opposing reckless geoengineering. ETC Group News release 27 September 2011 www.etcgroup.org www.econexus.info SAY NO TO THE “TROJAN HOSE” : NO SPICE IN OUR SKIES, SAY ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GROUPS Over 50 concerned groups from …