Saturday, 12 December 2009

Time to deliver Obama, urge Tuvalu & Greenpeace

Makereta Komai, PACNEWS, Climate Pasifika
Copenhagen, 12 December - Tuvalu has joined calls by Greenpeace and other international NGO’s for President Barack Obama to deliver a fair and legally binding climate change agreement in Copenhagen.
Addressing the COP plenary session on Saturday, Tuvalu’s chief negotiator, Ian Fry urged the U.S President to honor his Nobel Peace Prize and address the greatest threat to security – climate change.
“Last week President Obama received his Nobel Peace Prize. Next week he should show leadership and honor his award through a climate change deal that is acceptable and legally binding.
The environmental group Greenpeace has urged the US President to show that he is worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize by showing leadership in Copenhagen next week.
“He won it, and now is the time to earn it,” commented Damon Moglen from Greenpeace USA.
President Obama and about 110 heads of state and government will gather at the UN climate conference at the end of next week to try to agree on a political deal on how to limit global warming to a maximum of two degrees Celsius.
Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday in Oslo.

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