LGP News - Greens push for strong Copenhage
|Greens push for strong Copenhage|
|Thu, Dec 10, 2009|
Greens push for strong Copenhagen climate deal at 'The Wave' demo in London - 5 december 2009
Leicester Green Party member Bob Ball attended ''The Wave' which was organised by The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition. Here are his impressions of the day:
"A young climate change sceptic said that climate change was over-egged and Copenhagen was just a conference of the Right to make money.
Even so, there is plenty for green voices not to like. There is an enthusiasm for funding so called "clean coal" with a chance to for corporations to make more money. Half of the EU's funding to help the developing world will be via private sector carbon trading. The UK is only offering £1bn a year in climate change funding to help the developing world.
Also it's been said, if we can't make this work - multilateralism is dead, which will affect all kinds of things like food security, water security and energy security.
Leaving that aside, there was a really big turn-out for the 'Wave' the climate change protest in London, Sunday 5 December. The protest was arranged to send a clear message to governments and politicians attending the forthcoming UN summit in Copenhagen that we want a fair deal for all, the finance and legally-binding emissions cuts.
I went to London with Matt Gough from the Leicester Green Party, along with many other nice people from Leicester and together we had good day helping to get the message out - we need to get an agreement otherwise global society will be damaged.