Dec 10, 2010

un climate talks 2010: cancun

by PhilLee — last modified Dec 10, 2010 04:35 PM

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.


Read our demands in full



closing press releases and analysis

Cancun package merely prevents collapse and leaves Kyoto protocol on life support

Friends of the Earth Europe: The Cancún agreement: Not worth cheering

blogs and comment

Read our closing blog post from FoEI Chair Nnimmo Bassey

Henry Rummins blogs for Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Manuel Graf blogs for Friends of the Earth Germany

Watch the latest videos from Cancun


View photos from the International Day of Climate Action

View the latest Friends of the Earth Brazil photos

View the latest Friends of the Earth International photos
View the latest Friends of the Earth US photos