The Bonn Climate Change talks are currently underway, writes Joseph Healy. These talks are a follow up to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change signed two years ago by virtually every country in the world. But so far, those pledges have proved inadequate. Most industrialized countries — from Europe to Japan to the United States — are not on track to meet their emissions goals. And even if they were, the current pledges put the world on course to heat up 3 degrees Celsius or more, an outcome with a far greater risk of destabilizing ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, drastic sea-level rise and more destructive heat waves and droughts. Furthermore, President Trump has said that the US, one of the main contributors to climate change, will withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
Already this year we have seen the enormous consequences of climate change: massive hurricanes in the Caribbean and the US; forest fires in Europe and California; and continuing drought in many regions of Africa and Asia – possibly leading to widespread famine.
Left Unity calls on world leaders – and particularly the UK government – to implement the decisions reached at Paris two years ago. They must move rapidly towards preventing a global tragedy around climate change which will impact not only on this generation but on those to come. We also call on the UK government to end fracking, and to support the actions of other states, such as Ireland, which has banned fracking. We only have one planet and have very little time to save it.
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Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Sat 20 Oct, 10.00-17.30
How Do We Defeat The Rise Of Fascism & Racism? International Conference
A great line-up and a vital event in London.
Sat 20 Oct, 12.00
People’s Vote March
Park Lane, London. Contact us if you can help distribute LU broadsheets.
European Forum of Progressive Forces, Bilbao
To debate, build and act to ward-off current threats.
Sun 17 Nov, 11.00-16.30
Reclaim Social Care Conference, Birmingham
To explore how to reverse privatisation and secure quality, stable, publicly funded and accountable social care services for all.
Speakers from Health Campaigns Together, the Labour Party, DPAC and more.
Sun 17 Nov, 12.00
National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism
Central London. More info on Facebook
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