COP25: SAVING THE PARIS AGREEMENT
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On December 2, the Climate Summit (COP25) began. With the aim of achieving a global mitigation scenario, world leaders meet at an essential summit to keep the planet’s temperature rise below 1.5º C. It is the last meeting to save the Paris Agreement planned to be implemented in 2020. The summit finally takes place in Madrid from December 2 to 13, since Chile resigned, due to the social protests faced by the Piñera executive throughout the country. IFEMA will bring … Read more

COP25: PROTECT BIODIVERSITY BEFORE CLIMATE CATASTROPHY
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From December 2 to 13, the Climate Summit (COP25) will take place at the IFEMA in Madrid, where more than 25,000 representatives from 200 countries will meet with the objective of reaching agreements and commitments between nations to mitigate the effects of climate change. ECOAR))) will participate together with dozens of diverse organizations in the Social Summit for Climate that will take place in parallel and aims to build pressure to protect biodiversity and Human Rights in the face of … Read more

THE EUROPEAN UNION AT (TRADE) WAR
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New US tariffs on certain EU products entered into force on October 181 —especially from France, United Kingdom, Germany and Spain—, as a result of a demand that the US made before the World Trade Organization in 2004. Illegal EU subsidies to the aircraft manufacturer Airbus are officially the reason for this demand. These tariffs will record European aircraft with 10% and the other series of products not related to aeronautics with 25%. However, negotiations between the EU and the … Read more

CLIMATE EMERGENCY: THE WORLD MOBILIZES
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During the week of September 20-27, people from all parts of the world mobilized to demand the powers of the different states decisive actions against the climate crisis that threatens the life of the planet. The Global Climate Strike is a mobilization originally promoted by Fridays For Future and that each of the communities will develop through different organizations and structures (2020 Climate Rebellion, Extinction Rebellion…)1,2. The key demands of the mobilizations are 33: That politicians tell the truth about … Read more

THE REBELLION FOR CLIMATE BEGINS: STORMING OF THE BRIDGE
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Last October 7 more than 300 activists from various groups, integrated within Rebellion for Climate and Extinction Rebellion platform, we took the ‘Nuevos Ministerios’ Bridge in the city of Madrid with the aim of demanding real and effective policies in the fight against climate change, in an action of what would be the start of a day of civil disobedience that takes place in different parts of the globe. The 2020 platform: Rebellion For Climate is integrated by groups of … Read more

SCOTLAND: THE RIGHT OF SELF-DETERMINATION
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The right of self-determination establishes that each people has the right to freely choose their political status and to provide their economic, social and cultural development. This is a right enjoyed by all the peoples of the world1. The right of self-determination is part of the ius cogens of international law, since it is considered to be a regulation that is above any state legislation and, therefore, no State can deny or violate it. Thus, in the Scottish case, the … Read more

THE COLOMBIAN PEACE PROCESS IS COMPROMISED
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The peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army), signed on 11/24/2016, is partly broken. The former head of the FARC-EP negotiator of the peace process, Iván Márquez, announced the return to arms of a part of the guerrillas1. Despite this, Timochenko and the bulk of former FARC-EP guerrillas remain faithful to the peace agreement. The peace process, culminated in the signing of the Final Agreement for the End of Conflict and the … Read more

FOSSIL FUELS: AN UNPROFITABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY
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On April 5, the Norwegian government approved the decision of the Norwegian Pension Fund to withdraw some 11,000 million euros from its investments in oil and gas companies. In addition, the Fund is authorized to invest up to 2% of its value in renewable energy. In addition, restrictions are established for investment in coal companies.  Norway’s Global Government’s Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonsfond Utland), commonly called the Petroleum Fund (Oljefondet), aims to ensure a responsible and long-term management of the oil … Read more

CAMP IN GÁS: A NEW STEP TOWARDS THE ESCALATION OF ACTION
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This Saturday, July 20, we successfully completed a new civil disobedience action together with activists from different parts of Europe, who are deeply convinced of the need to face all those fossil energy projects, whatever the situation, and to move towards realization of a fast and just energy transition. The framework, on this occasion, was the land that the company Australis Oil & Gas has in Bajouca (Portugal) to make a gas exploitation. The struggle has its origin in the … Read more

ECOAR))) WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT CAMP IN GAS
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Camp in Gas is a camground that will take place in Bajouca (Leiria, Portugal), from July 17 to 21, 2019, in which ECOAR))) will participate. The goal is to do a massive action in the land where the beginning of future prospections in the search for gas is foreseen. With this action, we will say NO to gas prospection and exploration and we will shout out with a single voice for a planet free of fossil fuel extraction. Science tells … Read more

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