Sunday, November 12, 2006

Global Action on Climate Change

Phill Thornil of Climate Against Change holds a poster of U.S. President George W. Bush with the words 'Wanted for crimes against the planet' in Nairobi Kenya Saturday, Nov .11. 2006 during a protest that industrialized nations are doing too little to curb global warming. Several thousand environmentalists braved heavy rains.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)Kyoto countries seen agreeing steps a

Maasai women holding a poster reading 'stop climate chaos' took to the streets of Nairobi Kenya Saturday, Nov. 11 2006 to protest that industrialized nations are doing too little to curb global warming.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)


Members of Kenya's Maasai tribe participate in a procession organised by Climate Change Campaign-Africa and Ecumenical Group as part of the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference in Gigiri, Nairobi November 11, 2006. Kenyan children led a march by hundreds of people through the capital on Saturday to call for rich nations to do more in the fight against global warming. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA) c

Global Action on Climate Change
Friends of the Earth (London)
PRESS RELEASE November 10, 2006

Posted to the web November 10, 2006 Nairobi

Thousands of people are expected to join a march in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday 11 November as part of a global call for action on climate change.
The march takes place as government ministers from around the world arrive in Nairobi for the crucial final week of the UN climate talks, aimed at reaching an international agreement on future cuts in climate change-causing gases like carbon dioxide.

The event follows major events in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, including a demonstration and rally in London which attracted more than 25,000 people, and thousands of people at Walks against Warming across Australia, Other events included a demonstration and “lights out” action in the United States and rallies in Bangladesh, South Africa, Taiwan and Brazil.
Friends of the Earth International, in Nairobi to take part in the talks, will be joining the march with representatives from around the world calling for tough action to tackle climate change.

[Photos: Global Climate Campaign or Via AFP, Ed]

Friends of the Earth International Climate Campaigner Catherine Pearce said:
“All around the world people have taken to the streets to demanding action to tackle climate change. These talks here in Nairobi represent a real opportunity for governments to make real progress on an international agreement. Global action is essential if we are to tackle this global problem. Ministers must respond to the urgency of the cause.”

Friends of the Earth International is calling on governments to define a clear work programme for the post 2012 negotiations while in Nairobi, following the progress made at UN talks in Montreal last year.

Countries are committed, under the terms of the Kyoto Protocol, to carry out a rigorous review of the Kyoto Protocol – and this process should begin in Nairobi. On-going negotiations must also take place on the future action of industrialised countries, as set out in article 3.9 of the Kyoto Protocol. These negotiations should be given a clear end date of 2008.

Additional agreements are also urgently required to resolve arrangements for the Adaptation Fund which finances projects on the ground in developing countries to help manage the impacts of climate change. In addition, governments of rich countries must increase funding for adaptation in less developed countries.

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At 5:24 AM, Blogger Adrianne M said...

Everybody is preoccupied by the climate change, but it is useless to discuss only the future whithout understanding the main cause of the climate transformation. My opinion is that the ocean and human activity on the ocean (mostly naval wars) has a big contribution in the matter. Aren't we ignoring that? Shouldn't we pay more attention to the ocean from now on?

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At 11:43 PM, Blogger Calvin Jones said...

Your opinion happens to go against the global consensus that climate change is overwhelingly the result of anthropogenic GHG emissions.


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