2019-12-16 14:05:38

COP25 Was a Failure, But Activist Voices Shine

The #COP25 United Nations climate summit ended in failure Sunday. Negotiators failed to agree to a deal that would limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. That was a key goal of the Paris Agreement.

Scores of civil society groups condemned governments in the European Union, Australia, Canada and the U.S. for a deal that requires far less action than needed to avert catastrophic climate change.

Indigenous leaders and environmentalists blasted the United Nations for marginalizing civil society groups over two weeks of negotiations at the climate summit, while welcoming polluters.

Democracy Now! speaks with Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want, and Tasneem Essop, executive director of the Climate Action Network International.

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