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Oscar Reyes

Oscar Reyes

Oscar Reyes a research fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a writer and activist focusing on climate and energy finance. His recent work includes Power to the People?, which takes a critical look at the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund, and the co-authored Carbon Trading: How It Works and Why It Fails. He provides research and advice on the economics and politics of climate change to various organisations, including Corporate Europe Observatory, Earthlife Africa and Friends of the Earth UK. He is also environment editor of Red Pepper, a magazine that he previously edited.

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Want to Save the Climate? Break Up the Big Banks

Despite regularly claiming new commitments to ‘green finance,’ the big banks continue to lend billions to the fossil fuel industry every year

Oscar Reyes ·


How Progressive Cities Can Reshape the World — And Democracy

As national governments lurch to the right, a radical citizens coalition in Barcelona is showing how ordinary people can reclaim control of their communities

Oscar Reyes ·


Trump Can’t Hold Back the Tide of Climate Action

Market forces, state and local action, and strong social movements could blunt the impacts of a denialist White House.

Oscar Reyes ·


The Little-Known Fund at the Heart of the Paris Climate Agreement

The Green Climate Fund is supposed to finance the world's shift away from fossil fuels. But fossil fuel-funding banks are eager to get on board.

Oscar Reyes ·


Five Takeaways from the Spanish Election

The 2016 vote may have been a disappointment to Spain's insurgent progressives. But they've proven they're here to stay.

Oscar Reyes ·


Seven Wrinkles in the Paris Climate Deal

Will the landmark UN climate deal mark a turning point in the fight against climate change? The devil's in the details.

Oscar Reyes ·


Spain’s Democratic Spring

Parties linked to Spain's "Occupy" movement now lead governments in the country's three largest cities — and they're already ruffling feathers.

Oscar Reyes ·


At the Lima Climate Talks, It Was Groundhog Day All Over Again

The latest climate talks were an exercise in futility and delay. But that doesn't mean activists should give up

Oscar Reyes ·

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