global well-being

Report from the Rio+20 Planning Meeting 10/21-25, 2011 by CIndy Wiesner

“Let's Reinvent the World” Slogan from the Rio+20 Organizing Committee

On October 21-25, 2011 GGJ was invited to attend Rio+20 planning meetings in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The meetings were part of building the process towards the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (called Rio+20 for short) in June 2012. 

Rio+20 and the rush to sell nature's invisible labor

Cross-posted from


by Daniel Kim on Saturday, February 26, 2011

One of the theoretical gems of my recent trip to Dakar came from hearing Bolivia's UN Ambassador Pablo Solon talk about "environmental services," like the "service" performed by a forest when it removes carbon from the air!

Letter Against Superhighway in Mexico City, in Support of La Malinche community Makes News

A letter of support for the La Malinche community in Mexico and against the building of the Western Superhighway in Mexico City made the news.  Big ups to Kelly Archbold of the Labor/Community Strategy Center for coordinating this effort.  Kelly was part of the La Via Campesina Caravan to Cancun that visited the La Malinche community and learned about the struggle of the Frente Amplio Contra la Supervía Poniente de Cuota en Defensa del Medio Ambiente (Broad Front Against the Western Superhighway and in Defense of th

Apoyan ONG de EU y Canadá demandas contra la supervía

La Jornada - Mexico
Tue, 02/22/2011

En una carta abierta 28 grupos piden acatar recomendación y suspender la obra

Exigen generar condiciones para un diálogo serio entre vecinos y el jefe de Gobierno

Foto Marcelo Ebrard inauguró la Clínica Espacio Interactivo en Salud para JóvenesFoto María Meléndrez Parada Josefina Quintero M.   Periódico La Jornada
Martes 22 de febrero de 2011, p. 36

Call to Action for October 12: Global Day of Education and Action for Climate Justice


Join the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice: Change the System, not the Climate!


Following the lead of indigenous peoples' and peasants movements from around the globe, GGJ calls on its members and allies to take part in the international day of action for Climate Justice, the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth on October 12.

ACUERDO DE LOS PUEBLOS - report on the "Cochabamba Accord"

Final Declaration relies on wisdom of Indigenous Peoples, while upholding their inherent rights

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

The Agreement of the Peoples in Spanish:
Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los
Derechos de la Madre Tierra
22 de Abril Cochabamba, Bolivia

GGJ-IEN hosting Delegation of 22 people to the World People's Conference on Climate Change, Cochabamba April 19-22

With the US and European countries pushing carbon offset trading as a primary “solution” to the climate crisis, social movements are stepping up coordination to oppose this dangerous approach and to make a collective push for stricter binding carbon reductions, reparations for industrial-driven environmental destruction, and a human rights approach to climate policies.