Reuters - Video

Edition: U.S. | U.K. | IN | CN

Top News

Protests at UN climate conference

Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 01:12

Apr 3 - Activists demonstrate to call for greater accountability from developed countries as a UN climate change conference kicks off in Bangkok. Simon Hanna reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

"Pay up for climate debt" - this is the message these protesters are sending to the world's developed countries. The demonstration took place in the Thai capital Bangkok as a UN climate change conference began on Sunday. About 60 climate change activists said that the United Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC, must aim to cut carbon dioxide emissions. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTIVIST FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL JUBILEE SOUTH-ASIA/PACIFIC MOVEMENT ON DEBT AND DEVELOPMENT (JSAPMDD), REX VARONA: "We are also demanding that the UN negotiation be transparent and accountable, so that the people will not suffer more. They have to change and cut the emissions now and very deeply because if they don't the climate will worsen and then more people will suffer." The UNFCCC aims to draft a long-term cooperative action plan to fight against global warming. These demonstrators are hoping that developed countries responsible for excessive emissions provide the finance and technology needed to deal with the harmful impacts of climate change. Simon Hanna, Reuters.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Protests at UN climate conference

Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 01:12