parties to the UN Climate Convention meet in Doha from 26
November to 7 December, the Global Greens note with alarm assessments
from many major global institutions that the world is facing a climate
catastrophe unless urgent action is taken.
the World Meteorological Organisation recorded record
levels of CO2 and other climate pollutants in the atmosphere; CO2
levels reached 390.9 ppm in 2011 compared with 280 ppm before the
the World Bank warned that we are on track to a 4°C
warmer world marked by extreme heat waves and life threatening
sea-level rise, with the consequences borne largely by the world’s
the International Energy Agency found that global
energy system is on an unsustainable path and, to reach even the
(inadequate) goal of limiting warming to 2°C, two-thirds of fossil fuel
reserves have to stay in the ground.
call for the world’s governments to act on these warnings and commit to
an ambitious and effective Kyoto Protocol successor agreement , to be
negotiated by 2015.
According to the resolution
adopted by the Global Greens Congress
in Dakar in April 2012, urgent actions should include:
providing renewable energy for all;
meeting climate financing pledges
with new funds in the form of grants, not loans;
eliminating fossil fuel subsidies
phasing out the production and use
of coal and banning new unconventional fossil fuel projects;
stopping deforestation and
degradation of natural forests by 2020;
phasing out the use of nuclear
running out but it is not yet too late – the Greens look to the nations
meeting in Doha to show the leadership so desperately needed.