Tuesday, 30 November 2010

WDM campaigners report from the UN climate talks in Cancun | World Development Movement

Cancun Watch

WDM campaigners report from the UN climate talks in Cancun

The UN climate change conference - COP 16 - is being held in Cancun, Mexico from 29 November to 10 December 2010. Follow it all here.

WDM has sent three campaigners to Cancun. They are working alongside campaigners from the global south to push for climate justice for the world’s poorest people.

They will be following what’s happening and reporting back through email, blog posts, videos and photographs. We will be asking you to take urgent action to hold politicians to account.

Cancun Watch blog

CancunWatch 2: smashing the World Bank

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 07:26

Kate Blagovejic, WDM press officer

On high streets across the UK over the last few months, passers-by have been greeted with the sight of World Development Movement groups taking a big stick to papier-mâché, piñata, pigs. This was part of our on-going campaign to highlight that governments should not be pushing for the World ‘piggy’ Bank to be responsible for disbursing climate finance to developing countries.

CancunWatch 1: warming up for the Cancun climate talks

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 07:23

Kirsty Wright, WDM climate justice campaigner

As we arrive in Cancun with people from across Mexico and around the world, concerns about a repeat of the dismal failure of the shambles that was Copenhagen abound. The deepening of the outrageous behaviour that was seen in Copenhagen seems more likely than ever.