Posts Tagged "durban"

ELCIC letter to Minister Kent re. Canada’s withdrawal from Kyoto Protocol

December 15, 2011

The Rev. Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), has written to  Minister of the Environment Peter Kent expressing her disappointment and concern over the recent decision of the government to withdraw Canada from…

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Kyoto Withdrawal Diminishes Canada

December 14, 2011

Environment Minister Peter Kent’s announcement of Canada’s withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol not only tarnishes our international reputation but also betrays the efforts of the thousands of Canadians who worked long and hard for Canada to ratify the only legal…

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Too Little, Too Late

December 12, 2011

By John Dillon Politicians are portraying the outcome of the Durban climate conference as a “success” because they have agreed to keep on talking in the hope of arriving at a legally binding pact by 2015 that would take effect…

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Backwards to Climate Chaos or Forwards to Climate Action?

December 8, 2011

By John Dillon Environment Minister Peter Kent wants out of the Kyoto Protocol (KP), which he describes as “ineffective and unfair because the major emerging economies [particularly China and India], still want to consider themselves … to be developing countries.”…

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Primate’s Statement: A call to action for the love of creation

December 7, 2011

“We believe that we show our respect for God’s creation by working for a climate treaty that is morally and legally binding… As people “striving to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth,…

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Rallying for Climate Justice!

December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4 By Caroline Foster The climate justice rally was one of the highlights of my time in Durban so far.  Although mixed reports are coming in on the actual number of participants (anywhere from 3,000 to 20,000), thousands…

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Is Canada Placing Conditions on Climate Adaptation Funding?

December 2, 2011

By John Dillon Environment Minister Peter Kent maintains that Canada is refusing to commit to further greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions under the Kyoto Protocol (KP) because the KP only applies to developed countries. He says developing and emerging countries…

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Beauty and Struggle in Durban

November 29, 2011

I arrived in Durban on Saturday as a delegate to the youth conference Youth for Eco-Justice. The program is hosted by the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation. It brings together youth from around the world who are working on…

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Farmers Cool the Earth

November 28, 2011

One of my most vivid memories from last year’s UN climate conference at Cancún is a banner that said: “Farmers Cool the Earth.” It was strung up at an encampment organized by Via Campesina, a global network of small farmer…

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KAIROS Staff head to COP 17, UN Climate Change Conference in Durban

November 17, 2011

Jim Davis and Caroline Foster are imminently heading to Durban COP 17.  John Dillon, who’s staying home, will be following Durban outcomes closely. Amidst the hurly-burly of organizing their departures, KAIROS staffers gave us a sentence (or so) each on…

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Policy Briefing Paper #28: Is Durban the world’s last, best hope to avoid climate disaster?

November 13, 2011

“Our Mother Earth is ill. The development model of unlimited economic growth and overconsumption has broken the balance between human beings and the envi-ronment. The current proposals on the table in the nego-tiations are not enough to stop climate change….

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