While climate negotiators from around the world wrangle in Paris over a final agreement, citizens, activists, and organizers have been pushing inside an outside the summit for real climate justice. In the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks public demonstrations have been banned during the two weeks of climate talks. However this New Internationalist photo gallery presents defiant public demonstrations and other events from frontline struggles against the harmful causes and effects of climate change.
Governments may have signalled an end to the fossil fuel era, with massive consequences for industry, global security, financial markets and public health, Al Gore and other business leaders have said.
PARIS — Several thousand climate activists from across Europe and many from farther afield gathered peacefully near the Arc de Triomphe on Saturday to protest the outcome of the COP 21 climate conference about 12 miles away.
Today, after two weeks of tortuous negotiations – well, 21 years, really – governments announced the Paris Agreement. This brand new climate deal will kick in in 2020. But is it really as ‘ambitious’ as the French government is claiming?
PARIS, FRANCE, December 12, 2015 – The climate deal to be agreed today is a sham, according to Friends of the Earth International.
“Rich countries have moved the goal posts so far that we are left with a sham of a deal in Paris. Through piecemeal pledges and bullying tactics, rich countries have pushed through a very bad deal,” said Sara Shaw, Friends of the Earth International climate justice and energy coordinator.
The Paris climate deal will be "meaningless" and will fail to avert dangerous global warming unless countries agree to pledge deeper emissions cuts every five years, the EU has warned, as talks look set to overrun their Friday deadline.
Paris, France - Negotiators at the 21st UN Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris are rapidly moving toward a global climate agreement that promises death and destruction - especially for certain small island and African nations.