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Brighter Green and Humane Society International Publish COP 20 Policy Recommendations 12/4/14

Brighter Green and Humane Society International published a policy recommendation document on animal agriculture and climate change for the COP 20 meeting in Lima, Peru. You can access the document here.

Brighter Green Releases Summary on Forthcoming Nature's Rights Paper 10/14/14

Brighter Green released a summary of a forthcoming nature's rights paper entitled Nature's Rights: Rivers, Trees, Whales, and Apes.

Jim Harkness Positively Reviews "What's For Dinner?" 10/6/14

Jim Harkness Senior Advisor on China at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy positively reviews "What's For Dinner?" and interviews Executive Director Mia MacDonald.

Brighter Green Associate Interviewed by "Eating Animals" Director, Christopher Quinn 9/29/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou was interviewed by Eating Animals director Christopher Quinn. BG also provided Mr. Quinn Chinese contacts, including What's For Dinner? director Jian Yi, for the film.

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou interviewed by Our Hen House 7/23/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou was interviewed by Our Hen House on Brighter Green's What's For Dinner? and China screening tour in June and July 2014.

Brighter Green and Partner Global Forest Coalition Published in "Square Brackets" 7/1/14

Brighter Green and partner Global Forest Coalition published their article "Implementing Aichi Target 3 in the livestock sector" in "Square Brackets: CBD Newsletter for Civil Society".

Brighter Green Releases June 2014 Newsletter 6/27/14

Brighter Green releases its June 2014 newsletter highlighting achievements and events in the first part of 2014. You can view the newsletter here.

Brighter Green Launches "What's For Dinner?" China Screening Tour 6/15/14

Brighter Green launches the China tour of the short documentary film "What's For Dinner?". The film is screened in multiple cities through July 2014 and provinces including Beijing, Shanghai, and Zhejiang province. To learn more please click here.

Brighter Green Presents at the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption 6/11/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou presented her paper, "The Triangle: Factory Farming in the U.S., China and Brazil" in Shanghai, China at the Global Research Forum on Production and Consumption.

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Doha: The Unlikeliest Climate Change Conference City in the World?

November 27, 2012 9:26pm
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Doha: Small country, huge bathrooms

Qatar has one of the highest per-capita greenhouse gas emissions on the planet, which is why some eyebrows were raised when the U.N. COP 18 climate conference was slated to take place in Doha, Qatar. Now that I’m here, some interesting conundrums are posed by having the summit in an oil-rich, fast-growing, small desert state, when sea levels are rising and "green growth" is becoming more than a buzz-word. The food at the conference center is surprisingly climate-friendly.

Even though the conference didn’t formally declare a "meat-free Monday," there were lots of vegetarian options and they seemed to be popular. I heard this morning an Al Jazeera correspondent say that the sight of recycling bins in the conference center was rather exotic. He said he and other Qatari residents had never seen such a thing here before. The conference is also trying to go "paper smart" if not exactly paperless: documents will be printed on demand by a team of friendly young people. Perhaps needless to say: the conference center itself is new and huge and gleaming, with the fanciest bathrooms I've ever seen at a climate summit—or any conference.

Brighter Green’s delegation comes from the U.S. and China, and will be hosting and participating in a number of events. Among them: a panel on climate change, sustainable agriculture, and the livestock sector on November 29th with partners at HSI and WSPA. We've also collaborated on a set of recommendations to negotiators on animal welfare, food security, and, of course climate change.