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.
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.