Oxfam International Blogs - Yvo de Boer http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/tags/yvo-de-boer en 10 million voices demand a FAB Climate Deal http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-12-08-10-million-voices-demand-fab-climate-deal <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Yesterday, the voices of 10 million people from around the world, who have demanded a <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blog/09-11-26-copenhagen-climate-summit-be-fab"><strong>FAB</strong></a> 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.  <strong><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfam/sets/72157622834404681/" rel="nofollow">Look at more photos of the hand-in on our Flickr page</a></strong>.</p> <p>The actions from partners of the TckTckTck climate campaign – 1.7 million from Oxfam supporters – were presented by Leah Wickham, 24, of Fiji, along with other represenatives of global youth movements on climate.</p> <p>Fiji is just one of the many countries that is extremely vulnerable to changes in climate, and Leah delivered a passionate call for our world leaders, conference delegates in Copenhagen, to listen to the overwhelming global call for climate action.</p> <p>And, it's a call that gets stronger each day, as more and more people, add their messages for a global Fair , Ambitious and legally Binding climate deal to be agreed at the end of the UN Climate Conference late next week.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=142&amp;ea.campaign.id=4195" rel="nofollow">Add your name to the push for a FAB deal,  take action and help stop catastrophic Climate Change.</a></strong></p> <p>Watch this video of the handover - made by TCKTCKTCK:</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>10 million voices demand a FAB Climate Deal</h2></div> Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:59:15 +0000 Karina Brisby 8946 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-12-08-10-million-voices-demand-fab-climate-deal#comments El retraso mata: el eslogan que conquistó el plenario http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8802 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>El eslogan tomó el plenario. Un eslogan claro y conciso para los delegados de Naciones Unidas en la <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/campaigns/climate-change/bonn-summit-2009" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Reunión Internacional de Cambio Climático en Bonn.</strong></a> Diez letras rojas que afirman: 'DELAY KILLS' ("El retraso mata" en sus traducción inglesa).</p> <p>Varios colaboradores de Oxfam sujetaron estas letras para decirles a los delegados que las negociaciones no avanzan lo suficiente. Japón, por ejemplo, anunció que sus emisiones de gas invernadero sólo se verían recortadas en un 8% en 2020. Esta cifra se sitúa muy por debajo de lo necesario. Incluso Yvo de Boer, Secretario General del UNFCC, admite que "por primera vez en dos años y medio en el puesto" no sabe "qué decir." El mensaje en el plenario se hace aún más dramático y urgente. </p> <p>La época de monzones en Bombai, suele arrancar la primera semana de junio. Este año se ha retrasado, de nuevo, lo que ha perjudicado a más de 1000 habitantes de India y del sureste asiático. Si no actuamos ahora, el retraso nos va a costar muchas más vidas. </p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>El retraso mata: el eslogan que conquistó el plenario</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_en first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-11-ten-red-letters-conquer-plenary-delay-kills" title="Delay kills - Ten red letters conquer the plenary" class="translation-link" xml:lang="en">English</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blog/09-06-18-le-retard-tue-10-lettres-rouges-emparent-de-la-pleniere" title="Le retard tue - 10 lettres rouges s’emparent de la plénière. " class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:31:49 +0000 Judith Orland 8802 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8802#comments Keep the pressure up… http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-09-keep-pressure-up%C2%85 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Today the Executive Secretary <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvo_de_Boer" rel="nofollow"><strong>Yvo de Boer</strong></a> met with observer organisations to answers their questions. <a href="http://adoptanegotiator.org/category/united-kingdom/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Anna Collins</strong></a>, negotiator tracker from the UK, asked for Mr de Boer's advice on the message she and the other trackers should send to the thousands that are following the <a href="http://adoptanegotiator.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Adopt a Negotiator</strong></a> project given that the clock is ticking and real progress needs to me made. </p> <p>Mr de Boer advised that people work hard to build political pressure in every country. Write to your governments and members of parliament. Let them know you care, he said, the process could do with some urgency. As a thank you for the encouragement, Mr de Boer was handed an <strong>Adopt a Negotiator T-Shirt</strong>. </p> <p>Talking about the role of the NGOs, Mr de Boer said that for governments there is almost no place to hide. Despite the fact that a lot still happens behind closed doors, this is encouraging. So let's take Mr de Boer's advice serious and keep the pressure up.</p> <p> Join our <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/campaigns/climatechange/petition" rel="nofollow"><strong>climate change petition</strong></a> now!</p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Keep the pressure up…</h2></div> Tue, 09 Jun 2009 13:27:28 +0000 Judith Orland 8793 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-09-keep-pressure-up%C2%85#comments