Sunday, December 20, 2009

Brisbane: Coal 1, Planet 0 - time to take action on climate

Friends of the Earth Brisbane have taken action to highlight the climate failure in Copenhagen with banner drops in Shopping Malls and on bridges along the Brisbane River on Saturday 19 December, and imploring community members to take action.



Banners were hung from Victoria, Goodwill and Kurilpa Bridges, inside Queens Plaza shopping centre, in Indrooroopilly and in Ashgrove.

Friends of the Earth spokesperson Bradley Smith said "Politicians in Copenhagen have let us down and our let children down. This outcome is effectively a death sentence for our Pacific Island neighbours," said Mr Smith.

"This is not a proud moment for Australia. Our representatives were complicit in the failure of these talks. Back room deals, attempting to undermine previous agreements and the bullying of small and vulnerable nations were all appalling."

"Fortunately there is still hope and a lot that Queensland can do, for example by breaking our addiction to the coal industry. We now know that it will take very different political system to get meaningful international action on climate change," said Mr Smith.

View full report with photos and video at sixdegrees.org.au - Copenhagen Failure: Brisbane Demands Action