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UN climate talks 2011: Durban

by PhilLee — last modified Dec 09, 2011 08:25 PM
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As world leaders met in Durban, South Africa to discuss efforts to tackle global warming, Friends of the Earth International were there calling on the rich developed countries, which have historically emitted the most greenhouse gases, to agree to urgent and dramatic cuts in their emissions.

Day of Action durban 2Members of the FoEI delegation carry a 'no carbon trading' banner on the streets of Durban during the Global Day of Action.  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.

coverage of the talks and further reading

Press releases


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FoEI Chair Nnimmo Bassey blogs for the New Internationalist


Updates from Durban: inside and outside the talks




Young Friends of the Earth








Civil society events in Durban

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