Dec 10, 2010
As world leaders met in Cancun, Mexico to discuss efforts to tackle global warming, Friends of the Earth International were calling on the rich industrialised countries, which have historically emitted the most greenhouse gases, to agree to urgent and dramatic cuts in their emissions starting NOW.
We're calling on developed countries to tackle climate change by urgently making real changes at home. Carbon offsetting – when developed countries buy carbon credits from developing countries to avoid cutting emissions themselves – has no part to play in a just international agreement to fight climate change.
We believe in Climate justice which means emission cuts in developed countries, and money for developing countries to grow cleanly and adapt to the effects of climate change – but it also means a change in our consumption patterns.
closing press releases and analysis
blogs and comment
Read our closing blog post from FoEI Chair Nnimmo Bassey
Hemantha Withanage blogs for Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka
Analysis and blogs from Friends of the Earth United States
Clearing the air: Moving on from carbon trading to real climate solutions
The international Caravan of our ally, La Via Campesina, advances for Cancun
Cancun in Brussels: The European Assembly for Climate Justice
Brussels: Don't nuke our climate!
Public encouraged to hit World Bank “Piggy Bank Piñata”
Australia: The Camp for Climate Action