Climate negotiations in Bali are in crisis. Things were looking good till now: near-consensus on a delicate deal, including 2020 targets for rich countries, in return for which China and the developing world would do their part over time. IPCC scientists say such targets are needed to prevent catastrophe. But Japan, the US and Canada are banding together to wreck the deal, and the rest of the world is starting to waver... |
STOP PRESS - Talks are deadlocked, running over into Saturday. There's still time. We can’t let three stubborn governments throw away the planet's future. Please sign our emergency global petition below: we're delivering it through stunts at the summit, a full-page ad in the Jakarta Post read by all the delegates (below, right), directly to negotiators to stiffen their nerve against any bad compromise. Add your name to the campaign now!
"We call urgently for the US, Canada and Japan to stop blocking serious 2020 targets for emissions reductions, and for the rest of the world to refuse to accept anything less."
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Picture: Avaaz members and youth climate coalitions send an earlier message to negotiators from the Kuta beach in Bali
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Our ad running today in the Bali conference paper read by all the delegates