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[18 Dec 2009 | Darren Willman | One Comment]
Will a carbon market lead to failure just like financial markets?

At the Klimaforum a few days ago, a session commented on the many false solutions currently being discussed. A major false solution, coming from the Friends of the Earth group in Chile, was carbon markets. This was extremely curious to me, as business has been overwhelmingly unified in its desire for monetizing carbon.

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[18 Dec 2009 | Tiago Pinto Pereira | One Comment]
Flash news: Obama makes a subtle omission…

Having just seen Barack Obama’s speech at the official COP-15 negotiations I have to say the most remarkable aspect of it was a blaring omission…

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[18 Dec 2009 | Tiago Pinto Pereira | No Comment]
Maybe they should have listened….

An impromptu encounter with a representative of the Danish delegation. Interesting revelation

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[18 Dec 2009 | Darren Willman | No Comment]
G-1 Billion Stakeholder Survey! Help us shape the direction of G-1 Billion

G-1 Billion has existed for 2 short months, and while we have createad a great media agency we have also created an amazing platform for future projects or better bigger things. The big question is, what is the direction of G-1 Billion? And for that we have a survey…

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[18 Dec 2009 | Darren Willman | No Comment]
REDD+ Alert

The Support REDD+ Gala was last night, a fantastic event with huge names including Vivienne Westwood, Bianca Jagger, Kevin Conrad, Sir Michael Somare and Jane Goodall. There has been a lot of talk about REDD+ in COP-15, here is the explanation and the “index” of other G-1 Billion articles covering the Support REDD+ Gala.

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[17 Dec 2009 | Darren Willman | One Comment]
Kevin Conrad’s leadership: Humility, Focus, Individuality

Kevin Conrad is the man behind REDD+, a set of steps or mechanism designed to use market/financial incentives in order to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation and forest degradation. Last year, Conrad was named #1 Hero of the Environment for TIME Magazine, 2008. I spoke to Conrad briefly after the Support REDD+ Gala event, and I asked him what it takes to become a leader in environmental issues. I learned three things from him: humility, focus and individuality.

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[17 Dec 2009 | Tiago Pinto Pereira | No Comment]
A new climate finance compact

Tuesday I attended a very rich event at the Klimaforum09 entitled; “A new Climate Finance Compact”. So rich, in fact, that there will be a second posting on one specific section regarding the flow of resources and international monetary institutions. This article looks at the climate debt and both inter-and intra-generational justice, who should be dealing with the money involved from carbon trading and funds-raised as ecological debt as well as the types of projects to who these funds should be allocated. And which ones should not.

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[17 Dec 2009 | Joe Short | No Comment]
Copenhagen’s activist soup kitchens

I think the most positive places here in Copenhagen are the multiple soup kitchens that have sprang up around the city for activists. These act as a place where people can meet, relax, talk and of course get some much needed warm food.

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[17 Dec 2009 | Darren Willman | No Comment]
Jane Goodall speech at last night’s Support REDD+ Gala

Award acceptance speech of Jane Goodall at the Support REDD+ Gala last night. I couldn’t help but record the speech and share it with you all!!

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[17 Dec 2009 | Gabriela Werner | No Comment]
Survival Academy promotes integration of sustainability into business

Santander Banking Group shares sustainability business practices at Survival Academy’s parallel agenda and encounters convergences and complementary skills.