This new paper, “The Post-2015 Corporate Development Agenda: Expanding Corporate Power in the Name of Sustainable Development” discusses how the corporate sector has long been trying to position itself front and center of the post-2015 development agenda by staking a claim at three levels: First, by setting goals that would suit their priorities for expansion; second, by claiming a primary role in mobilizing the means for implementing these goals; third, by shaping the governance framework that would be set-up to ensure progress in this agenda.
More than 260 scholars and learners of international studies attend the "Crisis, Conflicts, Change: A Forum on World Trends" at the University of the Philippines (U.P.) in Diliman, Quezon City on March 9, 2015.
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On nearly all counts, the Lima outcome amounts to a major step-back on the climate negotiations so far. Even by the dilute standards of the Kyoto Protocol, the draft agreement is unambitious, offers no regulatory framework for what is supposed to be a “binding” climate agreement, and completes a process that blurs the distinction between global north and south.
The People’s Climate March in Lima, Peru, now touted as being the ‘largest march in Lima’ in a long time, was participated in by a diverse group of indigenous peoples, workers, women, farmers, youth, elderly, faith communities, together with representatives of non-government organizations to urge ministers to forge a just deal that actually addresses the root causes of runaway climate change, and upholds the principle of ‘common but differentiated responsibilities’ (CBDR).
At the ongoing COP 20 in Lima, Peru, civil society stresses that a successful outcome in Lima would mean going to the roots of the climate problem – which means developed countries acknowledging responsibility and compensating for centuries of colonialism and resource plunder, and ceasing to continue this legacy through unequal trade agreements, foreign investment promotion especially on extractives and dirty energy, in collusion with corporations and governments from developing countries.
As we have done in the face of Haiyan’s destruction last year, IBON International again calls on our global partners, networks, civil society groups, and friends to raise the necessary funds and resources to be delivered to the most disaster-affected areas, towards their urgent relief and rehabilitation.
An action that took the COP by ‘surprise’ was when a group of civil society delegates stormed a corporate side event that promotes carbon capture and storage, a false solution to climate change that furthers corporate interests.