The expectations of the latest round of global climate talks (26 November – 7 December, Doha, Qatar) were low, but governments failed to meet them nevertheless. The conference gave us no progress today, but a slightly better chance of steps forward tomorrow.
The absence of new carbon cuts and petty cash for climate action at the U.N. talks leads the world towards catastrophic climate change.(French version below)
Catholic development networks CIDSE and Caritas Internationalis about their expectations for the Doha climate summit, 26 November - 7 December 2012. (French and Spanish version below).
The poorest bite Doha's dust, as governments keep the negotiations on track towards a global deal by 2015, but do little more to avoid catastrophic climate change.
CAN-E, Europe's largest coalition working on climate and energy issues CIDSE is a member of, expresses disappointment about the outcomes of the meeting of EU environment ministers on October 25th.
Agriculture: from Problem to Solution - Achieving the Right to Food in a Climate-Constrained World. CIDSE Guiding Principles and Recommendations, October 2012 (Available in EN – ES - FR ).
As the UN climate negotiations resume in Bangkok this week, in preparation of the Doha summit later this year, the question is where the June Rio+20 conference on sustainable development has left us on climate change?
CIDSE, together with six other environmental and development organisations, made a symbolic handover of a pair of gloves to encourage Angela Merkel to keep working for more climate action in Europe.
CIDSE welcomes today’s resolution by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee saying the EU should pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emission by 30% by 2020.
Responsibility and solidarity should prevail at Durban climate talks, CIDSE says