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Climate Change Conference in Cancun is not a vacation

October 31, 2010

Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change

The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference or simply “COP 16,” will be held in Cancun, Mexico, from Nov. 28 through Dec. 10. World leaders will converge — and hopefully not collide — to face the global challenge of climate change.

You may recall this meeting from last year, when it was held in Copenhagen, and garnered a significant amount of media attention. Over 100 world leaders attended last year’s conference, and it seemed as though our leaders were finally getting serious about tackling climate change. But sadly, they left frustrated, as they were unable to arrive at binding agreements in Copenhagen. It was a complete wash.

It seems as though Cancun will suffer a similar fate and will follow in the footsteps of Copenhagen’s non-agreement.  Experts, activists, and negotiators have announced that they expect no binding agreements on emissions controls to come out of the conference. The United Nations climate Chief, Christina Figueres, has already stated that she doesn’t believe there will be a comprehensive global agreement on climate change.

Is Cancun just a vacation for our world leaders then?

Help the Nature Conservancy tell our world leaders that Cancun is not a Vacation

It better not be. The Nature Conservancy and millions worldwide want to tell world leaders that Cancun is not a vacation. Our world cannot continue down such a dangerous path. We cannot continue to defend our current model of global production and consumption, and we certainly cannot disregard scientific evidence. If these old policies prevail, the planet will edge ever closer to catastrophe.

This is why citizens all over the world demand that our leaders pay attention. We want real action on climate change. The great people over at The Nature Conservancy have a fresh idea, and they need your help. All you need is a camera that can take video, a printer and a computer! Here’s how.

Please help The Nature Conservancy’s mission to tell our world leaders that Cancun is not a vacation.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2010 11:00 PM

    Awesome blog! It’s refreshing to find like minded people around the web. I’m surrounded by unaware, uncaring, sloths! Think I’ll poke around a bit and look at some of your other post!


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