#41 Africa makes a stand
Our half-time report on the UN climate talks in Barcelona is told in the words of the poor majority world participants. The story of the African Group’s stand at the talks is told in their own words.
Also this week the UK government found another £40 billion to bailout of the banks just one week after the EU heads of state were unable to guarantee any new money to meet their obligations and to poor countries and to seal a fair deal in Copenhagen…
Rich world attempt to “kill” the Kyoto Protocol
- Why we need the Kyoto Protocol (Third World Network Briefing)
- African nations make a stand at UN climate talks (Guardian, 3 November)
- Kyoto Protocol talks resume after stalling (Third World Network)
- Poor urge deep cuts; UN says out of reach (Reuters, 5 November)
- Earth Negotiations Bulletin – daily reports on procedings
- Third World Network – Barcelona updates and briefings
- ECO daily bulletins (Climate Action Network International)
- UNFCCC on demand video of press briefings, plenaries and side events
- The Guardian “Countdown to Copenhagen”
We own the banks!
- World Development Movement takes UK government to court
- Call for Publicly Owned Green Investment Bank in the UK
- Bank bailout with no strings attached (WDM letter in the Guardian, 5 November)
Rich world plays dirty?
- Rich countries call on African bloc to keep climate talks on track (Guardian, 4 November)
- Divide & rule: the politics of climate change negotiations (Oilwatch)
- Lifting the lid on the climate change talks (Guardian, 7 November)
Intro music is “Brother, can you spare a dime?” performed by the Paul Motion Trio with Rebecca Martin, from “On Broadway Vol.4 or The Paradox of Continuity.”