Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Action on Water and Climate: Friday June 11 deadline!

We ask for your quick action to sign on to this petition to tell climate negotiators - “Protect Water, Protect the Climate.” The petition will be sent in on Friday, June 11, so please read more and sign the petition at:

Background: Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are meeting in Bonn, Germany from May 31- June 11 to prepare for the next major climate talks in Cancun, Mexico from Nov. 29 – Dec. 10. The Cancun meeting is the sequel to the failed climate talks in Copenhagen this past December, and already the People’s Climate Justice Movement is organizing to have a large presence and impact.

Unfortunately, protecting fresh water sources is not part of the discussion. The online petition sponsored by the Climate Justice Network, of which the Alliance is a part, seeks to change that, by emphasizing the link between stewardship of water and prevention of climate change.

The petition also asks for a more open negotiating process, and endorses recommendations for action that came out of the recent World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. These should not be ignored in preference to the Copenhagen Accord. Read here why the Peoples Conference model of inclusion offers only path forward on climate change.

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