Thousands of people are expected to rally across the world to mark a global day of action on Climate Change. The protests are aimed to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali where delegates are wrapping up their first week of discussions.
Agreement to launch talks on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol is among their goals. The UN’s chief climate scientist, Rajendra Pachauri, believes the targets demanded of the US can be met. “Independent of what the US administration does, several other entities over there decide to take action on their own and the sum total of that would amount to a commitment,” he said.
But the contribution of individual US cities and states is not enough for many demonstrators in Bali. They want delegates to put enough energy and commitment into the talks to burst the carbon emission problem.