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With song and stories, people around the world are taking to the radio airwaves, sharing the realities of the climate crisis and calling on people to take action in the lead up to the 2011 UN Climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa.
From 21 November through 2 December350.org, supported by Oxfam, are inviting people to use the power of song and our voices to take the climate movement to the airwaves.
Al igual que en la última ronda de conversaciones de la ONU en Bonn, los delegados se sorprendieron al encontrar un 'prestamista' tratando de dar dinero a los países en desarrollo para salvar el clima.
Un grupo de activistas de Oxfam rodeados por un tiburón protestaron y mostraron su indignación ante los planes para ofrecer «préstamos de adaptación al clima" a los países pobres - en lugar de ofrecer ayudas reales sin contraprestaciones.
As the latest round of United Nations climate talks got underway in Bonn, Germany, yesterday, delegates were surprised to find a loan shark (as desperate and dodgy as you can imagine) trying to give climate finance loans to developing countries.
A group of Oxfam activists surrounded the shark with loud shouts of protest, as part of a stunt organized by Oxfam, to show outrage at plans to offer 'climate adaptation loans’ to poor countries -- instead of offering grants.
When you ask people what happened yesterday in the negotiations at the COP ,
they’ll say – not much. Delegates were hunkered down in side rooms and
there were no major sessions taking place. But it’s interesting how
steamy a ‘not much’ day can be. And it feels like the temperature is
rising quite quickly.
The queues for the Bella Centre started just after dawn. Yesterday the building was quiet and clean as a church. It’s lunchtime on the first day and already the place looks more like a students union. The Oxfam team is huddled near the entrance to the media centre –we’ve just had our first squabble over plugpoints.
The first ‘incident’ has just occurred – this time it was a group of kids doing a kooky and good tempered ‘climate dance’, but the tone of direct actions inside the Bella Centre is likely to sour pretty quickly.
Yesterday, the voices of 10 million people from around the world, who have demanded a FAB deal on climate, were handed to the Head of the UN Climate Conference, Yvo de Boer and the Danish Climate Minister and President of this conference, Connie Hedegaard. Look at more photos of the hand-in on our Flickr page.