Mark Thomas Monday 14th July 2003 - New Statseman
If a British company proposed to upgrade and relocate Hell to Ethiopia, new Labour ministers would talk of creating jobs and having a constructive dialogue with Satan.
By Mark Thomas
Without public finance this project cannot go ahead. It is vital to put pressure on key decision makers for financing the BCP, and companies who are involved in the project. Here are some ideas for getting involved:
Outreach and publicity
Organise a speaker meeting- come to speaker training or contact us for support in organizing a meeting about the pipeline. We have information, materials and a range of speakers about different aspects of the pipeline project. If you'd like to be a key motivator in your area, then come along to the speaker training in January
Students - Organize speaker meetings, write letters, ask questions.. and more.. at BP recruitment events, and oppose BP sponsorship in your universities.
A summary of weather news stories from around the world in another record breaking year for climate change.
A YEAR OF CLIMATE CHANGE
2000 WAS A RECORD YEAR FOR NATURAL DISASTERS
The world's largest insurer Munich Re announced that 2000 was another record year for natural disasters. A series of devastating forest fires in the United States caused losses of more than $1 billion. Dry weather and drought in Europe caused losses of more than $300 million when a severe heat wave in May and June 2000 destroyed crops in southeast Europe (Reuters December 29, 2000).
NO OIL FOR WAR!
ARTICLES MAKING THE LINKS BETWEEN OIL AND WAR
'It's About Oil'- The Independent (UK) January 18, 2003
A matter of life, death - and oil. Thursday January 23, 2003- The Guardian
US Oil at the Heart of Iraq Crisis Sunday Herald - 06 October 2002
'It's About Oil'
The Independent (UK) January 18, 2003
CARBON TRADING IS CONTRARY TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
THE LARGEST RESOURCE GRAB IN HISTORY
You can't trade in something unless you own it. When governments and companies "trade" in carbon, they establish de facto property rights over the atmosphere; a commonly held global commons. At no point have these atmospheric property rights been discussed or negotiated - their ownership is established by stealth with every carbon trade.
5th MARCH 2002
Activists from a group calling itself 'Pie in the Sky' part of the Rising Tide UK network (www.risingtide.org.uk *) today strolled into and disrupted a top-level conference on the new market in trading carbon dioxide emissions. The conference, titled 'Emissions Trading Schemes Objectives, Implementation and Future Opportunities', was being held at London's Kensington Palace Hotel.
In February 2002, two carbon trading conferences in Amsterdam and London were disrupted by activists. In February 2002, two carbon trading conferences in Amsterdam and London were disrupted by activists.
CAMPAIGN AGAINST CARBON TRADING
In its Political Statement, Rising Tide says that it opposes emissions trading, carbon sinks, Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation and other false solutions being used as a way to escape responsibility for reductions.
Jutta Kill from Fern
Climate Change recognized as a problem by governments. This led to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 1992. Aim was to stabilize emissions of greenhouse gases.
Governments realised that the convention alone, without binding targets was unable to achieve that goal. After years of negotiations, governments adopted the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, which set out to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in over-developed (=industrialised) countries by 5.2% (compared to 1990 emission levels).
19th FEBRUARY 2002
CARBON TRADING CONFERENCE STOPPED…FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS!
Today in Amsterdam at 9.30am, a conference designed to inform and educate would-be carbon traders was stormed by local climate activists. The opening session, where BP's Head of Climate Change Mark Akhurst was speaking, was interrupted as activists danced into the room in bright blue wigs, blowing horns and whistles and storming the stage. The activists shouted messages like "Trading in pollution is not a solution" and threw carbon credits to bewildered conference participants.