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Grassroots movements have gotten us to the point where governments can no longer deny climate change is happening. Pip Hinman argues that those movements have to grow to avoid being sucked into false solutions.

deforestation

The idea of trusting the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund with “innovative approaches” to funding arrangements to assist developing countries dealing with the effects of climate change is a recipe for disaster, writes Chris Lang.

Protester holds sign reading ‘Time to be Renew-Albo’

“Australia is back as a constructive, positive and willing climate collaborator,” climate change minister Chris Bowen told COP27. But how true is this, asks Pip Hinman.

Failure born of neoliberal greed is apparent at the COP27 Climate Change Conference in Egypt. Gideon Polya reports.

Latin American leaders use COP27 in Egypt to highlight the global capitalist system as the cause of the climate crisis and demand that rich countries take meaningful action, reports Ben Radford.

A climate protest calling on Labor to stop expanding fossil fuels attracted more than 400 people. Rachel Evans reports.

Tuvalu climate justice

Leaders in the Global South are continuing to lead the way in the fight for far-reaching climate action at COP27, reports Julia Conley.

There are alternatives to the fossil fuel hegemony, argue Christopher Wright, Daniel Nyberg and Vanessa Bowden

 

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in front of Number 10 Downing Street

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s coming to power is a perfect statement of the leader estranged and continentally distant from voters, writes Binoy Kampmark.

New research by The Australia Institute shows an overwhelming majority want governments to take serious action to curb climate change. Isaac Nellist reports.

The climate is changing why arent we

Australia lacks ambition and needs to do more in the global effort to stay below 1.5°C, the United Nations said on the eve of its climate summit in Egypt, reports Pip Hinman.

If the climate was a bank

Ahead of COP27, governments are making a big deal of their pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But even if all the pledges were kept, global warming would still reach catastrophic levels, argues Ben Radford.

Climate protest in Sydney on September 24

An alliance of climate action and environment groups have condemned police intimidation against activists in the lead up to IMARC. Isaac Nellist reports.

Graphic: Viv Miley

At a time when science should be guiding government policy, important climate research is under attack, reports Ben Radford.

The United States public relations firm helping Egypt organise COP27 also works for major oil companies and has been accused of greenwashing on their behalf, report Ben Webster and Lucas Amin.

Solutions to the housing crisis and another on the building the climate movement and defending our right to protest were discussed at Ecosocialism 2022. Jim McIlroy reports.

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