Διάσκεψη κορυφής στην Αυστραλία και περιβάλλον

Ελλείψει χρόνου να το επεξεργαστώ, το αντιγράφω όπως το έλαβα. Έχει σχέση με τη διάσκεψη κορυφής στην Αυστραλία και τις αποφάσεις που θα ληφθούν σε σχέση με περιβαλλοντικά ζητήματα.

Dear friends,

You’re receiving this email because you’ve taken action with Live Earth–and this week presents a major opportunity to take action to avert climate catastrophe.

This weekend, leaders of 21 nations–including the USA, China and Japan–are meeting at the APEC summit in Sydney, Australia. The summit has become the epicentre of a vital debate: whether to set binding global targets to avert catastrophic climate change, or to retreat to voluntary “aspirational goals” amounting to little more than hot air.

We at LiveEarth partners Avaaz have teamed up with Australian allies this weekend to create spectacles in Sydney, the climate-endangered Great Barrier Reef and around the world– and we’re sending the largest global climate change petition to key leaders. Can you help us break the half-million barrier this weekend by adding your name–and emailing five friends to ask them to sign as well? Click here now:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/apec_petition/k.php

Over 400,000 people have already signed, and this weekend we’re launching a massive 144-square metre floating canvas “target” at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach where it will be taken out to sea by surfers. Next stop, swimmers will float this banner over the Great Barrier Reef — which current predictions suggest will be killed off by climate change before 2030. Thousands of people from every continent have joined in by uploading climate target pictures of their own.

We need to reinforce the efforts of leaders like New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clark, whose chief of staff has confirmed to Avaaz she will be working for binding targets at APEC. Let’s win over the undecided countries, and add hundreds of thousands more voices round the world: only binding targets can prevent a climate disaster.

Just click this link and add your name, then ask your friends to sign as well:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/apec_petition/k.php

The APEC summit isn’t just a talk-shop. It’s the kick-off to a string of top-level meetings in the coming months, all leading up to a landmark conference in Bali, Indonesia which will begin to write the next Kyoto Protocol. What happens in Australia could set the direction, for good or bad. But thanks to the worldwide movement that has been growing all year, we now have a real chance to shape the outcome.

Scientists agree, now is humanity’s window of opportunity to stop a climate catastrophe. The world can’t afford to miss this chance — so please, add your name today,

With hope,

Ben, Ricken, Iain, Graziela, Galit, Paul, and the Avaaz team

PS: Here are some links for more information on the issue of climate change at APEC, as well as the Summit’s implications for the rest of the world:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/03/africa/apec.php

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6976617.stm

http://www.avaaz.org/blog/en/

Sign the climate petition and get us to half a million signatures for the APEC summit – we need binding global targets, not hot air and hope:

Click here to sign the petition now!