Rich countries’ governments’ greed torpedoes Copenhagen conference

This video is called Copenhagen Demo Against Climate Catastrophe: Stop Planet Destruction.

From the Huffington Post in the USA:

The UN international climate change conference is in chaos as the G77, which represents 130 developing countries “pulled the emergency plug” suspending the talks over wealthy countries’ reluctance to discuss a legally binding emissions treaty.

Key Copenhagen policy on forest protection hangs in balance: here.

The brutal measures employed by the Danish police in Copenhagen on Saturday must serve as a warning to the working class and youth in Europe and internationally: here.

Connie Hedegaard resigns as president of Copenhagen climate summit: here.

3 thoughts on “Rich countries’ governments’ greed torpedoes Copenhagen conference

  1. Copenhagen: System change — not climate change: the Klimaforum09

    A people’s declaration from Klimaforum09, Copenhagen, December 10, 2009
    There are solutions to the climate crisis. What people and the planet
    need is a just and sustainable transition of our societies to a form
    that will ensure the rights of life and dignity of all peoples and
    deliver a more fertile planet and more fulfilling lives to future

    * Read more

    `The main issue for us is Mother Earth’ — Bolivia’s delegation to
    Copenhagen climate talks

    ANGELICA NAVARRO, chief climate negotiator for Bolivia: On the process,
    I have to say that we are quite surprised, because this is not what we
    were expecting. One hundred and ninety-two countries are united here to
    try to come to a deal. And there is this pallid process that basically
    seems to be untransparent, undemocratic, nonparticipatory, top down,
    that it seems to be imposing itself on what we are trying to achieve
    with 192 countries. We think that we have to come back to the real
    track, and that is a track with participation, inclusiveness and democracy.

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  2. Dear Friend:

    As the earth and seas grow warmer and lakes and wetlands dry up, many wildlife species have gotten caught in the crossfire. This week, WCS released a list of animals facing threats from climate change. It’s a long one. And for many of the birds and mammals and reptiles in the group, life is changing in some unexpected ways.

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  3. African delegates stage protest

    Denmark: African delegates to the climate summit have protested against what they insisted were attempts by wealthy nations to avoid deeper CO2 emission cuts.

    Indian Ocean Maldives island nation delegate Mohammed Nashid implored rich nations to stop treating climate change as “politics.”

    “Compromise is the nature of politics, but on climate change, we cannot negotiate,” he stressed.


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