Fernando Fuster-Fabra's Blog

KYOTO COUNTDOWN AFTER CANCUN | December 18, 2010

Earth in Peril

 

 

 

 

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

–       Mark Twain

 

*******************************************

 

 

Climate change? Who cares? …. This seems to be the generalised world attitude after a rather tepid Cancun meet that has been marred by Bolivia’s objections about the insufficient agreement reached.

Although the Cancun pact sets up a future billionaire “green” fund for developing countries and in some manner is an advance in greenhouse gas emissions reduction from industrial countries from 25 to 40 per cent in the next 10 years, debate on a much needed definite global pact has been postponed to the 2011 Durban Climate Conference, just a year before the Kyoto Protocol comes to an end.

True to say, China has tried to sell a softer image than its previous hard-line posture in the Copenhagen meet in 2009. Nevertheless, the deferment of the definite global pact may well permit this industrial giant to emit contaminating gases without supervision. Another Asian emerging giant, India, was nudged by the USA to accept emission limitations whilst China and the USA itself seem to skip a much desired supervision of their own emissions.

The Mexican conference president, Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, had a rather relevant role to stop bickering and permit a consensus only Bolivia refused to accept. As she gavelled the end of the 193 countries’ meet, Espinosa breath in relief but was aware that a crack had been opened in the Latin American front.

What is worrying is that the so-called consensus pact reached last weekend has had little repercussion on citizenry comments over the globe. It seems that we, the citizens of the world, have lost not only faith in our leaders’ capability to resolve climate change nut also that we are less interested in this ever-growing problem.

As the clock ticks away the seconds to the finalisation of the Kyoto Protocol, we must admit that the $100 Billion Green Fund is no guarantee that emerging nations will apply same to curtail greenhouse gas emissions in their respective territories. Nor can we be sure that climate change will be channelled accordingly in other aspects of environmental protection, such as is the case of potable water facilities and ocean water protection.

As I see it, the real danger of a conflagration amongst nations in the next decades will revolve around water, its equitable distribution and the rights of all to avail of water resources towards quality of living.

This should make us consider seriously all that goes about around in the geo-political pacts on climate change and environmental resources global administration.

Fernando Fuster-Fabra Fdz.

EU Environmental Consultant

Madrid-Barcelona


5 Comments »

  1. KYOTO COUNTDOWN AFTER CANCUN « Fernando Fuster-Fabra's Blog…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

    Trackback by World Spinner — December 19, 2010 @ 2:59 am

  2. nice work keep it up.

    Comment by Anny — December 19, 2010 @ 11:33 am

  3. keep up working.i read you daily.

    Comment by global crisis — December 21, 2010 @ 11:21 am

  4. […] December, 2010, I wrote: “Climate change? Who cares? …” https://fernandofusterfabra.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/kyoto-countdown-after-cancun/ just after the closure of the Cancun sessions that ended in a similar fiasco. Since then, 2 years […]

    Pingback by CLIMATE CHANGE FIASCO, 2012 « Fernando Fuster-Fabra's Blog — December 8, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

  5. […] diciembre del 2010, escribí: “¿Cambio climático? ¿A quién le importa?…”https://fernandofusterfabra.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/kyoto-countdown-after-cancun/, precisamente a la clausura de las sesiones de Cancún que acabaron con un fracaso similar. Desde […]

    Pingback by CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO, FRACASO 2012 « Fernando Fuster-Fabra en Español — December 8, 2012 @ 12:19 pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

    PRUEBA GRATIS: Google Apps for Work

%d bloggers like this: