07 Jun '11, 6pm

Island nations set a clear climate agenda at Bonn climate talks: At the opening of the latest round of climate t...

Island nations set a clear climate agenda at Bonn climate talks: At the opening of the latest round of climate t...

At the opening of the latest round of climate talks in Bonn, Germany, the Association of Small Island States (AOSIS) offered a clear agenda for negotiators to follow in order to make progress on a fair, ambitious and legally binding climate treaty. The clarity of the AOSIS approach is a reminder that the lack of progress at the UN climate negotiations is not caused by the process itself, but by the lack of political ambition of the parties, especially the developed countries and largest polluters. Speaking on behalf of the island nations, Grenada emphasized the urgency of the situation: Our second source of extreme time pressure comes from the mounting scientific evidence that the 1.5 degree goal is already at risk if we do not take decisive action now. The International Energy Agency has reported that energy-related carbon-dioxide emissions in 2010 were the highest in his...

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/island-nations-set-clea...

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