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15 Dec 2014
IBON INTERNATIONAL UPDATE NO. 8

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).

10 Dec 2014
IBON INTERNATIONAL UPDATE NO. 7

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.

9 Dec 2014
IBON INTERNATIONAL UPDATE NO. 6

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.

9 Dec 2014
IBON INTERNATIONAL UPDATE NO. 5

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?

4 Dec 2014
Most vulnerable communities send strong message to COP 20

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"

2 Dec 2014
Step up action on corporate abuses, create binding treaty on TNCs

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.

1 Dec 2014
Los líderes mundiales apremiados a adoptar un Protocolo Climático de los Pueblos genuino en 2015

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.

30 Nov 2014
World leaders urged to adopt a genuine People’s Climate Protocol in 2015

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.

24 Sep 2014
Climate change 'back at the top of the political agenda', but grueling talks remain ahead

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?

22 Sep 2014
400,000-strong People’s Climate March on eve of summit

On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, an estimated 400,000 people marched through the streets of Manhattan, New York City on Sept. 21, 2014 to highlight the seriousness of climate change and the urgency of meaningful climate action.

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