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The alternative g8 summit

by PhilLee — last modified Jul 02, 2009 10:31 AM

Ahead of next week's G8 summit in Naples, Italy, members of civil society movements are gathering in Sardinia for an alternative G8 summit.

GS8_logo-web.jpgFor a large part of the official G8 summit world leaders will be discussing climate change. Whereas they will be talking about market based solutions and the World Bank's role in bringing about a low carbon economy the alternative summit will be discussing how this transition must be managed in a way that does not harm the poor by limiting energy access or the right to develop, and adds to the empowerment of local communities to make decisions about local resources.


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