We are twittering about G8 and climate action today!

So much is happening today in and around Italy as the G8 meeting is taking place. That is why we are trying out something new here on Green Blog. We will be reporting about all the climate-related news coming from the G8 camp with the help from Twitter.

We will post the latest news on our Twitter channel. We will also display the Twitter updates on our front page as well as updating this blog post.

Will the G8 leaders agree on a strong climate plan and a roadmap to the Copenhagen climate talks? Or will they fail once again? Stay tuned to find out!

UPDATED WITH IMAGES AND VIDEOS FROM DAY 2!

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Day Two

Watch: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticises G8 climate efforts http://su.pr/6VoTAd

Conclusion: The internet is mainly negative on the subject of g8, according to Google. http://su.pr/1iHfFv

UN S-G : 'Much more needs to be done if governments are to seal the deal on a new climate agreement' http://su.pr/9VVJpz

Sign our petition to hold @BarackObama and other #G8 leaders accountable on #climatechange http://bit.ly/g9Ybh

VIDEO: climate campaigner Ben Stewart talks about why he's living on a coal smokestack during the #G8 http://su.pr/2gSvz5

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Greenpeace: Five coal plants occupied by climate activists during G8 Summit http://su.pr/2RYC36

"Progress on #climatechange [at the #G8] was not enough." UN Sec General Ban Ki-moon

Russia says 80% emissions reduction target by 2050 "unacceptable" http://su.pr/2L2L25

Take 2 painting STUPID on chimney at Brindisi, Italy's most greenhouse-polluting coal plant. http://twitpic.com/9s4f5

G8 leaders failing to stop climate change http://bit.ly/zjJqL

G8: World leaders fail to agree specific target for climate cuts http://su.pr/2y1Aiz

G8: World leaders fail to agree specific target for climate cuts http://bit.ly/4hTvfy

RT @Greenpeace 35 hours occupying Brindisi. The sly has cleared over the mediterranean sea. We can see Albania from here!

"Only the G8 can agree on absolutely nothing, ignore the most pressing subjects and then claim a major breakthrough" #G8 RT @V_R_

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Greenpeace are occupying FIVE coal plants now during the #G8! http://su.pr/2ethbZ

Blogs from activists on coal plants are posted here http://bit.ly/AEoq

Take Action! Ask world leaders to personally attend climate conference: http://su.pr/1O0eWk

This morning 5 climbers scaled Italy's newest coal power plant near Rome to paint "G8 STOP THIS"

30 hrs @ Brindisi pwr plant. Just chkd out massive greenhse pollution exhausts. http://twitpic.com/9rn0y #G8 #climateaction RT @Greenpeace

Day One

BBC: G8 set new global warming targets http://su.pr/1N41Wq

Mount Rushmore banner: "America honors leaders. Not politicians. Stop Global warming." http://su.pr/4M5qQk

The #G8 summit negotiations to halve global carbon emissions by 2050 have failed! Instead agree on a max 2C degree limit for climate change.

More TreeHugger: Big Climate Change Fail: Major Nations Fail to Agree to 50% Emission Cuts by 2050 http://su.pr/AGRu33

TreeHugger reports: Greenpeace Drapes Poster Over Mount Rushmore to Call for Climate Action http://su.pr/1BIj59

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100 Activists Climb Coal Chimneys To Demand G-8 Leaders Get Tough: http://su.pr/9akeBI

Pictures from the G8 Coal Plant Action in Italy today: http://su.pr/6aFTjt

Watch: G8 Coal Plant Action http://su.pr/1kLokl #G8

You-Turn the Earth, a global campaign to let leaders know that we want to stop runaway climate change http://su.pr/3ktrSx

GP have actions going on in Italy with over 100 activists occupying coal power plants + a banner hanging on Mt. #Rushmore #climateaction #G8

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Greenpeace is hanging a banner with a message to Obama on Mt Rushmore right now! http://su.pr/2rzliz

The Guardian: Greenpeace activists hijack Italian power stations http://su.pr/1GYWQ4

"a new coal plant at kingsnorth would emit more than the one we're occupying near venice" http://su.pr/3OMa5o RT @greenpeaceuk

Want to be part of a global community ready to take action to demand action? Become a climate activist: http://su.pr/1g2ld1

#Obama staff say #climate change not caused by fossil fuels. GP leaks doc to press http://su.pr/1NGool Obama then changed #G8 RT @Greenpeace

Want 2 know how the #G8 countries score on #climate? see how #WWF scores them http://su.pr/1DBmjt

greenpeace-poster-image“Its the same gridlock we had last year when Bush was president.” http://su.pr/2wZSjP

G8 fails to get emerging powers to agree on climate change goals http://su.pr/2EVPMI

Half of emissions in the atmosphere are from coal. And every g8 country is planning new coal plants RT @greenpeaceuk

G8 emissions pledge is 'scientifically illiterate': http://su.pr/30qNfW

Oh my! G8 strip mob from Avaaz: http://su.pr/31wNOM

Watch: G8 Cooking Up the Planet and Spicing it with CO2 http://su.pr/1BLyO4

Greenpeace urges the G8 to 'heal the world' http://su.pr/A8rCHa

Greenpeace currently occupying power stations in Italy for L'Aquila summit http://su.pr/2Z1QUf

Greenpeace goes to the G8 http://su.pr/25r6zJ

Take Action! Ask world leaders to personally attend climate conference: http://su.pr/1O0eWk

Major nations have failed to agree to set a goal halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 http://su.pr/1NeVRY

Watch and read about G8 #climateaction as it happens in Italy today http://su.pr/2ethbZ


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Guest Paul Maurice Martin

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An agreement with a goal that isn't legally binding on any of the parties and that doesn't state how that goal will be achieved... that's how I heard it characterized on a news report today on NPR.

Sounds to me like more hot air...

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Guest Simon Leufstedt

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Yes. I would say they have achieved nothing. Nothing but talking!

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Guest Joe the Public

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"Only the G8 can agree on absolutely nothing, ignore the most pressing subjects and then claim a major breakthrough."

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Guest Green Blog

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We will soon update this blog post with todays tweets, images and videos!

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Guest Colombo Laurent

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Yep ! Talking is basically a synonym of politicians ! They exactly say what we want to hear ... at the same time we have to believe in them because we need international collaborations and regulations for avoiding to reproduce the same mistakes ...

It is not that easy to establish common ground when there is not really an international legal entity. Plus when you are a leader of a country, you know so many internal issues that you cannot tell and forget while collaborating. Everybody is secretly defending their interests; if there was more real transparency in politics it might be easier for all of us to know where the leaders come from, and to feel involved ...

Politics constitute an environment which needs new plans to be credible and efficient ... easy to say harder to do ! Oh I could be a great politician ;)

Aloha

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Guest Colombo Laurent

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Thanks for informing us on the evolution of the G8 ! There is going to have a lot to say about it !

Bravo

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Guest Colombo Laurent

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One day has passed already and it seems that the G8 is proving us right ! Nothing is happening again ... just talking and formality... Nobody agree on how to involve developing countries in a tangible environmental plan ... Ahh tough to keep faith

Aloha

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Guest Simon Leufstedt

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I don't have much hope left...

I don't think world "leaders" will be able to agree on a climate plan during the talks in Copenhagen later this year. If they do, the climate plan will probably be far from what the science says needs to be done.

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Guest Simon Leufstedt

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I don't have much hope left...

I don't think world "leaders" will be able to agree on a climate plan during the talks in Copenhagen later this year. If they do, the climate plan will probably be far from what the science says needs to be done.

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