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COP17 Daily Report - December 8, 2011

COP17 Daily Report - December 8, 2011

It's the final 48 hours of UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, and high level negotiations are picking up speed. As countries try to agree on a process to form a treaty that would keep global temperature rise below two degrees celsius, the level of activism is also ramping up. Activists are cautiously optimistic, because while talks aren't deadlocked, there is still serious concern that countries aren't doing enough.

Pablo Solon, Former Lead Negotiator for Bolivia, says, "The richest nations are trying to escape from their responsibility to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions." If negotiations breakdown tomorrow, or head back to a post-2020 deal instead of 2015, more hard-hitting demonstrations may be on the horizon. OneClimate's Jeffrey Allen reports.

Click here to learn more about climate change and to find out what you can do.

COP17 Daily Report - December 8, 2011

It's the final 48 hours of UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, and high level negotiations are picking up speed. As countries try to agree on a process to form a treaty that would keep global temperature rise below two degrees celsius, the level of activism is also ramping up. Activists are cautiously optimistic, because while talks aren't deadlocked, there is still serious concern that countries aren't doing enough.

Pablo Solon, Former Lead Negotiator for Bolivia, says, "The richest nations are trying to escape from their responsibility to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions." If negotiations breakdown tomorrow, or head back to a post-2020 deal instead of 2015, more hard-hitting demonstrations may be on the horizon. OneClimate's Jeffrey Allen reports.

Click here to learn more about climate change and to find out what you can do.

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