Environmental consciousness awakens

I wrote a year ago about Environmental Consciousness, when I created this image to encourage reflection of our collective responsibility towards the future of mother Earth.

The landmark United Nations climate conference at Durban that ended December 9th 2011, reached consensus to start negotiations on a new accord that would place all countries under the same legal regime enforcing commitments to control greenhouse gases by 2020. In other words, the people on Earth are beginning to act responsibly although progress compared to targets discussed in conferences a decade ago are still to be achieved. It is early days, hence my use of the words ‘awakens’. Governments have heralded the conference as a major breakthrough but campaigners believe that our ‘climate debt’ continues to deepen with the world’s poorest countries faring worst.

environmental consciousness UN COP17 Durban December 2011

Gabriel Hemery

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

COP17 – saving tomorrow today


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