Canada: Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act Upheld in Ontario Court of Appeal

11 July 2019: a short update on climate legislation in Canada This recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has the potential to create definitive clarity in the difficult subject of proper legislation and climate change. The Court found the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act “constitutional” and within Parliament’s jurisdiction to legislate, i.e. to impose charges … Continue reading Canada: Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act Upheld in Ontario Court of Appeal

Vox: Restoring forests may be one of our most powerful weapons in fighting climate change

Adding 2.2 billion acres of tree cover would capture two-thirds of man-made carbon emissions, a new study found. 10 July 2019; Originally published by the digital website Vox.com, author Umair Irfan  and updated Jul 5, 2019, 12:04pm EDT; re-published under the Creative Commons license. Allowing the earth’s forests to recover could soak up a significant amount of humanity’s … Continue reading Vox: Restoring forests may be one of our most powerful weapons in fighting climate change

Diálogo Chino: Indigenous Communities Take Legal Action over Ecuador’s Largest Mine

7 July 2019: Originally published at Diálogo Chino by Andrés Bermúdez Liévano on July 4, 2019; republished under a Creative Commons license. Local people seek justice through the courts over forced evictions and lack of consultation at Mirador copper mine Ever since more than 30 indigenous households were forcibly evicted by police and security personnel … Continue reading Diálogo Chino: Indigenous Communities Take Legal Action over Ecuador’s Largest Mine

NOAA: “Climate stripes” Graphics Show U.S. Trends by State and County

Published 3 July 2019 at Climate.gov At Climate.gov you can access a new, visually striking collection of “climate stripes” graphics depicting U.S. climate conditions each year from 1895–2018 compared to the 20th-century average. A location’s yearly temperature and precipitation conditions since 1895 are shown as a simple row of colored stripes without dates or numbers. For the yearly temperature … Continue reading NOAA: “Climate stripes” Graphics Show U.S. Trends by State and County

Unearthed.Greenpeace.Org: Oil Majors Withhold Support for Ambitious EU Climate Target 2050

Picture credit: Photo by Zukiman Mohamad from Pexels BP and Shell declined to back a plan to reduce European greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, Unearthed can reveal Originally published on 20 June 2019, link here, author: Lawrence Carter Twitter: @lawrencecarter1 The European Commission says the proposal, which would set an EU-wide target of net zero emissions by … Continue reading Unearthed.Greenpeace.Org: Oil Majors Withhold Support for Ambitious EU Climate Target 2050

HRW: SA Court denies human rights activists access to documents in defamation lawsuit by Mineral Sands Resources

Published by business-humanrights.org on 5 June 2019; Author Khulekani Magubane, Fin24 (South Africa); original article here “Xolobeni lawsuit: Activists Denied Access to Documents for Defamation Defence”, 1 Jun 2019 The Western Cape High Court denied two attorneys and an activist opposing Mineral Sands Resources’ parent company’s plans to mine in Xolobeni access to documents which … Continue reading HRW: SA Court denies human rights activists access to documents in defamation lawsuit by Mineral Sands Resources

Lawyer for Affected by Chevron/Texaco Speaks about the Partnership between UDAPT and The Crowd Versus

English Translation In the personal words of Pablo Fajardo, attorney for the UDAPT Organization, representing the over 30,000 people affected by the oil pollution left behind in Lago Agree, Ecuador: When we decided to make this agreement with The Crowd Versus, we did so after researching the work they do. Certainly, there have been many … Continue reading Lawyer for Affected by Chevron/Texaco Speaks about the Partnership between UDAPT and The Crowd Versus

META: 5 GREEN IDEAS FOR THE EU IN NEXT 5 YEARS

MARIE-AMÉLIE BRUN, Published JUNE 6, 2019, original article here Picture credit: Frank Hui, flickr.com CLIMATE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE EUROPE PROTECTS FEATURED PODCASTS RULE OF LAW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT After the European elections, META has great ideas to help new MEPs and potential Commissioners with five green ideas that could blossom in the next five years. A short … Continue reading META: 5 GREEN IDEAS FOR THE EU IN NEXT 5 YEARS

Nature Cleans Our Mess (Slowly)

Like it or not: our current society is heavily dependent on fossil oil. Together we use the staggering amount of around 100 million barrels per day. Next to increasing global warming by the combustion of oil to CO2, fossil oil has other detrimental environmental effects. Inevitable losses and spills occur in the production, refining and … Continue reading Nature Cleans Our Mess (Slowly)