Climate talks waste opportunities as planet heats
Marcha de los Pueblos en Lima COP20
Critical of the failure of the UN climate talks in Peru to deliver concrete, science-based plans to combat climate change, a frank statement from Samantha Smith, leader of WWF’s climate team, said the talks had failed to agree 2020 targets for emission cuts, lacked clarity on funding sources and overlooked vulnerable countries. Delaying action till 2020 will make it near impossible to avoid the worst climate change impacts – yet political expediency won over scientific urgency, she said. The statement urged governments to use upcoming June G7 and UN summits as opportunities to define actions and financing for the next five years. WWF continues to work with society groups, governments and companies to urgently address climate change both within and outside the UN process.
Original article posted on: 14.12.14 Updated on: 05.03.15