Stop Climate Chaos


SCCS blog from Copenhagen: Part 8

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland @ Cop15
Richard Dixon
DAY Eight - by Dr Richard Dixon.
Monday 14th December 2009

Sunday was a day of planning, with an incredible seven hours’ worth for the international Climate Action Network. We had several frank assessments of where each of the key issues are at in the negotiations and which key countries are good, bad or indifferent on each of these. We also looked at how we would respond to the different possible outcomes this Friday or Saturday.

SCCS blog from Copenhagen: Part 7

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland @ Cop15
Richard Dixon
DAY Seven - by Dr Richard Dixon.
Sunday 13th December 2009

It was great to meet a number of familiar faces again, once I had been through the long queue for registration at the Bella Centre yesterday. There was some optimism around and even the EU managed to sound upbeat after winning a Fossil of the Day yesterday for their apparent lack of ambition.

SCCS blog from Copenhagen: Part 6

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland @ Cop15
Sam Gardner
DAY Six - by Dr Sam Gardner.
Saturday 12th December 2009

Over the two weeks of this conference Copenhagen has been renamed Hopenhagen. Everywhere you go the signs and banners hang from buildings or wrap around buses. Hope though does not leap from advertising banners but must have foundations in the actions of leaders. As this conference progresses huge steps need to be made if this word is to resonate with the millions whose lives are threatened by climate change.

EU announcement on climate finance

11th December

Commenting on the conclusion of the Council of European Heads of State today, the UK based coalition Stop Climate Chaos (SCC), which organised The Wave - the world’s largest ever demonstration for action on climate change in London last Saturday, said:

This sounds like a step forward by the EU - provided that the EU is not robbing desperately needed aid budgets to meet its moral obligations to help poor countries tackle climate change. However, although such short term financial sticking plasters are important, the EU is still failing to get on track to provide its full share of the $150 billion per year that will be needed by 2020 - at the very latest, to fully support developing countries.

Unless the money is put in place to help the most vulnerable, millions of people - entire communities - are at risk from threats to food production, agriculture and water supplies. Poor countries cannot cope with this on their own. The longer we delay the worse the impacts will be and the higher the eventual cost.

- Ashok Sinha, Director of Stop Climate Chaos Coalition

SCCS blog from Copenhagen: Part 5

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland @ Cop15
Sam Gardner
DAY Five - by Dr Sam Gardner.
Friday 11th December 2009

Yesterday Copenhagen replaced Tiger Woods as the world's number one search query on Google. If interest in these negotiations can knock the global fascination with the personal life of a (albeit amazingly talented) golfer from the top of the pile then maybe the world will not allow a these talks to fail.

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