This is the text of the Danish Secret Climate Agreement put out by the 10 countries of the "Circle of Commitment"; USA, UK, Denmark etc, that was leaked by the Guardian yesterday in Copenhagen!
"It proposes a green fund to be run by a board, but the big risk is that it will run by the World Bank and the [a partnership of 10 agencies including the World Bank and the UN Environment Programme] and not the UN." ask that the Danish secret agreement be trashed in favor of an agreement drafted in Copenhagen, in an open honest process with all of the countries, together. The US should stop playing games with the , fax negotiation process! Also no control of the remittances from the developed countries by the World Bank, the IMF or the Global Environment Facility . We can not trust these agencies.
Should they save elements of the Kyoto Treaty? Yes in part, monitoring and verification systems, carbon markets, technology transfer and funds for adaptation have all been mobilized by Kyoto so there is an infrastructure that has been built by Kyoto but it has not produced the expected actual decreases in emissions! Therefore this new Copenhagen agreement should save some of the frame work of the Kyoto Protocol. But it should move beyond cap and trade to a We have to move this planet beyond Coal, so that means we must make it more expensive with a carbon tax! , at least for Coal!
But we don't have to let the Global Financial Corporations, the World Bank or the IMF and their puppets win here, the World's People must win! I have faith in all the Nations of the World hammering out an agreement together, I have no faith in the US or the UK Governments or their secret deals!
Please for the Love of the Planet, we have the Power of our Dollar every day, we can;
-Turn off lights and all electronics throughout the day, buy energy efficient everything, change those light bulbs, etc!
-Weatherize your houses and apartments!
-Use mass transit, car pool, ride your bike or walk!
-Stop eating meat and fish. They are much more carbon intensive than veggies and please eat organic, local and fair trade! If you eat out, please go to your local Mom and Pop coffee shops, cafes and restaurants, avoid the Starbucks and other chain stores.
-Use non-toxic cleaning products and buy recycled everything!
-Stop buying so much stuff, re-gift or give your loved ones some real "Love" instead, now that is renewable!
-If you buy anything please make it American-made when ever possible, go to www.howtobuyamerican.com
There are many ecofriendly, well documented ideas at
For more info on Copenhagen and go to....
-www.democracynow.org and listen to today's show for more info.
Thanks for acting for the environment, Dr. Lora