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“We’re Not Finished Yet,” Civil Society Warns

Posted on 19 December 2009 by editor

Civil society march in Copenhagen. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

Civil society march in Copenhagen. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

By Raúl Pierri and Daniela Estrada

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva)  COP15 proved to be a “spectacular failure even according to its own terms,” but civil society had “some successes,” such as the inclusion of certain issues on the climate agenda, and making the voice of the South heard loud and clear.

That was how activists assessed their efforts at COP15 as the climate change talks came to an agonising end Saturday in Copenhagen. Continue Reading

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No se hizo historia en Copenhague

Posted on 19 December 2009 by editor

Activistas arrestados por la policía danesa antimotines. Crédito: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

Activistas arrestados por la policía danesa antimotines. Crédito: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

Por Stephen Leahy

COPENHAGUE (IPS/TerraViva) No se hizo historia en Copenhague. Tampoco se selló ningún pacto contra el cambio climático. Tras dos años de intensas negociaciones entre 193 países, rompe los ojos la división entre el mundo rico y el pobre.

Los países pobres quieren reducciones drásticas de las emisiones causantes del recalentamiento por parte del mundo industrial, y éste sigue resistiéndose a cortes sustantivos y metas obligatorias. Continue Reading

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History Was Not Made in Copenhagen

Posted on 19 December 2009 by editor

Climate activists arrested by the Danish police. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/TerraViva

Climate activists arrested by the Danish police. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/TerraViva

By Stephen Leahy

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) There is no Copenhagen climate treaty. History was not made here and no deal was sealed.

After two years of intense negotiations by 194 countries, what is abundantly clear is the enormous divide between the rich and poor countries. Poor countries want deep cuts in emissions by the industrialised world, and the latter continue to resist significant cuts and legally binding targets. Continue Reading

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BANGLADESH: Community-Based Climate Strategies Are Key

Posted on 19 December 2009 by editor

By Darryl D’Monte

COPENHAGEN, Dec 19 (IPS/TerraViva) – Many countries treat Bangladesh as a country that is so afflicted by calamities that it is incapable of pulling itself out of dire poverty. Yet, it has blazed a trail in drawing up blueprints for community-driven climate adaptation strategies.

Part of this blueprint is to revive traditional farming practices that could withstand extreme weather changes. Continue Reading

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“No hemos terminado”, advierte la sociedad civil

Posted on 19 December 2009 by editor

Marcha de la sociedad civil en Copenhague. Crédito: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

Marcha de la sociedad civil en Copenhague. Crédito: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

Por Raúl Pierri y Daniela Estrada

COPENHAGUE (IPS/TerraViva)  La COP-15 demostró ser un “espectacular fracaso en sus propios términos”, pero la sociedad civil tuvo algunos “éxitos”, como imponer temas en la agenda climática y hacer oír más fuerte la voz el Sur.

Así evaluaron activistas sus esfuerzos al cierre de la COP-15 (15 Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático), que todavía sesionaba agónicamente el sábado. Continue Reading

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