The upshot of Lima is nothing but a huge travesty that once again proves Western Government’s inability to stand up to corporate power, vested interest and complacency.
We are all in this together, we were told…. reading between the lines this essentially means that the developed world doesn’t want to take responsibility for historic emissions and wishes to protect the financial and intellectual property right gains that result from this. The upshot of Lima is that first world countries wish to pass the buck onto the majority world and refuse to do anything more until post 2020.. so they are also choosing to put the burden of responsibility onto future generations.
Regardless of a rousing speech by John Kerry and the much publicised US – China deal pre summit, the US worked hard at Lima using UK, Australia and Canada as stooges to undermine any strong global agreement.
‘Poorer countries were bullied into accepting a weak outcome that will be catastrophic for their countries’
‘We need to build a powerful movement.. people are the only hope… we need to hold the government’s responsible to account and to challenge the economic system that is driving us towards catastrophe’ Asad Rehman, FOE
Deomcracy now is a reliable and consistent source of news analysis, this short video summarises the points made above and more.
Meanwhile, here, in tribute to our great friend and inspiration Dilwyn Jenkins in a short video of him talking about his work protecting the rain forest in Peru and the Ashininka and other rainforest people who depend on it. Sadly Dilwyn died unexpectedly last month and we mourn his loss, and feel the challenge he has given us all to live up to the towering example he has left behind.