Qatar-strophe - climate talks end without meaningful action
8 December 2012
*** See Friends of the Earth's Executive Director, Andy Atkins, interview on the Doha talks on BBC news ***
Commenting on the failure of the international community to agree any meaningful action at the Doha climate talks to slash global emissions, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said:
"Rarely has so little been achieved by so many powerful people gathered together in one place - the failure to agree any meaningful international action to slash emissions leaves the world teetering on the edge of catastrophic climate change.
"Wealthy nations must shoulder the blame - they've put their short-term interests ahead of the well-being of billions of people around the globe.
"Climate change is already happening and, if left unchecked, will cause economic mayhem that will dwarf our current financial difficulties.
"People in Britain won't escape the impacts of climate change - we must step up pressure on the Government to show international leadership by setting science-based targets to decarbonise our economy."
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Last modified: Dec 2012