Symbolizing where we left the state of Climate Talks in Copenhagen last December, German Watch welcomed countries delegations to the Bonn Climate Change Talks with a small mountain of recycled broken glass. It’s time to clean up the pieces.
Here is Oxfam’s Jan Kowalzig summits the giant mess that is our hopes and expectations for last December’s Copenhagen meeting:
And here are a few pictures from the event earlier today:
UPDATE: Here’s a Statement from German Watch explaining today’s event –
The international network TckTckTck together with its members Oxfam, WWF and Germanwatch are sending a visual signal to the government negotiators that it is time to get back to work and pick up the pieces after Copenhagen.
The NGO’s arranged for four tons of broken glass to be dumped at a location where delegates pass by when entering the negotiation venue.
The pile of broken glass stands for the outcome of the Copenhagen climate talks in December, 2009. The ‘4 tons’ represents the upper range of temperature increase the world will experience as a result of the Copenhagen outcome. With the current state of ambition pledged by countries after Copenhagen, scientists expect the planet to be heading towards between 3.2 to 4°C warming. In the Copenhagen Accord countries had agreed to stop global warming at below 2°C and to consider 1.5°C as a limit.
Dozens of climate campaigners from various countries will stand behind the glass pile holding a banner that reads “Time to pick up the pieces!”