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Militarization of the Arctic continues

While global warming unlocks a host of new treasures and trade routes in the Arctic, the region is facing steady militarization. The article gives a comprehensive update about  policies and strategies of the circumpolar nations Russia, Denmark, Canada and Norway today and in the future. By Roderick Kefferpütz

From Money to Metals

Despite the current financial "crisis" investors are pouring money into mining companies and projects, with potentially negative consequences for thousands of communities around the world. Launched in 2008, and now available as a regularly-updated data base, "From Money to Metals" is a vital resource to discover who is funding what, and where, in one of the most potentially destructive of all global industries. By Nostromo Research, 2009. more»

Eni's New Investment in Tar Sands and Palm Oil in the Congo Basin

Eni's plannned exploitation of tar sands and palm oil in the Republic of Congo poses huge risks for one of world’s poorest countries and will worsen runaway climate change. G8 Civil society groups and their African partners are critizising, that the project contradicts G8 climate Policy under Italian Presidency.

Log, Stock and Barrel - Financial Institutions in the Resource Sector

Financial institutions play a major role in the exploitation and trade of natural resources. Over the years activists and organisations worldwide have used a variety of strategies to address these issues. The objective of the dossier Log, Stock and Barrel - Financial Institutions in the Resource Sector is to collect information on financial institutions, their role in the resource sector, and put together mechanisms, tools and strategies to address policy issues.

People's Water Forum Declaration - Istanbul, 2009

In its final declaration the People's Water Forum has condemned the proceedings of the 5th World Water Forum and called to "delegitimise this false, corporate driven World Water Forum and to give voice to the positive agenda of the global water justice movements."

Climate Change and Energy as Security Threats

In the coming years, NATO will surely respond to international crises. Yet, NATO’s strategy should also take into account the two dominant security threats currently shaping the state of the planet: global climate change and energy security. By Sherri Goodman and David Catarious

Russia and the West

Putin's state visit in the U.S. and the current tensions between the blocks. A plea for greater civil society contacts from June 2007. By Ralf Fücks

Topic: Equity / Justice

Twenty per cent of the world population consume 80% of the world’s resources and contribute 80% of total carbon emissions. These 20% live in the richest industrial nations, which also have the capacities and the resources to deal with climate change appropriately, but are least affected by the consequences.

The climate, energy and resource crisis: ways out and wrong tracks

Even antagonists have realised that ecology and economy are inextricably linked and that sustainable policy is politically realistic. A responsible resource policy with a view to climate change is not only becoming more important, but is the best protection against the threat of a lack of resources.

New Finance for Climate Change and the Environment

The study analyses the numerous climate funds and the impact these funds will have on a fair, efficient, equitable and co-ordinated global response to the pressing financial needs of worldwide climate mitigation and adaption efforts. By Gareth Porter, Neil Bird, Nanki Kaur, and Leo Peskett

Global Greens 2008: Greens gather at a world congress in Brazil

Over 500 delegates from all world continents gathered at São Paulo for the Global Greens conference from May 1st to 4th, 2008. The conference focused on political, social, economic and ecological aspects of the climate crisis. The Heinrich Böll Foundation hosted two events within the conference programme.