06-12-08

Al eens van avaaz.org ( de wereld in actie ) gehoord ? Deel 2, iets concreet nu.

Hvandeker : In dit geval gaat het over het overleg in Poznan, waar gezocht wordt naar een gezamenlijk standpunt t.a.v. post-Kyoto. Volgende oproep wordt naar ' bekenden ' van Avaaz gestuurd om een petitie te tekenen waarin gewezen wordt op het gevaar van ondermijning van de reeds gemaakte afspraken door bepaalde landen, als gevolg van de financiële crisis. Oordel zelf en reageer desgevallend. Deze concrete petitie heeft op dit ogenblik ( 6.12.2008 16:09)  welgeteld 91.003 handtekeningen.   

Dear friends,

It's climate crunch time this week. Help save the UN global climate talks by signing the petition to European leaders today. Let them know we demand climate action and leadership!

While the world's attention is elsewhere, the global negotiations to tackle the climate crisis are finally reaching crunch point. World leaders gather in Poland this week to hammer out a deal that should lead to a new and powerful global treaty, but Italy and Poland are aggressively undermining the talks, while Germany, normally a climate champion, stands idly by.

For our future, we need to urgently influence these 3 European leaders leaders -- Merkel, Berlusconi and Tusk -- before their negotiators finally sit down at the global climate table. If they don't change course in these coming days, Europe will fail to reach a unified position, which could literally unravel the entire global process.

That's why Avaaz has urgently dispatched members of our team to Poland and Belgium, to help stem the tide. We've secured urgent face-to-face meetings with key climate negotiators later this week but real numbers are needed to make all our voices heard. Add your name to the urgent global climate petition here and help take our call to action to the heart of the negotiations:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/europe_climate_crunch_time

For the last year, the US, Canada, and Japan have been the worst obstructionists in climate talks - as we exposed early in Bali. But now, Bush, Fukuda and Harper are gone or heading out the door. A breakthrough could be near as we approach the final stretch... if only Europe weren't on the verge of abandoning its ambitious climate program.

Coal and heavy industry lobbies are using the financial crisis as a smokescreen to block progress. Italy and Poland threaten to pull the European Union away from the ambitious goals set last year. Germany is staying silent. As a result, the European Union is deadlocked in Brussels -- and ineffective at the United Nations talks. But we must succeed this week to have any chance of building the road map to the final UN meeting in Copenhagen next year.

In all three countries, it's not too late. We can show these governments that their own citizens and the rest of the world will not settle for anything less than strong climate action. Avaaz is commissioning independent opinion polls on climate in all three countries, building a massive global petition for delivery in meetings and stunts at the UN and EU talks, and launching a major media campaign to shame, cajole, and encourage EU leaders to do the right thing.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/europe_climate_crunch_time

Before Obama takes the helm, the next step in the world's response to climate change depends on European leadership. Here's what we need Europe to bring to the global table: 30% emissions cut by 2020 if a global deal is reached, 100% auctioning of permits, and a strict compliance regime to ensure targets are met. The EU's climate policy will electrify or dampen the international negotiations in Poland, while setting the stage for the final meeting in Copenhagen.

For all of us who have ever been concerned about climate change, now's the time to send a message calling for leadership and vision. By the time we reach the new year, Europe's policy will be sealed, and with it much of the global response to the climate crisis.

With determination,

Ben, Iain, Brett, Graziela, Ricken, Paula, Milena, Paul, Alice, Pascal -- and the rest of the Avaaz team

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