1. Fighting for Climate Justice - Interviews with Plane Stupid Scotland

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    There are many theories about climate change, and theories about its theories. There is even a war between some theories. However Matilda Gifford and Dan Glass are part of Plane Stupid, and they are interested in practical aspects. They are challenging the aviation industry, what they consider a threat to natural environment, local communities and the future of next generations. Non violent direct action is their tool to fight for climate justice. Here is the background to their story. Interviews in more depth, touching interesting points about their motivation, direct action, the infiltration story and much more. Interviews recorded 2010 in Glasgow.

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    • Activist to Grassroots - Tony Andersen - Klimaforum09

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      Tony Andersen, Klimaforum co-founder, gives a presentation and workshop at Klimaforum09 in Copenhagen, December 2009 during the COP15 climate circus. In this he discusses how activists need to start working with grassroots and create a new hybrid radical activist-grassroots persona. http://permaculture.tv/save-the-planet-with-permaculture-tony-andersen-of-klimaforum09/ http://gaiapermaculture.com/projects/permaculturecooperative/blog/2009/11/20/klimaforum09-mandate-spectrum-of-coverage/ http://permaculture.tv/10-000-trees-climate-justice/ http://permaculture.tv/?s=tony+andersen http://permaculture.tv/?s=klimaforum http://permaculture.tv/permaculture-international-pioneers-klimaforum09/

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      • Mary Robinson - Human Rights Advocate

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        Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997), former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), and founder and President of Realizing Rights (since 2002), has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. Born Mary Bourke in Ballina, County Mayo (1944), the daughter of two physicians, she was educated at the University of Dublin (Trinity College), King’s Inns Dublin and Harvard Law School to which she won a fellowship in 1967. As an academic (Trinity College Law Faculty 1968-90), legislator (Senator 1969-89) and barrister (1967-90. Senior Counsel 1980, English Bar 1973) she has always sought to use law as an instrument for social change, arguing landmark cases before the European Court of Human Rights as well as in the Irish courts and the European Court in Luxembourg. A committed European, she also served on expert European Community and Irish parliamentary committees. In 1988 Mary Robinson and her husband founded the Irish Centre for European Law at the Trinity College. Ten years later she was elected Chancellor of the University. The recipient of numerous honours and awards throughout the world, Mary Robinson is a member of the Elders, co-founder and former Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders and Vice President of the Club of Madrid. She is chair of the GAVI Alliance Board. She chairs the Fund for Global Human Rights and is Honorary President of Oxfam International, and Patron of the International Community of Women Living with AIDS (ICW). She is President of the International Commission of Jurists. Mary Robinson serves on several boards including the Global Compact, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and the American Philosophical Society and chairs the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

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        • EJCC: Nia: Climate Justice

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          interviewee: Nia Robinson, Director, EJCC.org interviewer, director of photography, editor: Oriana Bolden for EJCC.org

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          • Jack Woodward on Beaver Lake Cree First Nation and the Tar Sands - Climate Justice and Aboriginal Rights

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            On October 28, 2009, Jack Woodward, a lawyer representing Beaver Lake Cree First Nation, speaking about the law suit the First Nation has filed against the government of Canada and the government of Alberta on violating Treaty rights (Treaty 6) and Canadian Constitutional rights of Beaver Lake Cree First Nation by issuing permits to numerous oil and gas, pipeline companies to develop Tar Sands. In this clip, Jack spoke the connection between climate change, climate justice and aboriginal rights. For information on the Beaver Lake First Nation vs. the Tar Sands, see http://www.raventrust.com/projects/beaverlakecree.html. This event was a part of Indigenous Sovereignty Week 2009 held in Ottawa, Algonquin Territory.

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            • Webcast on Climate Change at 2009 European Development Days (Part II)

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              European Development Days (Stockholm, 22-24 October 2009) brought together representatives of some 1,500 organisations from the development community together with delegates from 125 countries, including heads of state and leading world figures in an effort to discuss ways of making development aid more effective. The Club of Madrid took part in this relevant event. Together with the conference “The Road to Copenhagen and beyond”, organized this Webcast on Climate Change with the NGO Action Aid. Our Member Benjamin Mkapa (Former President of Tanzania) was one of the speakers.

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              • Webcast on Climate Change at 2009 European Development Days (Part I)

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                European Development Days (Stockholm, 22-24 October 2009) brought together representatives of some 1,500 organisations from the development community together with delegates from 125 countries, including heads of state and leading world figures in an effort to discuss ways of making development aid more effective. The Club of Madrid took part in this relevant event. Together with the conference “The Road to Copenhagen and beyond”, organized this Webcast on Climate Change with the NGO Action Aid. Our Member Benjamin Mkapa (Former President of Tanzania) was one of the speakers.

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                • Climate Justice, Ethics and the Copenhagen Agenda

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                  On December 15th 2009 at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Mary Robinson and other leaders from the public, academic and NGO sectors led a discussion on emerging institutions and processes for applying equity and human rights to guide the long term vision and decision-making on mitigation, adaptation, REDD, carbon markets and technology transfer. This event was convened by Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of California/Berkeley, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, Dartmouth College, the Smith School of Oxford University, and the Transnational Institute.

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                  • H2Oil trailer

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                    Thanks to Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands, Canada is now the biggest oil supplier to the United States. A controversial billion-dollar industry is heavily invested in extracting crude from the tarry sands through a process so toxic it has become an international cause for concern. Downstream, the people of Fort Chipewyan are already paying the price for what will be one of the largest industrial projects in history. In a time when wars are fought over oil and a crisis looms over access to clean fresh water, which resource is more precious? And what price are we willing to pay? 75 min. 2009

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                    • The Story of the Red Carpet Four

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                      On December 17th 2009, a group of Greenpeace activists grabs headline news around the globe by taking action during the Copenhagen climate summit. This is their story. So far.

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