National Sections of the L5I:

Environment

Seize the day! Cochabamba conference is an historic opportunity for our movement

Statement of the League for the Fifth International on the day that the Cochabamba conference on climate change has opened

• No more Copenhagens – build a mass movement to force the great powers to cut their emissions

• Workers, peasants and indigenous peoples – let’s link the fight against the crisis to the battle to save our environment

• Capitalism is to blame – we need socialist planning not market anarchy with its spiralling pollution and inequality Read more...

Copenhagen failure shows only overthrowing capitalism can avert climate catastrophe

Dave Stockton looks at the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change Read more...

COP15: Massive protests meet massive repression

Gunnar Westin reports on the huge protests at the Copenhagen climate summit Read more...

Climate Change: No to the Copenhagen farce!

Statement from the League for the Fifth International about the Copenhageen summit. Distributed by League members and supporters on the demonstrations taking place in December Read more...

Copenhagen: no road map to a low carbon destination

Decembers United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen – or COP15 – were supposed to be the ‘great leap forward’ for taking action on climate change. When talks broke down in Bali two years ago, with the US backing away from any binding emission reduction targets, the Copenhagen summit was hailed as the place where a deal would be done to replace the Kyoto Protocols, which expire in 2012. Read more...

Will Obama deliver on a green agenda?

George W Bush is spending his last days in office forcing through a scorched earth policy on environmental legislation, while also handing his big business backers profitable contracts. Read more...

Biofuels: solution to climate change or cause of global hunger?

Many politicians say that biofuels are the answer to our dependency on oil, ensure national "energy security", and claim that they are environmentally friendly. The European Union has set a target that 5.75 per cent of transport fuels should come from biological sources by 2010. George Bush has called on Americans to cut their petrol use by 20 per cent over a decade, mostly through a near five-fold increase in use of home grown fuels, such as ethanol. Read more...

Bali conference: roadmap to climate catastrophe

After two weeks of fractious negotiations in Bali, the United Nations sponsored climate conference decided to… keep talking. Such a “roadmap”, argues Joy Macready, is a recipe for climate catastrophe. Read more...