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Young organizers leading chants during the UN Climate Negotiations in Cancun, Mexico. Credit: Orin Langelle/GJEP-GFC

From Kyoto to Copenhagen to Cancun, the United Nation’s climate negotiations have become increasingly ineffective. Despite increasing awareness about the perils of climate change, those in power don’t seem willing to budge.

On this edition, we’ll hear voices from the streets of Cancun and look at where the world might turn for answers.


Ananda Lee Tan, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives U.S. and Canada coordinator; Jasmine Thomas, Carrier Nation member; Jaime Henn, communications director; Michelle Chan, Friends of the Earth Economic Project Policy Director; Daniel T’seleie. K’asho Got’ine First Nation member; Melina Laboucan Massimo, Laboucan Cree First nation member; Nicola Bullard, Focus on the Global South Deputy Director; Pablo Solon, Bolivian Ambassador to the UN; Robert Zoelick, World Bank President; Nnimmo Bassey, Environmental Rights Action Executive Director; Kari Fulton, Youth for Climate Justice activist.

Contributing Producers: Andalusia Knoll and Jeff Conant


From a panel discussion on Reigniting The Climate Justice Movement at the Brower Center in Berkeley California, January 18, 2011.

Michelle Chan, Friends of the Earth Economic Project Policy Director, on the UN Climate negotiations.  What’s at stake in this process?

Rose Braz, Center for Biological Diversity Climate Campaign Director, on how the EPA could use the Clean Air Act to legislate carbon reduction, instead of waiting for Congress on the UN to act.

Ananda Lee Tan, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives U.S. and Canada coordinator, on how a DC centric approach to the climate change has failed, and how organizing wasteworkers and other front line groups has led to significant climate justice victories.

Bill Barclay, Rainforest Action Network Policy Director on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation).

Jamie Henn, East Asia and Communications Director for, on how the movement for climate justice can be more creative in promoting their cause.

Question and Answer session featuring Jamie Henn, Bill Barclay, Ananda Lee Tan, Rose Braz & Michelle Chan; moderated by Tina Gerhardt, COP 16 correspondent for the Nation and Alternet.

For More Information:

Amazon Watch

Background on the Ilisu dam in Turkey

Bolivia on Climate Change

Center for Biological Diversity

Environmental Rights Action

Friends of the Earth

Focus on the Global South

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternative (GAIA)

La Vía Campesina

The No Dirty Energy Campaign

Rainforest Action Network

Articles on the Environment by Tina Gerhardt

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UN REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)

World Bank

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