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Profit overrides climate as UN summit fails in Doha


Profit overrides climate as UN summit fails in Doha


German GUE/NGL MEP Sabine Wils on the outcome of the UN climate change summit in Doha:

“This summit has delivered a miserable outcome. The EU has discredited itself, but not only because of Poland. The EU was quite blatant in its efforts to spare European industry ambitious climate protection targets. Despite the urgency, the EU did not raise its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets to 30% or 40% by 2020. The current goal of 20% by 2020 has almost been already reached.”

“The message Doha sends out to world is: continue with business as usual! The extension of the Kyoto Protocol, the minimum goal for Doha, doesn’t change anything. The Kyoto Protocol addresses only 15% of global greenhouse gas emission and is riddled with loopholes.”

“The EU more or less ignored the demands from developing countries to push for a detailed roadmap for a much-needed global climate treaty by 2015 and for the middle and long-term financing for mitigation and adaptation. Instead, some countries pledged to provide about € 7 billion over the next two years. Given the pace of ice cap melting, this is just a drop in the ocean. Millions of people are threatened by the loss of drinking water, flooding, or even the demise of their countries.”
“What was obvious in the run-up to the climate summit in Doha is now official: global warming will certainly exceed 2°C, most likely rising to 4°C or more.”


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