Climate Change

Trudeau Approves Kinder Morgan Pipeline Amidst Increasing Climate Threats
December 2, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says the worsening prospects of climate change negates any potential economic benefits from tar sands development

Sustainability, Just Transition Key to Successful Climate Efforts
November 21, 2016
From COP22, ITUC’s Sharon Burrow discusses the role of organized labor in achieving a zero-carbon world

COP22 Not Addressing Inadequacies of Paris Agreement
November 18, 2016
Reporting from Marrakech, Dimitri Lascaris says inertia afflicting prior conferences is still at play despite determination of the global community to move ahead with climate change efforts

Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Contribute Least to Global Warming While Suffering From It the Most
November 18, 2016
At COP22, AFN Regional Chief for Manitoba, Kevin Hart, discusses humanity’s urgent need to heed the ecological wisdom of indigenous peoples

Canadian Youth Struggle to be Heard at COP22
November 18, 2016
At COP22, representatives of Canada’s Youth Delegation demand that Justin Trudeau honor his commitment to be the “Minister of Youth”

Indigenous Leaders and Organized Labor Unite to Demand Action on Climate Change
November 17, 2016
At COP22, David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers discusses the joint efforts of organized labour and indigenous leaders to achieve climate justice

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: The Elephant that Refuses to Leave the Room at COP22
November 17, 2016
Speaking from Morocco, Adam Scott of Oil Change International discusses the ongoing failure of governments around the world to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

As National Governments Procrastinate on Climate Action, Sub-National Governments Fill the Void 
November 17, 2016
At COP22, the Environment Minister of the Australian Capital Territory describes his state’s ambitious climate action plan.

Clean Energy: The Force that Politics Cannot Constrain
November 16, 2016
At COP22, Anthony Hobley, CEO of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, explains that President-elect Trump is powerless to stop the global transition to renewable energy

TRNN at COP22: After Donald Trump, Will the ‘COP of Action’ Become Just Another COP of Inaction?
November 15, 2016
Hoda Baraka of 350.org discusses the implications of Donald Trump’s victory for the first climate conference after the Paris Accord

TRNN at COP22: Donald Trump’s Climate Change Denialism Is About to Collide With Geopolitical Reality
November 15, 2016
Environmental lawyer Clare Lakewood discusses the legal and political obstacles to Donald Trump’s abandonment of U.S. commitments under the Paris climate accord

Trudeau’s Liberals Adopt Harper Government’s Carbon Targets
September 21, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says the transfer of Canadian taxpayer money to oil companies in the face of climate emergency casts doubt on the ability of the Liberal government to produce an adequate carbon pricing plan

The Real Weather Report: Paris Deluged
June 4, 2016
Paris and Bavaria are both experiencing extreme weather conditions as scientist predicted for Europe says Dimitri Lascaris

Dimitri Lascaris Reports on The New Climate Accord from Paris
December 12, 2015
On the last day of COP-21, Dimitri gets the reaction of climate scientists: Kevin Anderson and Johan Rockstrom to the serious deficiencies of the agreement

The Canadian Environment Minister’s Cop-out at COP21
December 10, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister

Oil-Gushing Saudi Arabia Major Obstacle at COP21
December 10, 2015
TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris discusses the major obstacles in the draft agreement coming out of Paris

Day 9: No Meaningful Outcome From Paris
December 9, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris says the draft agreement is profoundly unsatisfactory and lacks enforcement procedures

Former Bolivian UN Ambassador: COP21 Draft Text Shows Plans to Further Commodify Nature
December 9, 2015
TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to former UN Ambassador of Bolivia Pablo Solon, who says the final Paris agreement is headed towards the creation of carbon markets with terms to be settled in future COP meetings

Is the Canadian Government Misleading the Public About Ability to Regulate Tar Sands?
December 8, 2015
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks to legal expert Paul Cavalluzzo, who says regulatory authority stems from the fact that tar sands production would have catastrophic effects on First Nations, national, and international communities

Are Fossil Fuel Companies Recognizing Climate-Related Risks of Business?
December 8, 2015
Carbon Tracker Institute CEO Anthony Hobley speaks to TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris about how global capital markets are realizing that fossil fuels companies will not be able to burn all of their reserves without wrecking the planet

Green Party of Canada Leader Speaks from COP21 in Paris
December 7, 2015
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks with Elizabeth May about the key issues that remain to be resolved at COP21, and whether the best resolution is possible within a capitalist economy

World’s Richest Nations Continue to Shower Public Money on Fossil Fuels Companies
December 7, 2015
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks with Alex Doukas, Senior Campaigner of Oil Change International, who says the governments of wealthy nations are giving far more public money to fossil fuel companies than to the renewable energy industry or to developing states that are struggling to adapt to climate change

Enforcement Mechanisms for Final COP21 Climate Agreement Remain Unresolved
December 7, 2015
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris says the Paris conferences is headed towards semi-legally binding climate agreement that allows warming beyond 2 degrees

Canadian Youth Delegation Says Their Government Ignores Them, But Not Big Petroleum, at COP21
December 4, 2015
Real News correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to Atiya Jaffar of the Canadian Youth Delegation at the COP21 conference in Paris

Fate of Canada’s Tar Sands, Pipelines Depend on Trudeau’s Commitments at COP21
December 4, 2015
The Real News Network’s Dimitri Lascaris speaks to DeSmog Canada’s managing editor Carol Linnet at COP21 in Paris

Climate Protesters Defy State of Emergency in Paris
December 1, 2015
Janet Redman of IPS and Dimitri Lascaris of The Real News report on the COP 21 challenges in Paris that could isolate the US

Will Trudeau’s Pipeline Policy Change After Keystone?
November 9, 2015
As protestors staged sit-ins at Canada’s Prime Minister’s residence, Keystone XL Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Dallas Goldtooth and environmental activist Dimitri Lascaris discuss the grassroots strategies needed to keep the pressure on politicians

No Dissension on Oil Exploration in the Leaders Debate in Canada
September 19, 2015
Writer Nora Loreto and Green Party member Dimitri Lascaris argue all leading parties overemphasize the link of jobs and oil expansion while organized labor takes them at their word

Supreme Court of Canada Ruling Says Ecuadorean Villages Can Sue Chevron
September 9, 2015
Paul Paz y Mino of Amazon Watch and Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London West, Ontario, discuss the decision of an Ontario court to allow the case to go forward

Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto
May 22, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris discusses whether divestment or engagement is the better strategy for effecting meaningful change in the relationship between higher education and the fossil fuels industry

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