Save Kyoto, Save us all at the COP17
Time for Climate Justice Campaigners delivered the Save Kyoto Messages today in Durban at the COP17
Ahoy COP17 delegates!
The world is on course for a climate catastrophe that will affect the poorest first and hardest. For these two weeks in Durban, our leaders have a chance to turn the ship around.
We need all nations to pull together to address climate change. We cannot allow the only international legally- binding climate regime to fall apart in the face of such a global threat.
The only way to ensure we tackle the threat of climate change is if world leaders agree to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (KP). The future of the KP is in serious danger and the governments of the world need to start taking big decisions. In this time of crisis, we need all hands on deck.
The parties of the KP cannot wait for the US to come on board. We are calling on the EU to show its leadership and promote the principles of fairness on which the KP is based.
The UN is committed to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. This means equity. This means fairness for those who have contributed the least, yet are the most affected by our changing climate. This means climate justice for all. As we watch the world gathering in the port of Durban, agreement of a second commitment period of the KP has never been more urgent.
We are all in the same boat, and we will sink or swim together.
It’s time for climate justice.