|Flagship carbon scheme in jeopardy?Wednesday, 17 April 2013 | BBC World Service|
The European Parliament has voted against proposals to prop up the world's leading carbon trading scheme, designed to reduce CO2 emissions. The price to emit has plummeted to a record low, raising questions about the scheme's future. Italian authorities are told to seize more than $2bn from...
|Why are carbon markets failing?Saturday, 13 April 2013 | Steffen Böhm - The Guardian|
For years we have put our faith in the market to incentivise cleaner technology, and for years the carbon market has been riddled with corruption. It's time to try something else
Carbon markets have lost us more than 15 years in the battle against climate change yet we continue to plough...
|Time to scrap ETS in favour of effective climate measuresThursday, 21 February 2013 | europeanvoice.com|
Calls for the European Union to scrap the ETS.
Wendel Trio and Bernadette Segol last week called for support of “backloading” and subsequent structural reform of the failing emissions-trading system (ETS) (“Turning point for ETS”, 14-20 February).
|EU urged to scrap carbon trading schemeMonday, 18 February 2013 | by Daniel Mason / publicserviceeurope.com|
The European Union's flagship carbon reduction policy has come under fire from campaigners who claim it actually increases emissions and forces ordinary people to bear the costs while polluters make large profits.
In a joint declaration, more than 90 non-governmental organisations...
|EU carbon market boosts emissions, NGOs sayMonday, 18 February 2013 | BY NIKOLAJ NIELSEN / euobserver.com|
Around 75 pro-green NGOs are jointly calling for the EU to scrap its carbon emission-trading scheme (ETS) ahead of a European Parliament vote to reform it.
Set up in 2003, ETS is central to the EU’s carbon reduction plan in its fight against climate change by allowing companies to...
|Video: What’s wrong with the green economy?: Joanna Cabello of Carbon Trade Watch at Rio+20Thursday, 12 July 2012 | Climate Connections|
|From Rio+20--GMO Trees and the Green Economy: Green Deserts for All?Wednesday, 11 July 2012 | GJEP, STOP GE Trees Campaign, WRM, GFC, CTW|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil–While the highly controversial
“Sustainable Energy for All” initiative  is underway today at Energy
Day at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, the
international STOP GE Trees Campaign  is demanding a global ban on
|Cortina de humo: Fondos públicos del Estado español, falsas soluciones..Tuesday, 05 June 2012 | ¿Economía Verde? ¡Futuro Negro!|
ante el cambio climático y economía verde
Presentación de Bea Martínez & Tamra Gilbertson de Carbon Trade Watch.
Presentación (PDF) – Cortinas de humo – Carbon Trade Watch (02.06.2012)
Se ha presentado esta...
|Pueblos selváticos en la encrucijadaThursday, 03 November 2011 | Sally Burch|
30 de octubre, 2011.- Los pueblos que habitan los bosques tropicales son crecientemente sometidos a la seducción, coerción o engaño por parte de poderosos actores, ávidos de los recursos que encierran sus territorios. Hoy lo que provoca la voracidad corporativa es...
|Huhne leads battle in Europe against 'carbon fat cats'Tuesday, 21 June 2011 | Energy & Environmental Management|
As EU environment ministers gather today in Luxembourg, the UK's energy secretary Chris Huhne has proposed a coalition of countries to drive deeper emission cuts in Europe in the face of opposition from carbon-intensive sectors.
The 27 ministers have much to discuss, chief amongst...
|Europese lobby’s beletten reductie van broeikasgassenTuesday, 21 June 2011 | Mondiaal Nieuws|
21 juni 2011 ( MO* ) — De klimaatvoornemens van de EU worden ondermijnd door Europese lobby’s. Zij verzetten zich met hand en tand tegen een verdere reductie van uitstootgassen. Bovendien blijft de EU vasthouden aan milieuonvriendelijke en “valse” oplossingen zoals...
|Industry lobby campaign to weaken EU climate policy revealedMonday, 20 June 2011 | ClickGreen|
Corporate lobbyists have engaged in a concerted assault to weaken EU climate targets and keep hold of a surplus of emissions trading permits worth billions of euros, according to a new report launched today by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and Carbon Trade Watch (CTW).
|Cyber-scam artists disrupt emissions trading across EUWednesday, 03 February 2010 | Leigh Phillips|
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Emissions trading registries in a number of EU countries were shut down on Tuesday (2 February) as a result of a phishing scam tricking traders into giving away their emissions allowances.
Although emissions trading was still able to continue via the European...
|Outsourcing commitments - review of carbon trading bookThursday, 31 December 2009 | Surya P Sethi - Down to Earth|
Book>> Carbon Trading How it Works and Why it Fails • by Tamra Gilbertson and Oscar Reyes • Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Upsala • Can be downloaded
The authors of Carbon Trading How it Works and Why it Fails have done seminal work in exposing...
|EU carbon-trading scheme puts a price on pollutionWednesday, 23 December 2009 | Deutsche Welle|
With climate experts still reeling from the disappointment of the Copenhagen climate summit, negotiations to develop a strong carbon market continue. The European Union's system could set an example for the world.
The European Trading Scheme (ETS), which began its first phase 2005, is...
|Copenhagen talks: “Lies, damn lies and emissions reductions pledges”Tuesday, 15 December 2009 | ESSF - Oscar Reyes|
A dazzling array of delegates from all over the world is in Copenhagen to hammer out a deal on tackling climate change. Oscar Reyes makes sense of the complex negotiations process.
What’s at stake during the two weeks of climate negotiations in Copenhagen?
|What is cap and trade?Tuesday, 15 December 2009 | The Nation - Robert S. Eshelman|
Cap and trade. Clean Development Mechanism. Carbon offsets. This is the language of solving climate change. What are they, though? How do they work? Do they work? And are there alternatives to market-based solutions that might help to reduce global emissions?
|EU emissions trading an 'open door' for crime, Europol saysThursday, 10 December 2009 | Leigh Phillips|
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The EU's flagship mechanism for combatting climate change, the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), has been revealed as a magnet for tax fraud on a grand scale, costing government coffers around €5 billion euros.
In announcing its investigations into the pan-European...
|Carbon ConTuesday, 08 December 2009 | ESSF - Tamra Gilbertson|
How the US forced carbon trading onto the global climate agenda, and why popular movements worldwide have vowed to end this ’false solution" to climate change.
How did you and Carbon Trade Watch identify the issue of carbon trading?
|El comercio del CO2 es una nueva forma de colonialismoSaturday, 21 November 2009 | Joseba Vivanco/Gara|
Estadounidense de origen y residente en Gijón, es una de las fundadoras de Carbon Trade Watch, un proyecto del Transnational Institute (TNI), una red internacional de investigadores. Participa en el proyecto desde 2001 y fue una de las fundadoras del Grupo de Durban por la Justicia...
|Gaur egungo sistemak eskubide atmosferikoak pribatizatzen dituFriday, 20 November 2009 | Ixiar Zubiaurre/berria.info|
TAMRA GILBERTSON. Transnational Instituteko ikerlaria
Garapen bidean dauden herrialdeek euren ekonomiak indartzeko eskubide osoa dutela uste du Gilbertsonek; klima aldaketaren erantzuleak, hala, herrialde industrializatuak direlakoan dago.
|Carbon trading: flying on the trapeze without a netThursday, 19 November 2009 | World Rainforest Movement|
There is nothing like creating a problem for finding a good business opportunity . Or at least this is so for seasoned business men and women. It is thus that behind wars one can easily find the arms business. Behind citizen insecurity -largely resulting from social and economic inequity- is the...
|The great carbon credit con: Why are we paying the Third World to poison its environment?Monday, 01 June 2009 | Nadene Ghouri|
In the fields around this giant chemicals factory in Gujarat, the barren soil smells of paint stripper and the water from the well makes you gag. So why has it been given tens of millions of pounds of taxpayer-funded UN ‘green reward points’, which are traded hungrily on the...
|Polluter Shell paid for CO2 storage in Dutch town of BarendrechtSaturday, 02 May 2009 | Adelei van der Velden|
by Adelei van der Velden, freelance journalist
“If they will really follow through on this ridiculous plan, I will definitely move,” says Anne. She is one of the many angry inhabitants of Barendrecht, a Dutch village at some 15 minutes by train to Rotterdam, Europe’s...
|Britain's big polluters accused of abusing EU's carbon trading schemeTuesday, 27 January 2009 | Terry Macalister|
Britain's biggest polluting companies are abusing a European emissions trading scheme (ETS) designed to tackle global warming by cashing in their carbon credits in order to bolster ailing balance sheets .
The sell-off has helped trigger a collapse in the price of carbon, making it cheaper to...
|The Impacts of Climate Change in AfricaThursday, 24 July 2008 | Real World Radio|
Climate change is a global phenomenon that affects different populations around the world in different ways. In South Africa, for example, there are situations caused by global warming, as in the rest of the African continent.
Siziwe Khanyile, member of environmental organization GroundWork,...
|Carbon Trade Watch in CNNWednesday, 09 July 2008 | CNN|
LONDON, England (CNN)
The evidence seems incontrovertible: If you get on a plane these days, you are almost certainly contributing to climate change.
Dark clouds still hang over the carbon offset industry.
Although arguments vary about the...
|Carbon trading - a European ViewMonday, 07 July 2008 | Tim Marshall / ABC Australia|
Carbon trading is meant to cut emissions, right?
The European emissions trading scheme was introduced in 2005 is the largest in the world.
Kevin Smith from Carbon Trade Watch a project of the Transnational Institute says that so far it has failed to cut emissions.
He also said that power...
|Michael Dorsey on cap and tradeFriday, 06 June 2008 | Counterspin / FAIR|
Media present the cap and trade legislation currently being debated in the U.S. Senate as the green alternative to the voluntary approaches of pro-industry types. But does cap and trade work at reducing global warming causing emissions? And is it the only alternative? We'll talk to Michael...
|BBC radio program on CDM with Jutta Kill and Himanshu ThakkarThursday, 05 June 2008 | BBC|
Good half hour BBC radio program blasting the CDM with material from India and interviews with Jutta Kill, Himanshu Thakkar and others.
Donwload mp3 [12.26mb]
Carbon Trading - Part Two
What can be done about global...
|Environmental failure? - Riz Khan interviews Larry LohmannMonday, 28 April 2008 | Al Jazeera|
Is the carbon emissions trading system failing?
It was set up as the key tool in the fight against global warming and allows companies exceeding their limits on...
|Trading Green: Kevin Smith interview on CNBCWednesday, 16 April 2008 | CNBC|
President Bush is expected to propose a major shift in U.S. policy toward global warming, and Veronique Bugnion, of Point Carbon; Kevin Smith, of Carbon Trade Watch; and CNBC's Sue Herera discuss the issue.
Click to view: www.cnbc.com
***THE VIDEO IS NOT LOADING.. INSTEAD YOU HAVE...
|Climate change solutions: what role for the market? & Equity in energy consumptionSunday, 13 April 2008 | Patrick Bond / LINKS|
Two talks by Patrick Bond, delivered at the Climate Change Social Change Conference, Sydney, April 12, 2008.
Climate change solutions: what role for the market?
Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal; editor of Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil...
|World Bank: Carbon ProfiteerThursday, 10 April 2008 | SEEN|
A report about the World Bank's role in carbon finance from the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network at the Institute for Policy Studies.
You can find it on the IPS website at www.ips-dc.org/reports/
|Norman Phillip of Grangemouth, Scotland, talks about some of the real outcomes of carbon tradingThursday, 20 March 2008 | Celsias|
Leslie Berliant interviews Norman Phillips
The documentary “The Carbon Connection” features the people of two towns, one in Brazil and one in Scotland, that are intimately linked by a carbon trading project of BP Scotland. This interview features a conversation with one of those...
|A Critical Conversation on Carbon Trading presented by the Climate Justice Chicago CoalitionTuesday, 04 March 2008 | CAN TV|
Larry Lohman discusses how carbon trading creates transferable rights to dump carbon, slows the social and technological change, promotes socially and ecologically destructive practices and is ineffective and unjust.
The event was held on March 4,...
|Questioning Cap and TradeFriday, 22 February 2008 | Living on Earth|
Civil rights environmental groups could throw a monkey wrench into California's creation of a trading system for greenhouse gas emissions. Other states often copy California's approach but the grassroots groups say, not so fast. Host Steve Curwood speaks with an economist and an attorney about...
|Greenwashing: Its Not Easy Being GreenSunday, 10 February 2008 | ABC - Australian National Radio|
Program looking at problems with the voluntary market, with Kevin Smith.
'In Europe, one of the most outspoken groups on this issue is Carbon
Trade Watch. It's part of the Transnational Institute, which describes
itself as a European...
|Carbon trading is 'false solution' to global warmingMonday, 04 February 2008 | Cassandra Profita / The Daily Astorian|
Critics speak out on international climate change policy in Astoria
If you thought buying a carbon offset to mitigate your fossil fuel emissions would make the world a better place, think again.
According to Kevin Smith and Tamra Gilbertson, critics of international climate change...
|Durban Group Discusses Carbon Trading and LNG in AstoriaSunday, 03 February 2008 | Tryan Hartill / North Coast Oregon|
Tamra Gilbertson and Kevin Smith speak at the Cannery Pier, Astoria, Oregon
As the battle over Global Warming continues on, many are looking for way cut carbon levels in the atmosphere. Today, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are at about 400 ppm. Before...
|Locus Focus and the Carbon Trade WatchThursday, 31 January 2008 | KBOO, Portland Community Radio|
47:10 minutes (43.19 MB)
Kevin Smith and Tamra Gilbertson, leading critics of international climate change policy and researchers with www.carbontradewatch.org will tell us what's wrong with carbon...
|Los bosques, atrapados en una ‘REDD’ comercialThursday, 24 January 2008 | Tamra Gilbertson / Diagonal|
CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO // GRAN OPOSICIÓN SOCIAL A LAS PROPUESTAS DEL BANCO MUNDIAL
Tamra Gilbertson, es miembro de Carbon Trade Watch, Instituto Transnacional (carbontradewatch.org)
Traducción: Beatriz Martínez / Bali
La propuesta que el Banco Mundial hizo en...
|Carbon DEBITS Now! (The Other Side of Carbon Credits)Wednesday, 23 January 2008 | Ecological Options Network|
Interview with Daphne Wysham
Policy analyst Daphne Wysham, Co-Director, Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (www.seen.org), shows how irrational World Bank investment and 'carbon trading' measures, contradict its own research findings that...
|Interview with Ginting Longgena on carbon trading and BaliFriday, 04 January 2008 | Radio Mundo Real|
Carbon Market: Business of the IFIs and the Industralized Countries
Several international financial institutions (IFIs), especially the World Bank, have been playing a crucial role in the implementation of market policies, particularly carbon trade as a solution to climate...
|Los países ricos dominan las negociaciones en BaliWednesday, 26 December 2007 | Sara Plaza / Diagonal|
CUMBRE DE BALI // A LA BÚSQUEDA DE UN SUSTITUTO PARA EL PROTOCOLO DE KIOTO
El 14 de diciembre concluía la Cumbre de Bali sin conseguir un acuerdo de cifras para reducir las emisiones cuando expire el plazo de Kioto. La reunión estuvo marcada por las presiones de los...
|Critiquing Carbon Trading: Interview with Larry LohmannWednesday, 28 November 2007 | Audioport|
Corporate Watchdog Radio co-hosts Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon speak with Larry Lohmann of the Corner House, a UK-based environmental and human rights NGO, about the book he recently edited, Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatisation and Power. ...
|«Kyotoko Protokoloa negozioa egiteko beste mekanismo bat da»Saturday, 27 October 2007 | Maite Asensio / Berria|
Tamra Gilbertson Transnational Instituteko ekintzaileak dio klima aldaketak baliabideekiko «menpekoago» egingo gaituela. Ekologistak Martxanek antolatutako Nork nori zor? Zor Ekologikoari buruzko Nazioarteko Biltzarrean karbono dioxido gutxiagorekin bizi daitekeen gizarte eredua...
|UK Camp for Climate Action 2007Friday, 18 May 2007 | |
Another End of the World is Possible is a series of captivating video portraits of people taking radical action against the root causes of climate change. Ranging from an activist who occupied an airport's taxi way, to a teacher working with kids on a...
|Carbon Trading: Are we begin Conned?Tuesday, 05 December 2006 | COIN|
Two Degrees 9: Carbon Trading
Interview with Soumitra Ghosh and Kevin Smith.
Download mp3 [25.24mb]
Even though the United States administration decided not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the US left the treaty with a legacy of...
|Liquid Gold: OilMonday, 24 April 2006 | The reasons why|
The reasons why
Liquid Gold: Oil
Resonance 104.4FM, London
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A journey with a drop of oil. From extraction,...
|SlowSmallPeasants' weekly muppet on Resonance 104.4FM, LondonFriday, 19 December 2003 | SlowSmallPeasants|
Climate change (UN conference, milan)
19 Dec 2003
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8 Oct 2003
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