BACK “live” (ish) for the FINAL HOURS of DURBAN.

THESE ARE SOME FINAL FILMS FROM THE LAST HOURS OF DURBAN.

 

News round-up from One Climate early Friday morning, good summary.

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7pm GMT A day of hurried drafting of texts, geopolitical alignments, allocating work with an eye on 2020. I wonder what will happen when the new I.P.C.C. Reports come out in 2014 with even worse news than we have today.

7:01pm GMT update from Bill Gunyon

Before we encounter any more draft texts, here’s an outline summary of the day’s events. (I invite my colleagues to follow up with any errors or omissions).
With the overnight wind in her sails, the European Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard used the day’s opening press briefing to add pressure on those parties yet to be won over by her roadmap.
Soon we heard that Brazil and South Africa had been seduced, leaving China, India and US as the main hold-outs. Perhaps the gameplan was to isolate the US and repeat the endgame of the Bali conference in 2007.

http://oneworldgroup.org/durban

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LATEST REPORTS INDICATE A SATURDAY FINISH, WITH U.S.A. INDIA & CHINA HOLDING OUT ……………….

YOKE LING CHEE, MALAY DELEGATE & 3RD WORLD NETWORK WITH A NEGOTIATOR’S POINT OF VIEW.

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DURBAN “live” (almost)

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTIST BROUGHT THE CLIMATE CRISIS TO THE WORLD’S ATTENTION IN 1992 WITH THIS;

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Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environment and on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know. Fundamental changes are urgent if we are to avoid the collision our present course will bring about

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http://www.ucsusa.org/about/1992-world-scientists.html

ALDEN MEYER FROM U.C.S. gives an opinion on the DURBAN negotiations to date.

http://oneworldgroup.org/2011/12/06/alden-meyer-of-union-of-concerned-scientists-sums-up-the-state-of-play-at-cop17/

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TOVE RYDING FROM GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL , “ASKS” THE U.S. TO “STEP ASIDE”, THEY DON’T BRING ANYTHING ………………….

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CHRISTIANA FIGUERES  executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), delivers the 2011 Robert Schuman lecture TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY in Lisbon PRE DURBAN.

http://oneworldgroup.org/2011/11/10/christiana-figueres-updates-business-leaders-on-progress-at-the-un-climate-talks/