Bali Carbon Cover-Up

December 17th, 2007


Earthbeat today features talks and interviews with leaders from the developing world who participated in the Bali climate negotiations. We’ll hear from Walden Bello of Focus on the Global South – Vicki Tauli-Corpuz, chair of the U.N.’s permanent forum on indigenous peoples – Martin Khor of Third World Network – and the Argentinian director of the Academy of Environmental Sciences, Raul Estrada Oyuela.

The perspectives you will hear will be different from that covered thus far in the mainstream media in the U.S. – a refrain focused on justice for the indigenous peoples and the poor from the global South – a critique of the way carbon trading has taken over the negotiations rather than actual emissions reductions – a critical discussion of the role of the World Bank in the climate talks – and a contemplation of the many challenges facing developing countries as the wealthy countries push so-called ‘climate solutions’ that may make matters worse for the poor.

Daphne Wysham’s commentary on the Bali meeting is published in The Nation.

If you’d like to hear this edition of Earthbeat – please send us an e-mail

Photos by Ben Powless of the Indigenous Environmental Network.


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