They're not even trying to rearrange the deck chairs in Doha
(Bloomberg) The international effort to slow global warming is so lacking in ambition that delegates from both rich nations and poorer ones are expressing frustration with the process.
“I don’t see as much public interest for governments to take on more ambitious and more courageous decisions,” Christiana Figueres, the diplomat organizing the talks, said at a briefing today. “Each one of us needs to assume responsibility. It’s not just about national governments. It’s about individuals. It’s about civil society.”
Her comments were echoed by delegates at the 190-nation talks from the European Union to Swaziland and Switzerland, underscoring concern this year’s round of discussions organized by the United Nations will accomplish little to protect the environment from fossil-fuel emissions.
“We’ve achieved nothing this week, and I’m very concerned,” Bolivian delegation chief Rene Orellana said in an interview. “We’re fried.” ....................(more)