2011 Special Broadcasts / COP 17

The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change will take place from November 28 to December 9 in Durban, South Africa. As in previous years and since 2007, Real World Radio will do a special coverage of the climate conference on the ground. While industrialized nations pressure for agreements that will release them from responsibility towards the climate crisis they have caused, social movements from all over the world will arrive in Durban to demand justice and real solutions. Real World Radio’s goal is to follow the agenda of the people affected by climate change, such as peasants, indigenous, fisherfolk, as well as environmentalists and women’s movements and other social organizations that support them in their struggle for climate justice.

  • 12 April 2012 | |


    UN climate negotiations questioned

    Several social sectors around the world are exposing the corporate control in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the pressure made there by the industrialized countries. Watch video

  • 16 January 2012 | |


    Deep analysis on the EU and its strategies against the current crises

    A report called “Agroecology to Cool Down the Planet” submitted in December in Durban, South Africa, during the United Nations’ COP17 on Climate Change warns that the current agri-food system is responsible for over 35 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Watch video

  • 3 January 2012 | |

    A Matter of Survival

    Transnational corporations and their role in the climate crisis.

    Argentinean activist Gonzalo Berron said it is outrageous that the world governments cannot reach minimum commitments to tackle climate change. Watch video

  • 22 December 2011 | |

    “Stop spraying us!”

    Neighbors of Buenos Aires mobilize against fumigations

    “Stop spraying us” was the slogan used in late November by Argentinean organizations that mobilized in the city of Guernica, Buenos Aires province. Read more

  • 15 December 2011 | |

    Beyond the Fireworks

    A critical look at the outcomes of COP 17. Part 1.

    The United Nations climate talks that ended on Sunday in Durban, South Africa, did not mean any important progress in two main issues: developed countries' commitment to drastic emissions cuts; and climate funds for developing countries to adapt to climate change. Read more

  • 15 December 2011 | |

    Power in the Wrong Hands

    A critical look at the outcomes of the COP 17. Part 2.

    The United Nations Climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa lost to the power of industrialized nations and transnational corporations that set the direction of a work against the climate crisis that is becoming weaker and more unfair, warns Friends of the Earth International (FoEI). Read more

  • 10 December 2011 | |

    Listen to the people!

    Strong demonstration for climate justice at UN negotiations in Durban

    Hundreds of people mobilized on Friday inside the International Convention Center of Durban (South Africa), where the UN climate negotiations are taking place to demand climate justice and support the African countries so that they continue to have an ambitious position at the COP. Watch video

  • 9 December 2011 | |


    Interview with the Climate Justice and Energy coordinator of Friends of the Earth International

    The new round of negotiations of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change is coming to a close on Friday in Durban, South Africa, without progress in terms of reaching an agreement on the main aspect to tackle the climate crisis: drastic emissions reductions by developed countries. Read more

  • 8 December 2011 | |

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    Is the EU playing the ’good guy’ in the fight against climate change?

    The European Union (EU) presents itself as the hero in the fight against climate change. However, it delays urgent actions that are needed to fight this crisis, civil society organizations expose at the COP 17 on Climate Change. Watch video

  • 7 December 2011 | |


    Devastation caused by Shell in Ogoniland addressed at the COP on Climate Change

    The Ogoni people, from the Niger Delta region in Nigeria, is demanding the devastation caused by the oil industry in the area to be "cleaned immediately", following the recommendations of the United Nations (UN). A small Ogoni delegation came to the UN COP on Climate in Durban, South Africa, to raise this demand before the international community. Watch video

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