Why Market-Based Solutions to Climate Change Can Cause More Harm Than Good

A leading environmental activist from Chiapas talks about the threats faced by biofuel plantations, carbon offset programs and more. June 8, 2011 by Jeff Conant, GJEP Communications Director (Cross-Posted from Alternet) When I learned last November that California’s… Read More

New Ruling Puts California Cap and Trade on Permanent Hold

Implications Unclear for Chiapas REDD Program – by Jeff Conant, GJEP Communications Director (May 23, 2011) San Francisco, May 23 – San Francisco’s Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment (CRPE) announced today that it received the judge’s… Read More

Apartheid Housing Posed as Solution to Climate Vulnerability in Chiapas

Article by GJEP Communications Director Jeff Conant Photo by GJEP Co-Director/Strategist Orin Langelle Cross-Posted from UpsideDown World Friday, 13 May 2011 12:25 (To view the article including the photo essay by Orin Langelle, click here) The “Sustainable Rural… Read More

Global Warming Bill Outsources Solutions, Putting the Burden on Poor Communities in California and Mexico

By Jeff Conant, GJEP’s Communications Director Cross-posted from Alternet 4.21.2011 – California leads the United States in energy efficiency, and is often hailed as a global beacon of environmental protection; at the same time, it is the 12th… Read More

Interview with Santiago Martinez of Amador Hernandez, Chiapas

“If I go around selling someone else’s home out from under him, well, he’s going to get angry” Interview by Jeff Conant, GJEP Communications Director. Photo by Orin Langelle, GJEP Co-Director/Strategist Santiago Martinez is a community health worker… Read More

Key Arguments Against REDD fact sheet

Key Arguments Against REDD is a new 3 page fact sheet produced by Carbon Trade Watch with input from Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network.  It spells out numerous arguments why REDD (the international scheme to supposedly… Read More

A Broken Bridge to the Jungle: The California-Chiapas Climate Agreement Opens Old Wounds

Report Back from Journalistic Assignment in Chiapas, Mexico by Jeff Conant, (In addition to being a journalist, Jeff is also Communications Director for Global Justice Ecology Project) When photographer Orin Langelle and I visited Chiapas over the last… Read More

I Believe: ‘Change the system, not the climate’

By Anne Petermann, executive director of the Global Justice Ecology Project Cross-posted from the Burlington Free Press As the polar ice caps melt at an increasingly alarming rate, and rising sea levels threaten billions of people living along… Read More

Z Magazine | Outrage at the UN Cancun Climate Talks

Cover photo: Langelle/GJEP-GFC The February edition of Z Magazine features an article by Global Justice Ecology Project Co-Directors Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle titled,“Activist Outrage at the UN Climate Conference: World Carbon Trade Organization vs. the People and the Planet.”… Read More

Z Magazine | Biodiversity Conference Hijacked

Corporate influence continues to prevent action by Anne Petermann, GJEP (from December 2010 edition of Z Magazine) The UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) tenth Conference of the Parties (COP-10) took place from October 5-29. This, the International… Read More