Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) participated in the COP 20 and the People’s Summit in Lima, Peru campaigning for a fair global climate deal. FOEI demand that developed countries take their historical responsibility and cut their emissions substantially while supporting developing countries to change over to clean energy. Dipti Bhatnagar, Climate Justice & Energy Co-coordinator from FOEI talks about the inadequate outcome from the COP 20 and FOEI’s participation in the People’s Summit.
According to the secretariat of the UNFCCC the result of the climate talks in Lima ”puts world on track to Paris 2015” and furthermore that ”the negotiations here reached a new level of realism and understanding about what needs to be done now, over the next 12 months and into the years and decades to come if climate change is to be truly and decisively addressed”. Dipti, on the contrary, explains that the outcome COP 20 is very much focused on the needs of the developed countries, as the results from the negotiations lack mention of equity, historical responsibility and common but differentiated responsibilities. She declares that the developed countries are manipulating the process to remove their historical responsibility: “based on what the science tells us we need to do and how urgent the situation is – the pledges that the developed countries have put forward until now are meaningless”.
Parallel to the COP 20 negotiations in Lima FOEI participated in the People’s Summit – and Dipti points to the success of the summit: “it gives us a good way ahead for thinking of what kind of alternative spaces we want to create in Paris [COP 21]”.
To see Dipti Bhatnagar talk more about the outcome of the COP 20 and the People’s summit – watch the video above.
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