No climate leadership in Bonn

by Mike Gaworecki

April 8, 2009

The climate talks in Bonn, Germany have come to an end, and by all reports we sure could have used some of that leadership on global warming policy that Obama keeps promising us. According to my Greenpeace colleagues who were there, the presence of the Obama Administration and the reengagement of the United States was generally a good thing that created a much more positive atmosphere, but virtually no progress was made on key issues and critical decisions that need to be made.

Greenpeace USA deputy campaigns director Carroll Muffett had this to say:

The diplomats and negotiators in Bonn have been treading water for two weeks, while back in the real world ice caps have continued to melt at alarming rates and flash floods have devastated parts of Australia. As it stands, this exact same meeting will be repeated in June. Heads of State must now inject leadership and direction into the talks in order to avert catastrophic climate change.

Read our full response: “As Bonn Negotiations Conclude, U.S. Climate Leadership Still Missing”.

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