As the COP21 climate negotiations go down to the wire in Paris tonight, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the talks have been the most complicated and difficult he has ever been involved in.
As the diplomats and politicians from 200 nations fight over the text word by word and line by line, it is increasingly clear there are serious flaws to any agreement.
I am so very blessed. My Father surrounds me with so much love. His creation is so very beautiful. I am thankful for the blue sky on a warm morning, fresh snow on a winter’s morning, the sound of birds chattering away and the magical sound of their wings as they fly as one into the trees. I am thankful for the peace around me.
Thousands expected for major action in Paris marking climate ‘red lines’ crossed by governments and big polluters
As negotiators try to finalize a UN climate pact being hailed as dangerously insufficient, a network of groups will express their outrage and pledge continuing action in the new year with massive civil disobedience at an iconic French site.
The latest draft of the Paris climate agreement released Wednesday is not nearly ambitous enough to prevent catastrophic harm to the world’s poorest countries, or to help them adapt to global warming’s worst effects, experts suggest.
The U.K. advocacy group Friends of the Earth says the COP21 negotiations are about rich countries deciding whose economies will thrive, and who will suffer.
“We know the Titanic is hitting the iceberg —and we’re all on the Titanic,” said the group's senior campaigner Asad Rehman.
US, European and other states push for exclusion of binding Indigenous rights from agreement
Indigenous groups from across the world staged a paddle down the Seine river in Paris on Sunday, calling on governments to ensure Indigenous rights are included in the United Nations climate pact currently being negotiated in France.
The United States, the EU, Australia and other states have pushed for Indigenous rights to be dropped from the binding parts of the agreement out of fear that it could create legal liabilities.
BANGKOK, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The role of the world's more than 370 million indigenous peoples in fighting climate change has been largely ignored in national plans to curb planet-warming emissions issued ahead of upcoming U.N. climate talks, researchers and activists said on Wednesday.
In a lead-up to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) to be held in Paris-Le Bourget from November 30 through December 11, the Committee in Solidarity With the Indigenous People of the Americas (CSIA) organized a solidarity day, “Native People, Defenders of Mother Earth, the Environment and the Climate,” in Paris on October 10.