World Social Forum – 26-30 March 2013

The World Social Forum DIgnity-Karama will take place in Tunis, 26 30 March 2013. The active involvement of movements, organizations, trade unions, platforms and networks from Tunisia, Maghreb, Machrek, Sub-saharan African, Americas, Europe and from all over the world allows us to hope for a successful, popular and dynamic Forum. Continue reading

From Platform to Gateway: where do we stand now as Doha climate talks end?

By Madiba Sillah, 20 December 2012: This year’s COP, the 18th since its birth, held in Doha, Qatar attracted more than 17,000 participants from all over the world that hoped to make progress, on new global climate deal. However, in the final analysis, the meeting ended on a low note. Despite success in the extension of the Kyoto commitment, the UN talks outcome remains insufficient to put the world on track to fight against the rising temperatures that are shifting weather patterns, melting glaciers and raising sea levels; all of them threats to sustainability. Continue reading

6e FORUM SOCIAL AFRICAIN “L’Afrique des Peuples en marche pour un Autre monde de Justice sociale, d’Egalité, de Démocratie et de Paix»

Le Comité Local d’Organisation de la 6e Edition du Forum Social Africain a le réel plaisir de vous faire part de la tenue du 6e Forum Social africain à Kinshasa, du 17 au 20 janvier 2013, sur le site du Jardin Botanique. Vous y êtes cordialement invité !

La participation au Forum Social africain est gratuite et libre ! Les personnes et organisations intéressées sont appelées à se signaler au secrétariat du Forum à l’adresse e-mail forumsocialcongolais@gmail.com ou en appelant au +243990023637. Continue reading

Doha: Mise en garde contre le blocage des négociations

PANA. 8 Decembre 2012: Le principal négociateur pour l’Afrique à Doha met en garde contre le blocage des négociations – Le principal négociateur de l’Afrique, Emmanuel Dlamini, a averti que l’incapacité à trouver un accord pour régir l’action future contre le changement climatique à travers le monde va déboucher sur une perte de crédibilité permanente pour les parties. Continue reading

Youth Call for ‘Change of Course’ to Solve Climate Crisis

By Isolda Agazzi

December 11: While world leaders were wrapping up the United Nations conference on climate change (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar this past weekend with the annual vague promise to tackle the enormous crises brought on by extreme weather and global warming, a delegation of youth gathered far from the high-level conference halls to say “no” to advocacy without action. Continue reading

Climate Change Hits Pacific Islands

Karibati Climate activist Wanita Limpus. Credit Catherine Wilson/IPS

BRISBANE, Australia, Oct 1 2012 (IPS) – Climate activist Wanita Limpus, from the low-lying island nation of Kiribati in the Central Pacific Ocean, says the outcome of the Rio+20 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in June was a serious letdown for small, developing island states.Half of the 10 million people of the Pacific islands reside within 1.5 km of the coastline, and climate change and rising sea levels are a reality threatening human security now. Continue reading