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We'll be demanding climate justice in Cancun

By Sarah Whittington | 24 November 2010

As our web team asked me so nicely(!), I am taking a short break from preparing for our trip to the UN climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico.

Last year’s Copenhagen climate change summit was a big opportunity for the world’s richest countries to begin a new chapter in our approach to tackling climate chaos.

But all the talking failed to generate any meaningful proposals for how the world is going to avert runaway global warming. To say this was a disappointment is an understatement.

As a result, the world’s poorest communities are still facing a future of uncertainty, at best – and, at worst, climate catastrophe.

Not surprisingly, this year expectations are much lower.

However, Cancun is a great opportunity to build on one of the major success stories from Copenhagen: the emerging global dimension of our campaign for climate justice.

It’s with that in mind that we’ll be using the talks as an opportunity to further strengthen our ties with climate justice campaigners from across the world.

On 7 December we will be taking part in a huge climate march with thousands of campaigners.

Elsewhere we will be lobbying the UK and other governments, and making sure decision-makers hear directly from our experts, many of whom have first-hand experience of climate change and its impact on the most vulnerable communities in the world.

We will also be collecting snaps for our International Photo Petition that we are running with our Aprodev partner organisations from around Europe.

And, of course, we will be staying in touch!

Keep an eye on the Campaigns Blog for updates, tweets and images to let you know what’s going on in Mexico.

Photo Petition Add your photo message via Flickr

Briefing Cancun climate talks - bridging the divide 


Live updates from Christian Aid in Cancun



Global Day of Action march

 About the author

Sarah Whittington

Sarah Whittington manages Christian Aid's climate change campaign