Step It Up @ Bali
Action Expired - 15 December 2007
From 3 to 14 December 2007, politicians from across the world met in Bali, Indonesia at the UN Climate Change Conference. We demanded that our leaders came home from Bali with more than a suntan; we wanted concrete steps towards a fair and binding international agreement to fight climate chaos.
Young people are amongst most affected by the consequences of climate change. Decisions made (or not made) by politicians and industry will have severe effects on the lives of our and future generations. Students from all over the world came to take action and demand that world leaders Step It Up @ Bali.
People & Planet created a massive foot petition calling on world leaders to take urgent action.
We are calling for world leaders to:
Ensure that all countries fully commit to the UN process, and do not get side-tracked by other non-binding approaches to tackling climate change.
Secure a commitment from all countries (developed and developing) to conclude negotiation of a global climate deal by the end of 2009.
Secure new and substantial resources for adaptation, to support the needs of vulnerable people and ecosystems.
Extend the provisions of any new deal to help protect tropical forests and avoid emissions associated with deforestation.
Ensure that developed countries lead the way towards an adequate, fair, and equitable deal, in which the needs of the poorest people are considered.
We will send the foot petition to Bali where the pictures will be projected onto the UN conference by student activists out there. We will also be presenting the petition to Hilary Benn; leader of the UK Government delegation.
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