28 Nov '11, 1pm

COP 17/ CMP 7: Chronology of Talks-Papers vs. Action | | #climate #Durban #COP17 #CMP7 #COP17CMP7 #climatechange

COP 17/ CMP 7: Chronology of Talks-Papers vs. Action | | #climate #Durban #COP17 #CMP7 #COP17CMP7 #climatechange

Paper promises in the form of policy and legislative mechanisms are good and well; but as experience has taught us, paper promises are 90% of the time just that, lovely forms of references when monitoring a state's adherence to international agreements or even local law, but the lack of monitoring and enforcement barely happens and if at all with 'sweetheart-slap-on-the-wrist' penalisation of polluters. So when I refer to action I mean tangible measurable ones on the changes at the very sites of impact, be they biophysical or social. This not so far-fetched revelation of "what people say and do are often divorced", a crude issue of public image and spinning versus actual behaviour, is what should guide our milestone monitoring of climate change action, from grand global players of the greatest polluters versus benign climate change victim nations. At the sovereign nation l...

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