Tag: Climate Justice

Stories from the Frontline: Stop EACOP

StopEACOP campaigners marching with a banner and placards reading #StopEACOP and "Insure our future not fossil fuels"

Total Energies and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are planning to build an oil pipeline through the heart of Africa, impacting the environment and communities from Uganda through Tanzania to the coast. To find out more about how the project is impacting local communities in East Africa, we spoke to one of the StopEACOP activists based in Tanzania…..

How to be an activist – first hand advice from some seasoned climate campaigners

A blue sticker with the extinction rebellion logo on is stuck on a lampost

Here at Curious.Earth we often tell you to take part in climate action, or to join a climate group – but what does that really mean? If you don’t already have friends who are in climate groups and you’ve not taken part in activism before, the thought of turning up to a meeting can be daunting. What goes on? What do climate…

Business with a Social Purpose – what’s dat? 

Pressure is increasing from society, government, and the business community at large for organisations to ensure they positively impact people and planet, as well as generating profit. In response, more and more businesses are defining their Social Purpose, their reason for existence beyond financial profit.  But what does having a Social Purpose mean? And how does this strategic business term lead to…

COP27 – Just another cop out?

Egypt satellite map

This weekend will see the start of COP27 in Egypt. The 27th UNFCCC Conference of Parties calls on governments around the world to “to rise to the occasion and tackle effectively the global challenge of climate”.
However, before it has even begun, COP27 has been heavily criticised and campaigners have little hope that it will bring about the action we desperately need to address the climate crisis.

The UK government is gearing up to approve a huge climate-wrecking oil field – We must #StopRosebank

Guest Article by Jessica Kleczka The UK could approve the biggest undeveloped oil field in the North Sea in the next few weeks. The Rosebank oil field is located off the coast of Shetland, and three times the size of the nearby Cambo oil field, which was paused after a successful campaign last year. Rosebank is owned by Norwegian state-owned oil company…

Flooding in Pakistan affecting over 33 million people

A girl carries her sibling as she walks through stranded flood water, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Nowshera, Pakistan September 4, 2022. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

What’s going on here? Flooding in Pakistan since June has killed over 1,300 people and devastated villages, livelihoods and infrastructure. An estimated ⅓ of the country is underwater and over 33 million have been affected, so far. What does this mean? Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in Pakistan’s northern mountains have brought floods that have affected 33 million people and killed…

Young people launching legal action on energy treaty at European Court

European Court of Human Rights

What’s going on here? Five young people aged between 17-31, who have experienced devastating extreme weather events are launching legal action at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).  What does this mean? You’re probably wondering, like I did, what is the ECT and what does it have to do with human rights? So here’s a…

Stories from the Frontline: the Activist Fighting to Keep Indonesia Afloat

Indonesian Activist in red overalls speaking through a microphone

Today, the frontlines series continues with an interview with Yudi Iskandar, a 20 year-old climate activist from Makassar, Indonesia. Yudi became a climate activist after realising that the reason his house was submerged by floods in the rainy season was linked to the climate crisis – and that the consequences and causes of the crisis were not divided equally.