Cap and trade is one of the main climate change "solutions" under discussion. In a new nine-minute film, Annie Leonard, creator of The Story of Stuff, offers a warning about what she considers the dangers of cap and trade.
Rich and poor countries are in this together. If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. A climate deal must take into account the Global North’s responsibility for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse pollution and the Global South’s need to move out of poverty. The North must cut back sharply on emissions while the South leapfrogs over the industrial age to clean-energy prosperity.
Money, think tanks, and the scientists-for-hire behind the doubt and denial.
Low-carbon living isn’t a sacrifice. Colin Beavan says it’s the good life.
More and more neighborhoods are making the transition to a climate-friendly community. Has yours?
In Copenhagen, the question of climate equity will be contentious. But communities in the Global South aren’t waiting for an international agreement. They are turning to sustainable, climate-friendly solutions to address a problem they did little to create, but must nonetheless help to solve.
Kumi Naidoo is building a global movement to force world leaders to adopt a binding agreement on climate change. He is executive director of Greenpeace International and chairs TckTckTck, a global campaign for climate action.
"The Energy Learning Curve", a Public Agenda poll, and additional polling data show America's changing attitude to climate action.