Yesterday, a day late, ended the Doha summit, between controversy and limited real results on climate change.
Within the appointment, was decided to extend the Kyoto treaty until 2020. Japan, Russia, Canada and New Zealand disassociated themselves, and the United States didn’t revalidate the first part of the treaty. However, it was agreed to prepare a draft in 2015 to replace Kyoto for the following five years.
Peter Altmaier, German Environment Minister, said: “I believe this compromise is good, provides a solid foundation for our work in the next two years and what we have noticed that the sense of solidarity, in particular, has gone further than in previous conferences.”
This view was not shared by organizations like Greenpeace who, through activist Kumi Naidoo, called for greater awareness. “Our governments must realize that this failure is a betrayal to the Philippines and the people around the world facing climate impacts now and in the days to come. But what is at stake is not something ethereal called planet, climate or environment, what is at stake is to sell the future of our children and our grandchildren.”
Although rich countries have pledged to compensate the poor for any loss as a result of climate change, this will have to wait until next year to begin to materialize.