JDC and WDM tell Gordon to pay the climate debt
This event has taken place at the start of a fortnight of action in the UK that included the highly successful “Wave” that took place on Saturday. During which time international leaders will be meeting in hope of creating a binding deal to tackle climate change at the Copenhagen conference.
Our bus running on refined chip-fat toured west London handing in a ‘climate invoice’ to Gordon Brown and ‘climate cheques’ to representatives of developing world countries.
In recent weeks our supporters have completed thousands of petitions telling the British government to pay its climate debt and standing united with developing countries in their determination to ensure economic justice is at the centre of a deal on climate change.
The petitions demand that the UK pay £17 billion each year to developing countries as compensation for the climate change that the UK has caused. Our petition was accepted by our own Gordon Brown, as the real one refused to come out. Gordon was then off on a tour of embassies to repay the debt.
We met ambassadors and representatives of the Indian, Philippine, Bolivian and Bangladeshi embassies. We left a strong impression and kept the pressure on the Government to agree a just and equitable agreement at Copenhagen, as well as encouraging poorer nations to stick to their demands in the face of strong opposition.