On 5 December, over 50,000 of you took to the streets to demand action on climate change. This was the biggest ever UK mobilisation on climate change. Thank you and well done! It was a fantastic day and sent a clear message to Gordon Brown and the ministers heading off to the most important climate change summit ever.
This week and next leaders from all over the world are meeting to agree how we are going to tackle climate change. Who is going to reduce their emissions, by how much, and the levels of funding developing countries will receive to cope with the effects.
There has already been a bit of a furore over leaked documents that seemed to be proposing a deal where the cash would flow through the World Bank, rather than a UNFCCC fund.
“The World Bank has a very poor record dealing with development and environmental sustainability,” said Harjeet Singh, ActionAid’s climate change advisor, at the Copenhagen Summit. “It’s ironic it’s being suggested as the way forward.”
“The World Bank is not a democratic institution and in the past, has often favoured rich countries. Where does that leave the least developed countries?”
It seems it will be a busy few days in the campaign for climate justice. Watch this space for more updates and ways to make your voice heard.
Photo: Amy Scaife/ActionAid.