Fossil of the Day Awards | The Jackal

4 Dec 2011

Fossil of the Day Awards

It would be disastrous if the internationally binding emission reduction commitments would lapse or end altogether in Durban. 
The US is leading the rich countries demand for a replacement of the Kyoto Protocol with a totally inadequate voluntary pledge where countries would decide their own emissions cuts on a national basis. 
It seems that only the Africa Group of countries are united in their demand to hold industrialised countries accountable to their previous commitments, while rich industrialized countries are busy trying to carve out new business opportunities for multinational corporations and their financial elites.

Countries that don’t commit to a binding agreement to reduce emissions are committing a crime against humanity.