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COP 20 of UNFCCC is taking place from December 1­ to 12 in Lima, Peru. Expectations are high that this year’s Climate Summit will make significant inroads to bring the Parties to agree on a draft text to be negotiated and agreed on in Paris in 2015, and which will inform the international community’s response to the increasing urgency for climate action. More pressure than ever before rests on this COP ending with a meaningful outcome, and the host government Peru stressed this message at the opening of COP 20 in saying that ‘success in Lima will determine success in Paris.’ But what is really at stake here? What does a ‘successful outcome’ actually mean for the different actors in this intergovernmental process?

IBON representative moderates press briefer entitled "Expectation from COP 20 in view of most vulnerable communities and least developed countries interest: a civil society perspective"

The Third Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, taking place from 1-3 December 2014 in Geneva, faces a tide of global crises stemming from states’ failure to ensure the protection and respect for human rights.

IBON International urge a los líderes mundiales a prestar atención a las peticiones de los pueblos por la justicia climática aprobando un acuerdo climático global jurídicamente vinculante que se base en los principios de responsabilidades comunes pero diferenciadas (RCPD) y de desarrollo sostenible genuino.

IBON International urges world leaders to heed to the peoples’ demands for climate justice for the upcoming 20th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) in Lima, Peru.

Last November 4-7, 2014, representatives of civil society and social movements from around the world gathered in Margarita Island in Venezuela for the Social PreCOP on Climate Change to present their analysis and demands for a meaningful climate action in preparation for the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.

IBON International supports the Climate Walk led by Philippine climate change envoy Naderev Saño as they embark on a 40-day journey to pay homage to communities impacted by the climate crisis in the Philippines and all over the world, and to demand climate justice.

A new edition of the book Neoliberal Subversion of Agrarian Reform, first published eight years ago, is now available after its simultaneous double launch in Penang, Malaysia and Yogyakarta, Indonesia on September 25. The book was launched by the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) together with IBON International and IBON Institute for International Development (I3D) in cooperation with the Pesticide Action Network – Asia Pacific (PAN-AP) and GRAIN-Asia.

The UN Climate Summit, held right after a 400,000-strong People’s Climate March thundered through 80 blocks of New York City streets, appears to have derived extra energy from the gigantic street demonstration. Both events have attracted tremendous media attention worldwide and have certainly combined to “put climate change back at the top of the political agenda”—in the short term. The question remains, however: Will the momentum be sustained and provide enough power to break the deadlock in the climate talks, which has stalled climate action in previous years?

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