May 16, 2022

How storied artist Mel Chin’s ‘Constant Revolution’ is tackling humanity’s environmental challenges 

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For this MacArthur fellow, art is a powerful tool for addressing complex environmental issues. By Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger / Independent Media Institute I began to grasp the breadth of Mel Chin’s work in 2015 when I included his video document “S.O.S. (Straight off the Street) Reloaded” in the first exhibition that I curated for the art organization No […]

Here’s what the Energy Point CEO is saying about Climate Change

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An Interview with David Draper on Green Energy and Climate Change, gives insight on how we can best tackle and fight global warming and it’s effects. It is clear that Climate Change is the biggest threat to society, the economy and even humanity as we know it – trumping the threat of nuclear war, disease […]

There’s only one essential role humans have on Earth—A humbler perspective could save the World

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While the world’s oceans, nonhuman animals, and plants play starring roles in sustaining our ecosystem, why are we so bent on sabotaging it? By Captain Paul Watson / Independent Media Institute I would like to introduce you to an alternative way of looking at this planet that we live on. We call it planet Earth, […]

‘Climate Change is exacerbating Gender Inequality across the World’: Women and girls at greater risk of Climate Change effects

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Women and Girls are more vulnerable to Climate Change Through research and analysis, Energy Point has found direct links between Climate Change and Gender Inequality. It is now clear that women and girls are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change because of the following reasons: Women and girls make up the majority of the global […]

New World Bank Report notes progress but urges greater resilience efforts for Caribbean countries to address effects of Climate Change and other shocks

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2021 –Strengthening government efficiency, empowering households and businesses, and reducing future risks by improving spatial planning and natural coastal protection are some of the key recommendations to boost the Caribbean’s ability to bounce back from shocks according to a new World Bank flagship report.   The report, 360° Resilience: A Guide to Prepare the […]

What it’s like to watch a harpooned whale die right before your eyes

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Author Paul Watson has no problem with critics calling him and his marine-life-defending colleagues pirates—it’s far better than helplessly standing by and doing nothing in the face of the violence against animals they have witnessed. By Paul Watson / Independent Media Institute In 1975, Robert Hunter and I were the first people to physically block […]

World Bank Delegation meets with OECS Youth Advisory Network

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Friday, October 8, 2021 — Challenges facing the region’s youth were at the fore of an inaugural meeting with the World Bank and the OECS Youth Advisory Network held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The World Bank delegation, led by Country Director for the Caribbean Country Management Unit Lilia Burunciuc, engaged the grouping of young people […]

Huhtamaki climate targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative

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As part of its commitment to its ambitious 2030 Sustainability strategy, Huhtamaki submitted a series of Climate Change mitigation targets in 2020. These have now been approved and validated by the global recognized Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Huhtamaki is committed to limiting the global temperature rise to well-below 2°C in its operations and value chain and […]

To save planet, solve twin crises of climate change and species loss together, say UN scientists

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Some climate solutions can actually harm biodiversity. But there are synergistic solutions that can tackle both issues. By Reynard Loki / Independent Media Institute The natural world is undergoing two enormous crises that are currently threatening the natural world: climate change and biodiversity loss. These crises are intertwined. Climate change is cur­rently impacting 19 percent […]

AOSIS Statement at US Leaders Summit on Climate Change organised by President Joe Biden

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 — President Biden, I thank you for convening this very important gathering to address the most significant threat facing our one planet and our one humanity.  We are grateful that the United States and China have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and we look forward to swift action in their […]