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To UNFCCC leaders / Heads of Government,

To UNFCCC leaders / Heads of Government,

At the UNFCCC talks in Copenhagen in 2009, we urge you to reach a just and sufficient international agreement on climate change, which will secure our futures and those of generations to come. The agreement should recognise that rich countries have done the most damage to our climate and they should take action first. In addition, the agreement should:

  • Commit wealthy industrialised countries (listed in “Annex I”) to at least 40% cuts in emissions domestically by 2020, by using green energy, sustainable transport and farming and cutting energy demand.
  • Cuts must not be achieved by buying carbon credits from developing countries or by buying forest in developing countries to 'offset' ongoing emissions in the industrialised world.
  • Rich countries must provide additional money for developing countries to grow in a clean way, and to cope with the floods, droughts and famines caused by climate change. The agreement should ensure this money is distributed fairly and transparently.
We will not accept anything less from our international representatives in the climate negotiation.

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