World leaders gather in Paris Nov. 30-Dec. 11 for the COP21 climate talks. Activists and civil society hope the result is not another ‘COP out’ like the nonbinding, watered down agreement which came out of the 2009 Copenhagen talks.As ALBA countries pointed out in a joint statement after the Copenhagen conference, the climate crisis is the result of the “imposition of an absolutely predatory model of development on the rest of the world” and that developing nations are “victims of a problem that we didn’t cause.” That’s why social movements and global south governments are also pushing for a deal that recognizes historically unequal contributions to climate change through the framework of climate justice.

Source: Paris COP21 Climate Talks | In Depth | teleSUR English

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