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Stop The Climate Wreckers

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Avaaz Act Now Bali

From the Avaaz website:

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 have said 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…

We can’t let three stubborn governments throw away the planet’s future. We have until the end of Friday to do everything we can. Please sign our emergency global petition below — we’ll deliver it through stunts at the summit, a full-page ad in the Financial Times in Asia, and directly to country delegates to stiffen their nerve against any bad compromise. Add your name to the campaign below now!


Written by Pete Smith

December 12, 2007 at 12:04 pm

7 Responses

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  1. The Canadian government are very, very naughty. The US & Japan have always been since Kyoto. Three countries holding up the rest; can’t we threaten them with a reformed Australian drought affected farmer?

    I’ve signed the petition, sadly not in Japanese.


    December 12, 2007 at 2:21 pm

  2. […] h/t The Coffee House […]

  3. I signed earlier.

    This stand-off is costing us dearly.


    December 12, 2007 at 11:45 pm

  4. I think I’ve become immune to the disease that is ‘bureaucratic incompetence’ which seems to go with global CC conferences such as that in Bali. And it has probably happened without me really realising it.

    We need governments to commit to e-policy & funding but, it seems to me that there’s so much happening on the ground already from citizen/business/NGO/IGO involvement & action that, in a way, governments may find themselves playing catch-up with their voters.

    Bali, nice day beside the seaside but, I’d rather be in London where it’s really happening.


    December 13, 2007 at 7:49 am

  5. What’s an IGO?


    December 13, 2007 at 6:11 pm

  6. Apple’s latest new product, aka the bicycle.

    Pete Smith

    December 13, 2007 at 7:16 pm

  7. Inter-governmental Organisation e.g. the UN


    December 13, 2007 at 7:52 pm

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