What Cancun can deliver for the climate
Over the course of 2010 we've seen international climate negotiations stalling. But at the same time we!ve seen many encouraging developments on climate action on a national level. More and more countries are recognising climate change as a real threat. A recent poll, for example, revealed that two thirds of Chinese people see climate change as one of the biggest global challenges. The desire for climate action continues to grow. For example, just two weeks ahead of Cancun, 259 investors with over $15 trillion of assets – more than one quarter of global capitalisation – called on governments to fight against global warming or risk economic disruptions far more severe than the recent financial crisis. The emerging economies are moving from rhetoric to solutions, showing some signs of climate leadership. This is the main Greenpeace briefing for COP16 talks.