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UN climate talks 2009: copenhagen

by PhilLee — last modified Dec 01, 2009 12:40 PM

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.

Flood-2We 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.





Financing Climate Justice: Ensuring a just agreement in Copenhagen.
Download our position paper [pdf] and summary [pdf]


REDD myths: A comprehensive critique of a new scheme intended to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries. Download:  Full report  [pdf] | Executive Summary [pdf]


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]

press releases

Read our daily releases on the negotiations


Read our posts from the UN conference and the Klimaforum - the alternative climate summit.



Listen to the coverage on Real World Radio


video and photos

Watch videos from Copenhagen

View the photos on Flickr

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