Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Send a Message to Climate Negotators at COP 19/CMP 9: Typhoon Haiyan is a Wake-Up Call

Bill McKibben and the team have put together a petition urging climate negotiators to act at this year's Conference of the Parties (COP 19). They are asking that negotiators secure a deal to reduce emissions and increase climate finance for the developing world.

A succession of less than stellar outcomes at the annual UN sponsored climate negotiations have fostered understandable pessimism. However we need to understand that this process offers the best chance we have of securing a globally binding climate treaty.

Such a treaty may be able to reduce emissions to the extent that we can stay below the upper 2 degrees Celsius (3.7 Fahrenheit) limit compared with preindustrial times.

If we fail to reach an agreement the consequences will be catastrophic. We got a small foretaste of the horrors of a world ravaged by climate change in the Philippines this week. We really cannot afford to sit idly by. We need to push global leaders to reduce emissions and wealthier countries must provide climate financing for the developing world.

Please join us in sending a message to UN delegates. The team will hand deliver your messages to UN delegates gathered in Poland.

Click here to sign the petition.

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