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Europe’s Timid Commitments

Posted on 11 December 2009 by editor

 Friends of the Earth activists demand Climate Justice. Credit: Nasseem Ackbarally/IPS.

Friends of the Earth activists demand Climate Justice. Credit: Nasseem Ackbarally/IPS

By Claudia Ciobanu

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) – “Decision-makers should stop thinking in realpolitik terms and acknowledge that we are out of time,’’ says Magda Stoczkiewicz, director of Friends of the Earth (FoE) in Europe.

The behavior of political leaders is “almost like a conscious decision to go against science,” she told TerraViva in an interview. Continue Reading

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Beware of Carbon Trading Trap – Activists

Posted on 08 December 2009 by editor

Activists with poster depicting clock ticking on climate change. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

Activists with poster depicting clock ticking on climate change. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

By Claudia Ciobanu

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) – As the climate change summit in the Danish capital moves into a second day, environmental groups warn that by pushing carbon offsetting and trade, governments of developed countries are bypassing their responsibility to significantly reduce domestic emissions and  provide aid to developing countries. Continue Reading

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