DURBAN, South-Africa, December 11, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)
On the closing of the latest round of UN climate talks in Durban Greenpeace
today declared that it was clear that our Governments this past two weeks
listened to the carbon-intensive polluting corporations instead of listening to
the people who want an end to our dependence on fossil fuels and real and
immediate action on climate change.
news is that the blockers lead by the US has succeeded in inserting a vital
get-out clause that could easily prevent the next big climate deal being
legally binding. If that loophole is exploited it could be a disaster.
deal is due to be implemented ‘from 2020′ leaving almost no room for increasing
the depth of carbon cuts in this decade when scientists say we need emissions
said Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director.
the global climate regime amounts to nothing more than a voluntary deal that’s
put off for a decade. This could take us over the two degree threshold where we
pass from danger to potential catastrophe.”
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