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3,000 people demand EU leadership at climate talks

by PhilLee — last modified Dec 09, 2011 04:52 PM

Yesterday Friends of the Earth International handed the head of the EU delegation in Durban a list of over 3000 people who have written in to demand strong EU leadership at the UN climate talks.

eu petition hand in3,040 people sent a letter via our on-line action, calling on Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow and the EU to take a strong position on the following topics:

  • Unconditionally support a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally-binding climate agreement.
  • Agree to a legally-binding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 40 per cent domestically by 2020.
  • Close current loopholes, like carbon trading, which allow the EU to keep polluting.


As the Durban negotiations are nearing a close, the EU must show the world that it is serious about tackling climate change and sign a strong and fair agreement.

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