Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Demand action on climate change!

This week, the environment ministers of the G8+5 (the G8 plus India, China, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa) are meeting in Potsdam to work on an environmental agenda for the G8 summit later in the year. Climate change will be a key issue at the summit, and the NGO Avaaz ("voice") is gathering signatures in an online petition to be presented to its chair. The petition demands thatthe G8+5 start working towards a new global agreement on climate change with binding emissions reduction argets to succeed Kyoto. They're aiming for 100,000 signatures; so far they have 67,702. You can sign it here.