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5 Things You Need to Know From the UN Climate Agreement

The latest round of climate talks just concluded in Lima, Peru after two tense days of overtime negotiations. The talks produced a new document, the Lima Call for Climate Action, that sets up the framework for negotiations on a new climate treaty that will be decided in Paris next year. Overall, however, the talks were... (More...)
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Book Suggestion: Angels by the River

Gus Speth’s story, told in his new book Angels by the River, reminds us all that the work of social change requires constantly thinking anew about old problems. Gus is a member of our US Advisory Council and has been a great supporter of the work to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline and build a... (More...)

What the Global Climate Movement can learn from Latin America

Latin America has a long history of popular movements, whether it be  in the environmental, political or economic context. Today these movements have established themselves as a major social and political force largely shaping regional realities. Below are highlights from conversations with climate activists in Latin America shedding light on the uniqueness of the climate movement in the... (More...)
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December 11, 2014 For Immediate Release 60+ Groups Call for a Climate Review of Energy East Leading environmental organizations & community groups call for the National Energy Board to consider the upstream climate impacts of the pipeline. Full Letter Montreal, QC -­ Today, over 60 environmental and community groups from across Canada sent a letter to Peter... (More...)

For Immediate Release Concordia University First Canadian University to Partially Divest from Fossil Fuels Decision comes amidst rising momentum for student divestment movement across Canada See the full press releases from the Concordia Student Union and Divest Concordia Montreal – This past week Concordia University in Montreal announced it would be divesting $5 million of... (More...)

President Obama’s Strong Words on Keystone XL

The strategy by some oil-soaked Senators to try and approve the Keystone XL pipeline is already backfiring. The last time Congress tried to force the President’s hand on KXL, he sent the project back the drawing board because of concerns over the route in Nebraska. This morning, the President had these strong words for pipeline... (More...)