Disappointment is expressed at the lack of ambition and commitment in United Nations climate talks outcome. Increased public pressure is required to maintain and build upon domestic emission reductions and to push Governments to secure an appropriate deal in Paris next year.
Commenting on the conclusion of the UN climate talks in Lima, Sara Cowan on behalf of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland:
So, the talks are over, as is my time in Lima. It’s just a pity that I am unable to report a more positive outcome.
As is the norm at UN climate negotiations, the talks ran way over time - by a whole day and a half in the end. Many of the exhausted delegates and observers had begun to nod off as the gavel finally fell, just after one in the morning on Sunday.
The governments who gathered in Lima will want to say they had a success here, but the only real success is that they managed to settle on a deal at all.
Friends of the Earth Edinburgh are holding a ‘Climate Christmas’ public street action in Edinburgh on Saturday 6th December. They will be at the Wellington Statue at the north end of North Bridge from 11am, for a photo call at 11.30am.
This event is organised by Glasgow Greenpeace group.
A Dangerous Game follows on from the highly acclaimed Tripping up Trump, which documented Donald Trump's development of a high class golf resort. Director Anthony Baxter returns to the Menie estate, near Balmedie in Aberdeenshire to document what has been happening since the last film.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd September, world leaders will meet in New York to discuss the crucial issue of climate change.
Over the weekend, a large demonstration of over 2,000 people gathered in Edinburgh to call for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This coincided with demonstrations across the world, including a march of 400,000 in New York City itself.