Jul 09, 2009

The alternative G8 summit

by Krista Stryker — last modified Jul 09, 2009 03:14 PM

Members of civil society movements gathered in Sardinia for an alternative G8 summit ahead of the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy.

Nnimmo speaking at G8 Underground

As world leaders met to discuss market-based solutions to climate change and the World Bank's role in bringing about a low carbon economy during the G8 summit, members of civil society movements congregated at the alternative G8 summit to represent poor and local communities around the world.  There they discussed how the transition to a low carbon economy can 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.


Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of the Earth International was there and documented the event. 


Read his blog posts:


GSott8 opens

Keep the oil in the soil

The tar sands threat

Nnimmo in action

The people need oil not soil


more information 

The alternative G8 final summary statement