Jul 09, 2009
Members of civil society movements gathered in Sardinia for an alternative G8 summit ahead of the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy.
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:
more informationThe alternative G8 final summary statement