A leaked draft UNFCC document dated 15th December shows that current committments of emissions reductions "remain on an unsustainable pathway that could lead to concentrations equal or above 550ppm with the related temperature raise around 3 degrees C.".
Friends of the Earth and other NGOs have been banned, and asome forcibly evicted from the UN climate talks in copehagen as rich countries continue to highjack the agenda and have produced a profoundly unjust plan.
Over 2000 people are reported to have been arrested outside the climate talks.
This MR from FoEI:
Climate talks: rich countries to blame for deadlock
The 9th Fossil of the day award was announced with Australia as part of the Umbrella group winning 2nd place. The satirical awards are a popular event presented by Climate Action Network activists.'Fossil of The Day' awards are given to the countries who perform the worst during the past day's negotiations at UN climate change conferences. (Youtube Video)
Pressure is clearly building on poor countries to back down from strong climate targets here in Copenhagen. At a powerful press conference this morning, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu accused Australia of setting up a private meeting with a number of small island states and trying to bribe them into accepting the 2 degrees C target that would mean extinction for their islands.
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The Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)
Media release 16 December 2009
Killing of OPM leader Kelly Kwalik
Greenpeace today unveiled a message for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: a banner on the iconic Sydney Opera House saying: "Stop the Politics - Climate Treaty Now". Five Greenpeace activists scaled one of the sails of the Opera House to do the banner drop.
The banner drop ocurred at 9.20am with police quickly sealing off the area to tourists and the banner was taken down by 10am. The activists have each been charged with trespass.
COPENHAGEN — InvestigateWest photographer Christopher Crow was arrested today by police wielding batons and accompanied by police dogs. Crow had been photographing demonstrators trying to shut down Copenhagen’s harbor outside the United Nations negotiations on climate
Crow was taken into custody along with about 275 others. Some 400 to 500 demonstrators had been involved in the protest.
Demonstrators marched roughly six blocks before riot police trapped the group against a metal railing about 2 1/2 miles from the harbor.
Alex Whisson from Perth Indymedia, currently in Copenhagen making a documentary on the protests and COP15 summit was detained on Sunday as hundreds of people marched towards the harbor in Copenhagen, chanting and carrying banners reading "Our planet not your business". Several journalists and photographers were targeted by the police and detained.
“December seeds"is a hybrid documentary about the December 2008 revolt in Greece.It consists of images that were shot in the streets as well as material from the greek media.
A strange story about Chris Marker and "The seeds",a film that has never been shot ,unravels as the movie goes on.
you can download from indymedia athens:
(Subtitles in engish included)