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Why polluters must be made to pay

air pollution

It is a known fact that man is a selfish being – even right from the womb. We are always concerned about meeting our needs without considering whose ox is gored. At first, we burned what was above the earth surface which is wood, peat and animal dung. During this time, everything was in control, because energy released could be ...

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Polluters’ double standards: Impediment to COP22

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As climate activists, negotiators, policy makers, and world leaders warm up in anticipation for the COP22 climate negotiations slated for November in Marrakech, Morroco, there is wide apprehension that pro-fossil fuels negotiators are busy scheming their usual shenanigans deals – observers believe is capable of truncating successful conduct of the global summit. Based on past antecedents, Conferences of the Parties ...

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Time to ban polluters from climate negotiations

Fossil fuel pollution

The word “fossil” is derived from Latin and primarily means, “dug up”. However, it is important we know that the old forests, which had been pressed into coal and the ocean life that was pressed into oil over millions of years back, are what is known as “fossil fuels” today. Fossil fuel industry, on the other hand, specialises in the ...

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Between subsidising polluters and thieves

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The movement against subsidising the fossil fuel industry continues to grow and is an integral part of the keep-it-in-the-ground struggle. However, in places like Nigeria, contentious subsidies are those related to the importation of petroleum products. The debate is yet to fully focus on the cost of production and related malfeasances. The last mass national mobilisation in Nigeria happened in January 2012 ...

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UNFCCC asked to kick big polluters out of climate policy

As the Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came to a close last week, Corporate Accountability International delivered a resounding call to the parties of the UNFCCC on behalf of hundreds of other organizations and hundreds of thousands people: protect the treaty and climate policymaking from the undue influence of the globe’s biggest polluters. The call ...

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