Thousands rally in Bali, urging action on climate change
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Environmentalists attend the rally in Denpasar, capital of Bali, Indonesia, Dec. 8, 2007. Thousands of people attended the rally participated by dozens of local and foreign environmental-protection groups Saturday while the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Nusa Dua of Bali. The activists called for climate justice and cut of emissions in developed countries.(Xinhua Photo)
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    BALI, Indonesia, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people here on Saturday staged a rally to call for more action to tackle climate change as people around the world join the Global Day of Action on Climate Change.

    Activists from across Indonesia gathered on the island of Bali, where government officials, scientists and representatives from over 180 countries are holding the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

    Many participants call for climate justice and deep cuts in emissions across the developed world.

Environmentalists dressed with empty plastic bags of chemistry products attend the rally on climate change in Denpasar, capital of Bali, Indonesia, Dec. 8, 2007. Thousands of people attended the rally participated by dozens of local and foreign environmental-protection groups Saturday while the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Nusa Dua of Bali. The activists called for climate justice and cut of emissions in developed countries. (Xinhua Photo)
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    "Negotiators inside the U.N. talks in Bali must listen to the voices of people in the streets and tackle these talks with more urgency," said Coordinator Joseph Zacune from Friends of the Earth International.

    "People all around the world are demanding climate justice. The pressure is on government delegates here in Bali to deliver the outlines of a future agreement which recognizes the rights and needs of people in the developing world," said the coordinator from the event organizer.

    Others want to see an end to the promotion of agrofuels as a solution to climate change and protection for the world's forests and the people who depend on them to survive.

    "Climate change is already affecting the lives of people here in Indonesia. It is crucial that the solutions being put forward do not make that situation worse," said Deputy Director Farah Sofifrom Friends of the Earth Indonesia.

    "Demand for agrofuels is contributing to deforestation and increasing carbon emissions. This is bad news for the climate and bad news for forest people as it destroys the very nature resources they depend upon."

    Events to mark the Global Day of Action are taking place in more than 80 countries around the world.

Measuring magnitude of UN climate change conference in Bali

    BALI, Indonesia, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Government officials, scientists and representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations continued their marathon discussions here on Friday, racing against time for a breakthrough in addressing the global issue of climate change. Full story

Immediate action urged for combating global warming

    BALI, Indonesia, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- The atmosphere inside and outside the Bali International Convention Center is different as the ongoing conference is bringing together thousands of representative from over 180 countries, as well as observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, who are intensively discussing and negotiating on ways and measures that should be adopted to combat climate change. Full story

Editor: Wang Hongjiang
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