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PODCAST: Super Typhoon Yolanda versus Warsaw climate talks

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In the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda (aka Haiyan) will negotiators at the UN climate talks finally wake up and agree an emergency action plan to save the planet? Or do citizens need to escalate their challenge to political elites captured by vested interests?

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Climate Radio asks veteran delegate Asad Rehman of Friends of the Earth about the prospects for a meaningful outcome. Lidy Nacpil of Jubilee South tells us about her experience of the Super Typhoon and how Yolanda graphically illustrates the need for a Loss and Damage fund to help poor countries deal with a crisis they did little to cause. Mohamed Adow of Christian Aid explains how we can divide up the remaining safe emissions budget using principles already agreed in the founding UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The programme also includes Philippines negotiator Yeb Saño‘s moving and historic speech on the opening day when he declared he will fast for the 12 days of the talks ‘until a meaningful outcome is in sight.’

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Take action

Sign the Avaaz petition
Fast for Climate Justice
Attend a Vigil near You
Donate to the Friends of the Earth in the Philippines

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