Its over before it starts?
Published 15th November 2009 - 17 comments - 5005 views -
So the big news is that Obama is backing the idea of postponing any major decision that could have been decided in Copenhagen. Now what we are looking at is a political accord that will set the ground work for a possible binding deal in 2010 in Mexico or Germany.
So has all the hype, all the actions, all the protests, the events, activism and blogging been a waste of time? Nothing we want will come from the COP15 conference, we will have to wait for the COP16 and hope that a deal can be made there? Should we be resigned to the fact, that possible no deal will be done?
I have lost faith in our world leaders on this issue. It seems to have been all talk and no commitment. Copenhagen will be a little cosy session with everyone having a nice chat over a cup of tea, as they don't have a big job to do anymore. They don't have to make a hard decision on targets, levels of funding and verification of commitments.
When are we going to get this agreement? World leaders hae known since 1997 that we would have to have an agreement around now. And they act shocked and as if we have suddenly sprang this on them. They have no excuses, this is their fault, and maybe we should let them know that where it hurts them most. At the ballot box.
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