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The German Energy Transition

In a recent posting, John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance lays out three clear drivers for why Germans are going renewable at all costs.  He lauds their focus on bills (rather than rates), a clear long term energy policy, and the widespread participation in the energy economy facilitated by feed-in tariffs.


3 reasons why New Zealand has the best-designed government in the world

By , on  On Saturday, September 20th, New Zealand held its 51st general election, in which the center-right National Party and its leader, Prime Minister John Key, made some modest gains. If this all sounds rather dull — a country of less than 5 million people having an election in which no power changes hands — that's fair enough.


The Benefits of Easing Climate Change

By Eduardo Porter, New York TimesOn Tuesday, more than 100 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to open a climate summit meeting that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes will provide momentum to a new round of negotiations toward a global environmental agreement to be signed in Paris next year.


Errors and Emissions: Could Fighting Global Warming Be Cheap and Free?

Paul Krugman, NYTThis just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free. But will anyone believe the good news?


The overwhelming emergency of the time is global warming

Greens Leader Christine Milne speaks to the Greens' urgency motion, on the need for the Prime Minister to attend the United Nations Climate Summit, and to recognise that Australia's emissions reduction target is inadequate.

Join The People's Climate March

The planet is on track to heat up two degrees in our lifetimes. Unless we do something the devastating fires, droughts and floods already destroying homes and lives, will be worse still. That's why we need the People’s Climate March on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of September to be the biggest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen. Millions will march around the world in support for ambitious action on climate change, as leaders gather in New York for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s emergency climate summit. You can make it happen. Get your friends along and go to a People’s Climate March event near you.

Supermarket store is entirely powered by food waste

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has now created the first outlet in the country to be powered solely through organic waste products.

Village level Disaster Risk and Reduction Management process by Greens PH

Greens PH (Partido Kalikasan)'s Village-level Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (VDRRM) program highlights the low levels of public participation and familiarity with the Philippine's Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) law.  Moreover, Greens PH's National Chairperson, Kiko C.


Global decline of wildlife linked to child slavery

New research suggests the global decline in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

Ecologists say the shortage of wild animals means that in many countries more labour is now needed to find food.


Japan’s Break With Peace



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