(Statement of organizations affiliated with the G8 Action Network, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, July 9, 2006)

The G 8’s communiqué regarding their action on climate is actually inaction being masked as movement. It is a great fraud being perpetrated on the global community that would significantly reduce its capacity to contain climate change. We fully agree with the statement of the Government of South Africa that “[W]hile the Statement may appear as a movement forward, we are concerned that it may, in effect, be a regression from what is required to make a meaningful contribution to meeting the challenges of climate change.”

See the Media Advisory: World Bank Casts its Dark Shadow Over G8

See also Walden’s articles Civil Society’s Choice at the G8 Summit: The Road to Genoa or the Road to Gleneaglesand Japan Follows Singapore in Dealing with Foreign Activists

Read the call to Join the International People’s Solidarity Days: 4-8 July 2008, Hokkaido Japan

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