Us – working in the NNCC-project at the Jokkmokk Office wish you all a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Sustanable Year!!
I read on Twitter a comment about Doha, it was true but, oh, so depressing:
WWF wrote: ”In a year in which the impacts of climate change pounded people in rich and poor countries alike, negotiators in Doha have failed to deliver even the minimum expectations for the UN climate negotia…”
It is depressing that the leaders of this world has such big trouble to take the necessary decisions.
Still: The speech that the lead negotiator for the Philippines at the Climate Conference in Doha, Naderev Saño, held was extraordinary! It effected the whole world when he not could keep back the tears as he made a passionate appeal for real action on climate change.
”I appeal to all, please, no more delays, no more excuses. Please, let Doha be remembered as the place where we found the political will to turn things around…
I ask of all of us here, if not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?”
According to WMO (World Meteorological Organization) 2012 ”The years 2001–2011 were all among the warmest on record, and, according to the World Meteorological Organization, the first ten months indicate that 2012 will most likely be no exception despite the cooling influence of La Niña early in the year.”
That information was released to the negotiators at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar. Hopefully they read and learn and start acting!
BUT – when we read the media reports from the Doha meeting I’m not convinced that the negotiators will be possible to reach an agreement that will be significant for the whole world. The 200 participant countries has not yet managed to agree on any big decisions.
It seams that one of the problem is to agree on the emissions. EU has promised to cut its emissions by 20 percent by 2020 but Russia, Canada and Japan says no..and if that means that the extension of the Kyoto Protocol is not possible – well – nobody knows.