Monthly Archives: December 2014

Lima: seeds of resistance

You probably noticed a range of different perspectives on the outcome of the Lima climate talks in the media in the last week or so. From Lima as a failure that did nothing to avert catastrophic climate change to Lima … Continue reading

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Climate crisis (still) in overtime

Tension increased on Friday as talks were suspended in early evening pending a new draft text. The tired negotiators eventually got the new text at 2:30am only to be asked by the co-chairs to accept it there and then so … Continue reading

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Climate crisis in overtime

‘We are here to implement the Convention, not to re-write it’. The words of India’s Environment Minister neatly sum up the position of global South countries as the UN climate negotiations in Lima near their scheduled end. Photo – Mural … Continue reading

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Climate Justice Now! In Defense of Mother Earth

While negotiations continue inside the conference centre today, outside many thousands of people are taking to the street of Lima, on human rights day, in the World March in Defense of Mother Earth. From the well-documented atrocities of fossil fuel … Continue reading

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Climate talks head to Peru

As I write, I’m on my way to the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru. I’ll be joining colleagues from Friends of the Earth organisations and climate justice allies around the world to bring a strong civil society voice to … Continue reading

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