Global union federation the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today reacted with disappointment to the failure of the UN COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, to deliver any progress on climate change so far.

Speaking from the conference, ITF climate change coordinator Alana Dave reported: “Negotiations are at a complete standstill – despite us being in a situation where emissions are still rising, the forecasts are becoming increasingly grave, and extraordinary weather conditions are destroying jobs, homes and peoples’ lives.”

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