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DELEGACION GAIA EN CONFERENCIA DE CAMBIO CLIMATICO COP20-PERU: DECLARACION
Delegación llamo a apoyar soluciones de Basura Cero como estrategias clave para el desarrollo de una economía baja en carbono y reconocer su contribucion a estrategias para un mejor ambiente y calidad de vida.
Comunidad indigena urge al Gobierno de Mexico acabar con la incineracion de residuos en cementeras.
Como parte de la delegacion internacional de GAIA que se encuentra participando en la Conferencia para el Cambio Climático en Lima, Venancia Cruz, de la comunidad indígena de Santiago de Anaya en México, interpeló directamente al Gobierno de México para terminar con la incineración de residuos en cementeras que está causando graves impactos a la salud ambiental en este país.
Conferencia de Cambio Climático en Lima: GAIA llama a trabajar por Basura Cero y justicia climatica
Una delegacion de GAIA se dara cita en la Conferencia de Cambio Climático (COP 20) y los espacios alternativos, a desarrollarse en Lima desde este 1º de diciembre. Representantes de Argentina, Brasil, Mexico y El Salvador trabajaran en poner en la agenda demandas especificas de interes que unen intimamente la generacion y manejo de los residuos con la justicia y el cambio climatico.

Press Releases
Zero waste is possible: New Case Studies Show 'Zero Waste' Success in Europe
September 4th, 2014
The Zero Waste Case Studies are the testimonies of the successful development and implementation of zero waste strategies in Europe. They are resounding proof that the time for burning and burying our waste is up. Zero waste systems create jobs, resilience, and justice, while saving money, protecting the environment, and promoting public health. These practical, bottom-up strategies provide some of the best decentralized urban solutions for reducing climate pollution and building just, grassroots solutions
IPCC misguiding the waste sector, GAIA warns
April 13th, 2014
The Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives is concerned over claims included in the latest IPCC WG III Report – Summary for Policy Makers, with regard to climate change mitigation strategies for the waste sector.

MultiMedia
Check out Annie Leonard's latest movie, The Story of Solutions
The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn't more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?
Nature is a Model for Waste Management
In this interview by Deer Park Institute, Ravi Gulati of New Delhi, India, talks about the importance of viewing waste in the spirit of nature, where there is no waste and where all discards are used rather than hidden from view.
Space for Waste Pickers in Solid Waste Management
A meeting of waste pickers from around the world was held in April of 2012 in India. Participants with common experiences were able to share their successes, strategies, challenges, ideas, and mutual support. This video highlights what was learned.

GAIA and Allies in the News
Trash the throw-away culture
by Saraswathy Nagarajanhttp://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/metroplus/article2900295.ece
As the subject of garbage raises a stink, environmentalist Shibu K. Nair, a volunteer of Thanal, explains how the problem can be alleviated to a certain extent by collective action
Greens Dump Waste-to-Energy Plan
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Client.asp?Daily=TOICH&showST=true&login=default&pub=TOI&Enter=true&Skin=TOINEW
Chennai: It’s a simple choice, really, say environmentalists: Either spend as much as . 150 crore on a waste-to-energy plant that does not work and currently is being phased out in developed countries or use a fraction of the money to recycle and compost waste while providing employment to thousands of poor people.




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