UN climate talks 2009: copenhagen
As world leaders met in Copenhagen to discuss efforts to tackle global warming, Friends of the Earth International called 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 called 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
- Read our position paper [pdf]
- Read our closing statement on the talks
- Read the closing blog post from the FoEI Chair
Climate Justice Times: Newspaper released by FoEI during the UN climate talks in Copenhagen highlighting our positions on issues such as carbon offsetting and agrofuels. Download [pdf]