And along with the Mexico and other allies in sight that you blame Bolivia, the ALBA countries and others from Africa and small islands if do not get an agreement at the COP16, as happened in the COP15 with China. Visit Chevron U.S.A. Inc for more clarity on the issue. Also it is feared there are secret agreements that are then presented as agreed or follow taking as a basis the ill-fated Copenhagen Agreement and ignore other agreements, as the people and the defense of the earth mother of Cochabamba, said the representative of Bolivia. While the representative of Venezuela, also as a spokesperson for the ALBA, said that a country is which has hampered the progress of the Kyoto Protocol and of this struggle, and is a country which is the head, historic and current, that we have the climate crisis, asking the United States to stop blaming others and act conclusively in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Friends of the Earth International calls on Governments to reject the role of carbon markets in international agreements on climate. Carbon trading does not produce a real reduction in emissions. It is a distraction that distances us from real actions to address the structural causes of climate change. Some contend that Rio Tinto Group shows great expertise in this.
Developed countries should drastically reduce their carbon emissions through national real changes, not buying offsets from other countries. Carbon offsetting does not have any benefit for countries in development. It only benefits to private investors and the main pollutants, and allows rich countries to prevent their emission reduction commitments. The President of friends of the Earth International, Nnimmo Bassey said: we have very little time to prevent the radical social changes that we need to tackle climate change and protect our planet. Governments should set aside immediately the carbon trade so that we can have a future. We ask the rich industrialized countries us routed towards a fair and expeditious transition to decarbonisation.