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A message to the Bioneers


Speaking to the 2014 Bioneers Summit Conference in California, our director Jim Shultz talks about how Californian activists and politicians should seek to intervene in global climate politics.
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Getting Action: Frackdown 3 – a few updates

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A snapshot of the fracking situation in the UK, Ireland, and Bolivia

Fracking, Free Trade Agreements, and the Mechanisms of Corporate Power

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TTIP and fracking activists came together on the Oct 11th days of action. It is crucial they continue to do this, and challenge the system of corporate entitlement that stands in the way of both movements.

Getting Action Beyond New York: Shifting the Focus to the South

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There is an opportunity afoot to strengthen justice and global South representation in the climate movement (and here are a couple of resources to help us do it)

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New Report: Movement Strategies for Moving Mountains

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In a new report based on in-depth conversations with activists worldwide we explore opportunities for strategic climate action around COP20 in Lima.

Report: Unfair, Unsustainable, and Under the Radar

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New paper sheds an urgent public light on the system of international investment rules and tribunals corporations use to undermine citizen and government action on urgent social and environmental issues.

Some good news from the climate battlefield…

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Getting Action on Climate: An inspiring and, we hope, valuable series of profiles on global climate activism. Check the blog to find out more…

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