REACTION TO TODAY┬┤S PROTEST AT THE U.N. CLIMATE TALKS

DURBAN, 9 December 2011 - Commenting on today's protest at the UN climate talks attended by hundreds of climate justice activists from many organisations in support of a strong and fair agreement to protect Africa and the world, Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of the Earth International, said:

"The people have spoken loud and clear: we need climate justice now and this means urgent action. Yet the politicians inside the talks are once again failing to deliver. If urgent, ambitious action is not taken the lives of millions will be in peril."

"Developed countries are responsible for this crisis. They must now stop trying to protect their polluters. They must commit to the ambitious emissions reductions the science and justice tell us we need to avoid catastrophic climate change."

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Friends of the Earth International media line: +27 791 097 223 (South African number valid only until Dec.10) or+31-6-5100 5630 (Dutch mobile) or email: media@foei.org

Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of the Earth International: +234 803 727 4395 (Nigerian mobile) or +27 (0) 71 6392 542 (South African mobile valid only until Dec.10), email: nnimmo@eraction.org

Bobby Peek, Director of Friends of the Earth South Africa / groundWork: +27 (0) 824 641 383 or email: bobby@groundwork.org.za