Latest Video from Focus on the Global South: The Gr8 Climate Sale

This video talks about what has happened since the Kyoto Protocol came
into force, and how the neo-liberal system has contributed to global
warming. It emphasizes the intimate connection between increasing trade
liberalization and rising greenhouse gas emissions, how trade rules prevent
effective action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and how institutions
like the WTO and other trade regimes are trying to control what governments
can and cannot do about global warming. It also talks about the Group of 8
and the role of these developed nations in pushing for market-based
solutions where corporations will make the most out of the climate
crisis. It shows how trade liberalization is being promoted as one of the
solutions to global warming and emphasizes the need to link the
anti-globalization and environmental movements in this struggle.

The Gr8 Climate Sale is a play on words, the ³Gr8² is short hand for
³great² in popular language used in the internet and phone instant
messaging. But it can also mean the Group of 8 to emphasize the role
of these developed nations in contributing to the climate crisis.

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