25 Nov '11, 3pm

Petition time: - EU must lead on a strong, fair climate agreement in Durban #COP17 @wwwfoecouk

As the head of the EU delegation at the upcoming Durban climate talks, I urge you to take a strong position on the following key topics: 1. Save the Kyoto protocol to ensure continued binding global action on climate change. We must build on the current system of international, legally-binding emissions cuts - not scrap it. This must be done without loopholes, carbon trading or off-setting. 2. Deep domestic emission cuts are needed - at least 40% by 2020 on 1990 levels without offsetting. The EU must take the lead, helping create jobs, delivering health benefits and long-term financial savings by transforming our energy system away from dirty fossil fuels to renewable energy and energy efficiency. 3. Increase climate funding for developing countries. Not only is there a possible gap in the money needed by poor countries already facing the impacts of climate change after 20...

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