Equiterre's reaction after Durban climate talks
Durban, South Africa, December 11, 2011 - Steven Guilbeault, deputy executive director of Equiterre, had the following reaction in the wake of Durban:
"A historic agreement was within our grasp in Durban, but the combined efforts of the United States, Canada and Japan have undermined a positive outcome. We leave with an agreement that does not do enough to take us away from the current path of a 4 degree Celsius temperature increase and towards dangerous climate change.
"There has been some very important developments over the last two weeks, such as the creation of a new progressive negotiating bloc, composed of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), the Least Developed Countries (LDC) and the European Union, who have put forward a proposal to try and keep the world temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius."