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CAFOD congratulates developing countries for leading the way at Poznan

And tells industrialised nations “shame on you”.

On the final full day of negotiations at the UN climate change talks the industrialised nations are stalling. Without a decision from Brussels on the EU climate and energy package, and with the umbrella countries procrastinating on emissions targets decided at Bali one year ago, progress at Poznan looks remote.

And yet, while the industrialised nations block the path to strong agreement, the developing countries are leading the way with the strength of their proposals and climate change initiatives.

Message to UN climate talks: Delay kills

'Delay Kills' ice sculpture. Credit: Piotr Fajfel/Oxfam

Oxfam's Theo Ratcliff reports from Poland, where we're waiting for the outcome of crucial climate change talks.

EU puts coal ahead of the climate - Greenpeace

European Leaders lack both the vision and the political will to get a deal for the climate in Copenhagen, Greenpeace warned today.

Commenting on the climate deal agreed in Brussels, Robin Oakley, Greenpeace UK climate campaigner, said:

World faces huge challenge as global climate talks fizzle out

As UN climate negotiations fizzle out in Poznan, Poland, Friends of the Earth warns of a global climate crisis unless the world takes urgent action to cut emissions.

Big names call for big international climate deal

David Attenborough, Scarlett Johansson, Angelique Kidjo, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

Greenpeace and others send emergency letter to European leaders on climate package

NGOs across Europe united today to warn their political leaders that horse trading and diplomatic brinkmanship could destroy a historic package of measures aimed at tackling climate change.

Representatives from the Climate Action Network, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth have sent a joint letter to the heads of Europe's main institutions demanding that leaders have the courage to face down those countries determined to massively weaken the climate change deal.

The most recent draft of the package, if accepted, would result in a totally inadequate deal:

While the EU fumbles, ice sculptures call for climate action

We're into the all-important last three days of United Nations climate talks.

It's at this point that government ministers - the people with the power to make decisions about whether their country signs on to a global agreement to tackle climate change - have started to arrive in Poland.

On a climate mission

This week, climate experts from 192 countries have descended on Poznan, a frostbitten industrial city in Poland. Our head of climate change policy, Ruth Davis, has joined the fray...

UK must take the lead at UN climate talks

The UK government is being urged by Friends of the Earth to show international leadership and kick-start stalling UN climate negotiations by unilaterally pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2020.

EU agrees renewable energy deal

Friends of the Earth has welcomed today's EU agreement committing the bloc to securing 20 per cent of its energy needs from renewable energy sources by 2020 but expressed disappointment at plans to increase the use of biofuels

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