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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 279

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Climate crisis

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 aprile 2010

Cape Town, South Africa, As ministers from the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, China, and India) meet in Cape Town, Greenpeace displayed banners reading “climate change needs BASIC leadership” on a boat directly opposite the 12 Apostles Hotel in Camps Bay where the conference is taking place. Greenpeace volunteers from BASIC countries held banners with the same message outside the hotel as the ministers gathered to meet  Greenpeace is highlighting the urgent need for the BASIC group of countries, four of the most influential emerging economies in the world, to take climate leadership in the run up to the next UN Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of the year. At the meeting, which lasts until 27 April, Greenpeace urges the BASIC bloc to ensure it: • Delivers a detailed framework indicating how support to the countries most vulnerable to climate change will be delivered through technology transfers, finance and capacity building. • Agrees a plan to help rebuild trust in the climate negotiations, and
to work with partners from the rest of developing world, as well as with developed countries to overcome the main stumbling blocks in the current negotiations. • Indicates how it plans to overcome the so-called “gigatonne gap” – the gap between current greenhouse gas emission reduction pledges, andthe real reductions needed to keep global temperature rise below 2°C,
the limit science tells us is needed to prevent climate chaos. • Takes the lead in ensuring that the final outcome of the international negotiations will be “legally binding” • Takes the lead on insisting that the US$30 billion identified at the Copenhagen climate summit for short-term funding to tackle global deforestation, climate change adaptation and mitigation is rapidly paid out  to the most vulnerable countries.

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