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The Price of Nature: Buying Our Way Out of Climate Chaos?


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Coal plant in Czech Republic (Credit: Red, Green & Blue)

In late November, the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Cancun, Mexico. Most of the solutions being offered will center on carbon trading or cap and trade schemes – in other words, market-based solutions to the problem.  But is there a way to approach the climate crisis other than through the language of economics?

On this edition, a roundtable discussion about alternative ways to both understand, and solve the climate crisis.


Rose Braz, Center for Biological Diversity Climate Campaign Director; Ananda Lee Tan, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives US and Canada campaign coordinator; Iain Boal, social historian & Birkbeck College at the University of London fellow.

For More Information:

Afflicted Powers (book)

Center for Biological Diversity

Climate Justice Now

The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives/The Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance

Lawrence Summers 1991 memo on trade liberalization (Wikipedia)

Mobilization for Climate Justice

Rising Tide North America

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UN-REDD (UN) Collaborative Program on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries


‘Stakes is High’ – by De La Soul

‘Global Warning’ – by Seasunz, J-Bless and

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