Archive for December, 2011

“How are we to going to ask India and China to do more when Canada is saying, ‘OK, we’re checking out of the Kyoto Protocol?”

COP 17 talks under threat by Kyoto pullout | News24.


“Stop Climate Secrets!”

On Saturday 3 December 2011, the Right2Know campaign will join other civil society movements participating in the COP17 Global Day of Action march through the streets of Durban. (Join and invite friends here!)

As a coalition of organisations mobilising against an unjust culture of secrecy, we come to COP17 demanding transparency in the UN climate change negotiations and access to information about the South African government and Eskom’s high carbon energy plans that remain a secret:

via The Right2Know Campaign joins the call for access to information for climate justice!.

Europe is taking the toughest negotiating stand it has ever adopted on global warming. At this week’s UN climate talks in Durban, the bloc will depart from decades of “dovish” practice by insisting stiff conditions must be met by China and other developing countries if a global climate treaty is to be arranged.

The hardline stance has already caused consternation among developing countries at the talks, and the discord threatens the future of the Kyoto protocol.

Was there ever a future?  With the money minting “market” mechanism on a death bed.. economic meltdown, debt.. who cares about Kyoto anymore,,, all for nothing…

The Guardian