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    Day Twelve: “Why do we keep postponing a deal, when the planet keeps warming and people keep polluting?”

    Dec 10, 2010

    As the two-week climate summit in Cancun comes to an end, it appears that any real deal will be delayed until next year’s COP17 in Durban, South Africa. There are still a few issues on the table: a $100 billion… Read more

    Day Eleven: Will We Change the Climate, or the System?

    Dec 9, 2010

    Marie Gladue of Black Mesa Water Coalition talks about the common struggles of indigenous groups around the world, along with the need for funding their unique perspective. Read more

    Day Ten: REDD on the Horizon

    Dec 8, 2010

    It appears that REDD policy will be one of the few results of this year's climate discussions. Hear one of the members of the Indigenous Caucus Drafting Committee for REDD on the latest developments. Read more

    Day Nine: “Deflated?”

    Dec 7, 2010

    Terry Odendahl, Greengrants CEO, reflects on the disappointment and stark contrasts in Cancún this week. Read more

    Day Eight: Reflections from a Funder-Activist in Cancún

    Dec 6, 2010

    Global Greengrants Fund's CEO, Terry Odendahl, blogs on the events, energy, and familiar faces in Cancún Read more

    Day Two: REDD, Forests, & Local Communities

    Nov 30, 2010

    A daily breakdown: what is REDD? how might it affect local communities? what are grassroots groups doing? Get the skinny from Cancún. Read more

    Day One: Hope, Action at the Grassroots

    Nov 29, 2010

    Today launched the United Nations climate summit in Mexico. While the world needs decisive action, this two-week conference promises to produce much less. Read more

    US Senate on Dam Threat to Mekong River

    Sep 24, 2010

    The Xayaburi Dam would be the first dam on the lower Mekong Mainstream. It would displace thousands of people in Laos, disrupt fish migration routes and cause the extinction of the critically endangered Mekong Giant Catfish. Read more

    Recovering from the Gulf Oil Spill: An Opportunity to Learn from Global Movements

    Jun 25, 2010

    As I watch the oil gush from the underwater well, I am struck by the breadth and the depth of its toll on Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems, and by the impotence of those with the responsibility and resources to do something about it. Even more frustrating is that it's a story I've heard many times before. Read more

    Small Change Fund Launches New Website

    Jan 27, 2010

    Our Alliance of Funds partner to the north, Small Change Fund, has recently launched a new website. Read more