The latest round of climate talks just concluded in Lima, Peru after two tense days of overtime negotiations. The talks produced a new document, the Lima Call for Climate Action, that sets up the framework for negotiations on a new climate treaty that will be decided in Paris next year. Overall, however, the talks were a disappointment. Politicians failed to build on the momentum created by the climate movement, through events like the People’s Climate March, and kicked many of the big debates down the road. If we’re going to get a successful outcome in Paris – one that could be a real stepping stone in reducing emissions and building international solutions to combat the climate crisis – then negotiators, and our movement are going to have to step things up a notch.
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