Global Relations

At least we solved the ozone crisis … oh, wait

At least we solved the ozone crisis … oh, wait

Scientists have identified four new man-made gases that may be depleting the ozone layer.

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Obstacles to Climate Change Agreement in Copenhagen

Obstacles to Climate Change Agreement in Copenhagen

Worldfocus interviews Kumi Naidoo on the current status of the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh and the run up to the UN Summit on climate change in Copenhagen.  Naidoo is Chairman of TckTckTck and soon to be Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said failure to reach broad agreement would be morally inexcusable. The […]

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Live Coverage: UN Climate Day and G20 Summit

Live Coverage: UN Climate Day and G20 Summit

Interviews with policy makers and key decision makers. Live coverage and exclusive videos by hundreds of bloggers covering UN Climate Day, G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Climate Week NYC, and more from September 19 to 25, 2009. Courtesy of the Voice Project. Click on the ‘Chat’ button to participate in the conversation: The Voice Project connects […]

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Let Obama Know, Canadians do NOT support Dirty Oil

Let Obama Know, Canadians do NOT support Dirty Oil

From the Dogwood Initiative: Take action. Don’t let Stephen Harper trick President Obama into believing Canadians support dirty oil. During the Bush era many of my American friends were furious and embarrassed that their country was seen by the world as climate criminals – denying global warming, obstructing meaningful action and pushing for the exploitation […]

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50 Creative WWF Campaigns

50 Creative WWF Campaigns

…that Make You Think Twice. While DDB Brazil’s ‘Tsunami ad‘ is offensive, hopefully it does not distract people from what’s important. We are, more often than not, inundated with advertising. But, we do rely on ads to some degree — to be informed, shop and compare, gain perspective, be motivated to act. Sure there is […]

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WWF Condemns Offensive Ad

WWF Condemns Offensive Ad

Tasteless… Appalling… Exploitive… Brutally Obtuse or Powerfully Clever? Dubbed ‘the Tsunami ad’, created by DDB Brazil, includes an image portraying a swarm of planes descending in attack upon the World Trade Center in New York City. The print ad wore the tagline, “the 2004 Tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11″, along with the […]

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Wild Salmon Stocks Collapse in B.C. …

Wild Salmon Stocks Collapse in B.C. …

… while Canadian Ministry Promotes “Sustainable” Aquaculture in Norway.  Media Release by CSRWire.ca: Government officials promote “sustainable” aquaculture in Norway while wild salmon stocks crash at home. (August 17, 2009) Where is Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Gail Shea, at a time when one of Canada’s most important commercial runs of salmon is experiencing […]

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Canada Submits Low Reduction Target to U.N. Climate Talks

Canada Submits Low Reduction Target to U.N. Climate Talks

Delegates at the United Nations climate talks, held August 11-14 in Bonn, submitted CO2 reduction targets that fell short of cuts — between 25 and 40 percent — outlined by a U.N. panel of scientists. Industrialized nations, excluding the U.S., have only planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 15 and 20 percent below 1990-levels […]

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Canada Blocking G8 Summit Climate Goal: Avaaz.org

Canada Blocking G8 Summit Climate Goal: Avaaz.org

The world has just a few months left to agree on a binding global climate treaty. The current Canadian government is, according to Avaaz.org, attempting to eradicate the G8′s climate goal. The G8, meeting in Rome this week, is weighing a pledge to limit global warming below 2 degrees centigrade, the level at which scientists […]

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KYOTOplus: Change Canadian Policy to Adopt Kyoto Protocol

KYOTOplus: Change Canadian Policy to Adopt Kyoto Protocol

A petition by the Council of Canadians for politicians to support the 2nd phase of the Kyoto Protocol this December 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark: KYOTOplus: Climate Action Now!  Petition Faced with climate change and diminishing resources globally, we are at a critical juncture for energy policy. Now, more than ever, we need a Canadian Energy […]

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