Two years ago today, the Norwegian Supreme Court ruled that one of the biggest wind turbine developments in Europe had violated the rights of the Indigenous Sámi reindeer herders in the country.
Amongst the barrage of near-constant lousy news on the climate, from record rain bombs and flooding to relentless heat domes and wildfires, comes historic great news.
After his stunning electoral victory on Sunday in Colombia, Gustavo Petro, a former guerrilla and ex-Mayor of Bogota, has pledged to transition his country off fossil fuels during his time in office.
The New Year is meant to be a time of celebration. A time of hope and renewal. But not so for the First Nation Wet’suwet’en, who are trying to stop the disastrous Coastal Gas Link pipeline being built on their unceded land in British Columbia.
As hundreds are arrested outside the White House demanding urgent action on our climate emergency, the World Health Organization has described climate change as the “single biggest health threat facing humanity,” and called on governments and policymakers to “act with urgency” on the climate and health crises.
The new report shows that Indigenous communities resisting the more than 20 fossil fuel projects analyzed have stopped or delayed greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to at least 25 percent of annual U.S. and Canadian emissions.