The Polaris Institute has been involved in the Climate Space process that began in the lead-up to the last Social Forum in Tunis. The following is its most recent statement on the state of our climate emergency in relation to the world's trade regime.
Citizens' groups demand an end to the impunity of transnational corporations through an International People’s Treaty
Brussels, 5 September 2013
Civil society groups, trade unions, affected communities and MEP’s, will gather at a conference in Brussels later this week to urge the EU to promote an International People’s Treaty & International Tribunal that regulates transnational corporations and investments for the public interest.Read more
This declaration comes as a result of the activities of the Climate Space at the World Social Forum 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia. The Polaris Institute co-organized two of the 14 Climate Space workshops and was one of the 20 facilitators.
The Climate Space inside the World Social Forum 2013 in Tunisia was organized as a space to discuss the causes, impacts, struggles, alternatives and strategies to address climate change.Read more
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Richard Girard will assume the role of Executive Director of the Polaris Institute effective April 15, 2013. He succeeds Tony Clarke who founded Polaris in 1997 and has served as Executive Director for the past 15 years.Read more
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March 18th is Bottled Water Free Day; thousands mark day with events across Canada
New video released today! (sous-titres disponibles en français)Read more