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Cop 16 Picture 2

January 6, 2011

Cop 16 Picture 2

Cop 16 Picture 2

Since the conclusion of the COP16 United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancun in December, 2010, Indigenous peoples from around the world (including Clayton Thomas-Muller of the Pukatawagan First Nation in Northern Manitoba) have been expressing outrage and disgust at the agreements that emerged from the UN talks. Disproportionately suffering the immediate impacts of climate change, Indigenous peoples were silenced and excluded from the negotiations. Exposed in Wikileaks as a climate scandal, the Cancun Agreements were not the result of an informed and open consensus process, but instead the consequence of an on-going US diplomatic offensive of backroom deals, arm-twisting and bribery.

by Allan Lissner

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