The Robin Hood Tax

Is it really that easy? Yes it is! But if a push for the “tobin tax” fails, it could ultimately show us how fucked up humankind is. I have still (a little bit of) hope. Please sign and share this! THE ROBIN HOOD TAX. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYtNwmXKIvM&hl=en_US&fs=1&]

SDRs from the IMF for Climate Financing?

Please take note of this insightful blog from Liane, co-head of the Washington office of the hbf. The IMFs Sales Pitch for Climate SDRs Published on 05.02.2010 by Liane Schalatek In the past, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has often been accussed of “mission grab” –its attempt to gain legitimacy, relevance and more international power […]

Who is on board?

The “soft deadline” passed this weekend and 31 countries representing almost 3/4th of global emissions have signed the Copenhagen Accord and put in their numbers. THE numbers: how much they want to reduce their emissions. Interestingly, the big players (US, China, EU) are there together with the rather small guys (Bangladesh, Samoa, Costa Rica). Sadly, […]

Massachusetts Murder!

A Letter to Massachusetts: Dear Swing-voters in Massachusetts, you indeed have a reason to end a decade-long rule by one party over the Senate seat that was filled last week. Even more taking into account that your informal royal family – the Kennedys – have taken this spot for so long. Despite me being a […]

Greenwashed Snowmens in Berlin

One year ago, I reported from a wonderful civil-society action that took place in the beatiful town of Uppsala, where snowmen demonstrated against climate change: “Snögubbar mit klimatförandringar“. This past weekend, the energy company ENTEGA, which is in part owned by German coal-giant and oligarchist E.ON – one of Europes dirtiest energy-producers – called in […]

New smart model fails in Ecuador

Some days ago, the President of Ecuador officially said that their model of saving their precious and valuable rainforests has failed as not enough money was collected. Raffael Correa has pledged in2007 to keep a total of 850 Barrel crude oil in the ground below the Yasuni Rainforest if the Western Nations pay what Ecuador […]

We have a deal (but what kind of deal)?

Some voices are standing opposite to what the media was collaborating today. The Green politician Hermann Ott told the German newspaper “Taz” that a political binding agreement was already hammered out between the USA and China. Supposedly, 24% will be the amount that developed countries want to mitigate until 2020 – calculating the loopholes this […]