UN climate talks 2011: Durban
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.
Members 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
- Disastrous "durban package" accelerates onset of climate catastrophe
- Read all our press releases relating to the talks
- Call one of South Africa's largest polluters to get out of the climate change negotiations
- Stop land grabbing for palm oil in Uganda
FoEI Chair Nnimmo Bassey blogs for the New Internationalist
- Durban became a procrastinators' paradise
- There is no planet b
- The Kyoto Protocol is in grave danger
- Challenging climate apartheid
- Are Durban climate talks worth the bother
Updates from Durban: inside and outside the talks
- The silver lining to a terribly dark cloud - the Green Climate Fund and Durban
- Civil society takes action in Durban for a fair agreement
- 3,000 people demand EU leadership at climate talks
- The youth take a stand
- Profiting from pollution: an introduction to carbon trading
- Fighting climate change on the frontline
- 10,000 people demand climate justice
- Keep corporations out of the Green Climate Fund
- Durban in Brussels: European youth convergence for climate justice
- Exposing climate killers
- FoE US: Climate talks begin with tragic deaths
- REDD in the real world
- Will they listen?
- How corporations rule: a series of case studies exposing corporate influence in climate negotiations
- In the REDD: Australia's carbon offset project in central Kalimantan
- Briefing: Changing the system not the climate
- Carbon markets briefing: our climate is not for sale
- Factsheet: Our climate, our say
Young Friends of the Earth
- Listen to the coverage on our web based radio station Real World Radio
- View photos from the events taking place inside and outside the talks
- View a more extensive selection of high resolution photos on our Flickr account