Climate talks advance in Copenhagen amid protests
2009-12-12 09:26:29 GMT2009-12-12 17:26:29 (Beijing Time)
Participants to the Global Day of Action display their placard to dramatize their call to act now coinciding with the ongoing climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 in suburban Quezon City north of Manila, Phililppines. The activity coincided with activities from other countries calling on the world leaders for a fair, ambitious and binding deal to combat climate change.
Participants show their hands with paint after putting their palm inprint to a wall to show their commitment during the Global Day of Action coinciding with the ongoing climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 in suburban Quezon City north of Manila, Phililppines.
With a draft agreement on the table, climate negotiators in Copenhagen are bargaining over emissions targets and financing — key issues that need to be resolved before world leaders can sign a pact to curb global warming.
Environment ministers are arriving in the Danish capital Saturday to raise the talks to a higher level before heads of state and government come to the Danish capital at the end of next week.
Meanwhile thousands of people are expected to join a march from downtown Copenhagen to the conference center to demand that leaders take strong action to fight climate change.
A draft agreement was sent around Friday to the 192-nation conference, although it set no firm figures on financing or on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.