Environmental activists walk out from Warsaw climate conference

Hundreds of members of environmental NGOs, including Greenpeace and WWF, walked out of UN climate change meeting in Warsaw on Thursday to protest lack of results of the two-week negotiations aimed at working out international deal to cut global greenhouse gas emissions.

Wearing “Polluters talk, we walk” T-shirts, the activists streamed out of Warsaw’s National Stadium, after developed countries refused to agree to a mechanism that would commit them to fund developing countries’ anti-global warming measures.

“The Warsaw climate conference, which should have been an important step in the just transition to a sustainable future, is on track to deliver virtually nothing,” a statement signed by Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam, ActionAid, the International Trade Union Confederation and Friends of the Earth said.

Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo blamed conference host Poland for its “endorsement” of a coal industry summit held in the same city alongside the climate talks.

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