Alan Burns from the Charlotte Friends Meeting (U.S.) runs a website called ThinkGlobalGreen, which he updates regularly with climate news from around the world. An article about how his website came to exist was published in Quaker Earthcare Witness magazine. He keeps up to date on climate action lawsuits against world governments, such as the Juliana lawsuit (where young people aged between nine and 20 claim the federal government has promoted fossil fuel production, worsening climate change and therefore violating their constitutional right to life, liberty and property) that is at last going to trial, possibly late this year.
There is a weekly newsdesk page which gets updated each Saturday for the latest climate action news.
The COP23 which took place last month brought to light an important aspect of the struggle to stop climate change: governments agreed to integrate gender equality as a guiding principle for climate action by adopting the first UN Climate Gender Action Plan. This aims to highlight the role of women in climate action and advance gender-responsive national and international climate policy work.
To read the full article by QUNO Geneva’s Isobel Edwards click here.
This booklet asks how we understand ownership of the earth’s natural resources in a sustainable and equitable way. Ownership in the new economy is the sixth booklet in QPSW’s new economy series. It aims to help Quakers and others explore alternatives to our current economic system.
This paper outlines four key areas that QCEA, along with 11 other NGOs, believes that European Union institutions should work on to ensure a comprehensive European circular economy. Click here to read the paper.
QCEA is concerned that this roadmap on the energy-from-waste communication could undermine the European Union’s laudable attempts to transition to a circular economy. Their response outlines a number of our concerns: overcapacity and lock-ins, waste prevention and eco-design, and energy inefficiency and climate. Read their full feedback here.
Eleven NGOs working on the circular economy, including the Quaker Council for European Affairs, have come together to sign a statement outlining the 10 improvements that need to be made to the European Commission’s waste proposals, to get the Circular Economy package back on track. Read the full document here.