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16 December 2011

Durban outcome: World keeps talking, temparatures keep rising
Trying to make sense out of the UN climate talk results in Durban last weekend? Here's a round-up of the key take-home messages from the Global Campaign for Climate Action.

At Durban, the worlds biggest polluters got dangerously close to collapsing the multilateral response to climate change and to locking us into disastrous levels of global warming with severe implications for all life on Earth.

Rescuing COP17 from collapse at the last minute with a bare minimum deal, we have defended our chance to create the world we want to live in and to secure the safe climate we need.

The Kyoto Protocol the only binding climate law the world has survived the Durban talks, but lacks key countries and suffers from weak rules as well as major loopholes.

However, the door to keeping global warming below the danger-threshold of 2˚C remains open just. Now governments must work much harder, as COP17 didnt deliver the actions we need so urgently.

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