Climate change conference in Paris, BirdLife comments

This 4 December 2015 video says about itself:

The latest video in our 60 Second COP series is, along with being slightly longer than 60s, featuring four members of our BirdLife Team here at COP21 (from left to right): Narendra Man Babu (from our Nepalese Partner Bird Conservation Nepal), Sebastian Scholz (from our German Partner NABU), Edward Perry and Melanie Heath (both from our BirdLife HQ in Cambridge). They’re giving us some brief thoughts on this first week of COP21.

More BirdLife comments on this conference are here.

This 4 December 2015 video says about itself:

60 Second COP – 2 – BirdLife’s The Messengers report presented at COP21

The second of our ’60 Second COP’ videos – BirdLife Director Melanie Heath tells us a little bit more about The Messengers, our climate change report launched today at COP21, and the panel discussion event we held to launch it:

The United Nations climate change summit commenced this past Monday with 150 heads of state and tens of thousands of representatives from national governments, businesses and the NGO industry converging on Paris. Despite its supposedly historic significance, the 21st Conference of Parties, or COP 21, promises little more than the previous 20 failed annual conferences. Regardless of whether a final agreement is reached, the most ambitious scenario demonstrates once again the inability to address climate change in any meaningful way under capitalism: here.

Pacific Island nations have told the COP21 ecological summit in Paris they are “bearing the brunt” of the effects of climate change. Some, such as Tuvalu, are less than four metres above sea level and face an existential threat due to rising seas. Pacific leaders called on the advanced nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming rises below 1.5 degrees centigrade, which scientists say is safer than the current agreed goal of 2C: here.

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