FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

March 30, 2012 by  
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If you only see one environmental film this year, let it be The Island President . The subject of Jon Shenk’s documentary is recently deposed President Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed and his low-lying island nation, the Maldives. Shenk’s crew had unfettered access to the charismatic leader from the moment he took office as the country’s first democratically elected president through the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009. Read the rest of FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bonnie cohen , carbon-neutral , Climate Change , cop15 , copenhagen summit , democracy , developing nation , film review , green design , green development , island nation , jon shank , Maldives , mohamed nasheed , radiohead , richard berge , sea level rise , sf green film fest , the island president , UN , United Nations

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If the UN Had a Home Security Unit … (Video)

December 14, 2010 by  
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What if the UN were charged with protecting neighborhoods from burglars, using the same methods it does to protect members of the international community from injustice from other nations? That’s the premise of this Upright Citizens Brigade video that lampoons the limits of the United Nation’s power in resolving internati… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Top UN Climate Chief: Idea of a "Big Bang" Agreement a "Myth" (Video)

September 24, 2010 by  
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Photo via CGI I’d been meaning to write about this statement, made by Christiana Figueres, the new UN Climate Chief, since she made it a couple days ago, at a panel I attended at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.

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Why Conservation Won’t Save the World’s Forests (Video)

September 23, 2010 by  
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Photo via Travelpod Conservation Alone Can’t Save the World’s Forests “Conservation has a place,” says, Bharrat Jagdeo, the president of Guyana. “Despite all [the conservation groups’] good work,” he says, 50% of the world’s forests are gone

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World Nations’ Current ‘Paltry’ Emissions Cuts Will Lead to 3C Rise

April 21, 2010 by  
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Photo via aRecentStudy Those of us that tried to be optimistic about Copenhagen often pointed to the fact that a non-binding treaty was better than no treaty at all, and that the voluntary pledges made by nations to curb their emissions was indeed going to be have an impact.

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Attend Tribeca Film Festival At Home To See "Climate of Change"

April 21, 2010 by  
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A group of middle school students in India protest plastics. Image courtesy of Participant Media.

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Video: RAN’s Names The Copenhagen Accord As Its Greenwash of the Week

April 12, 2010 by  
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Rainforest Action Network has used its “Greenwash of the Week” show to mock the efficacy of The Copenhagen Accord , the deal President Obama is said to have brokered at the international climate talks in Denmark last December. The Accord is viewed by some as weak because it allows for countries to “pledge” their emissions reduction goals, but the countries are not legally bound to meet their pledges.

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Leaked Confidential Document Reveals Obama’s Climate Strategy

April 12, 2010 by  
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Photo via the Guardian The Guardian has obtained a confidential document accidentally left on a hotel computer in Europe by a member of the Obama administration. The British newspaper says it “reveals the US government’s increasingly controversial strategy in the global UN climate talks.” They’ve reproduced the entire document online–but what does the classified paper reveal about US plans for brokering a climate agreement on the international stage

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Israel Prepares to Meet Copenhagen Carbon Goals

March 21, 2010 by  
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The Reading power plant in Tel Aviv, recently converted to burn natural gas instead of crude oil. (photo by Daniel Cherrin) In a sign that it intends to take its climate change commitments seriously, Israel has appointed a high-level committee to find ways to reduce its carbon emissions. However, a controversial reform of the town planning system has many in Israel accusing the government of promoting environmentally destructive policies.

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Lord Stern Says Rich Nations’ Arrogance Did In COP15

March 17, 2010 by  
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photo: Matthew McDermott A new piece over at the BBC details Lord Nicholas Stern ‘s views on the positive and negative outcomes of COP15 . The positive are pretty much familiar: It may not have been quite what had been hoped for, but it was a step forward. The negative is likely to…

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