Social organizations abandon the Climate Change Conference in Warsaw in protest

Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Thursday 21 November at half past noon, one day before the end of the UN climate conference in Warsaw [the COP19], hundreds of climate activists, including representatives of Climate Coalition-are leaving peacefully the space conference in protest through the process.

Among the various groups representing civil society leaving the conference to protest on behalf of millions of people demanding an effective climate action, are Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam and the International Trade Union Confederation, which have members nationals in Spain Climate Coalition.

Representatives of civil society have noted that the lack of sense of urgency that we are witnessing in Warsaw is such that we have no choice but to leave the conference in protest. Our governments are still light years ahead of the action needed to avoid climate catastrophe.

Governments of industrialized countries are abandoning their responsibility to avoid climate catastrophe. Climate Coalition organizations have witnessed the shocking lack of action by governments of developed countries. Meanwhile, the Polish government has actively helped host the pollutants to influence negotiations businesses.

La ONU es el espacio más democrático que existe para hacer frente a la crisis climática. Las conversaciones climáticas de la ONU se supone que están haciendo progresos en la aplicación del acuerdo que los gobiernos del mundo hicieron en el Convenio Internacional firmado en 1992 para frenar el cambio climático. El acuerdo reconoce que los países ricos son responsables en mayor medida por el problema del cambio climático y que deben tomar la iniciativa en la solución del mismo, así como proporcionar fondos a los países más pobres, que incluye la devolución de su deuda climática.

The governments of developed nations have been kidnapped by big polluters and their positions in the conference at least prevent any progress of the talks. Judging by the attitude and actions of developed national governments in Warsaw, shows that they are listening before polluters entrepreneurs.

Climate Coalition believes it is feasible to construct an energy system with low impact on the climate, and that is fair and sustainable. But to achieve that goal, we must challenge the corporate power and exercise genuine democratic control over energy decisions of our governments.

[1]Forman parte de CoaliciónClima: Amigos de la Tierra, Ecologistas en Acción, Ecología y Desarrollo, Greenpeace, SEO/BirdLife, WWF España, Green Cross España, AcciónNatura, CCOO, FundaciónAlianzapor la Solidaridad (APS), Coordinadora de ONGD, Globalízate, Intermon Oxfam, InspiraAction, ManosUnidas, Movimientopor la Paz, AFILIS (asociación para el fomento de iniciativas locales sostenibles), CiMA (científicospor el medio ambiente), CoordinadoraEstatal de CienciasAmbientales, Red de Universidadespor el Clima, Sociólogos sin Fronteras, ADICAE, ASGECO, CECU, FUCI, Hispacoop, OCU, Asociación de Scouts España y Attac.

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