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30 Nov 2012
IBON International Update #4 from Doha COP18

The US chief negotiator at COP-18 issued a strong rebuke to NGOs in an off-the-record meeting, which has now been published in Indian media.

29 Nov 2012
IBON International Update #1 from Doha COP18

The UNFCCC COP-18 opened this week in Qatar. More pressure than ever before rests on this COP process ending with a meaningful outcome characterized by developed country ambition in achieving emissions reductions, equity between developed and developing countries in emission reductions and climate financing, and legally binding commitments on all of these.

29 Nov 2012
IBON International Update #2 from Doha COP18

Four main items were discussed at today’s meeting of the Contact Group on Finance, i.e., general statements on the report on the work programme on Long Term Finance, the report of the Standing Committee, report on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and initial guidelines; and on the arrangements between the Conference of Parties and the GCF.

26 Nov 2012
On COP 18: Strong political commitment is urgent to save humanity

Farjana Akter of VOICE (Bangladesh) writes a pithy and passionate piece for urgent climate action, saying that "exercising rights and justice at their maximum standard are the expectations of the people during the climate talks in Doha."

24 Nov 2012
COP 18 must deliver ambition, equity and binding commitments

IBON Key Asks at COP-18 states: People of the world are demanding from the world's leaders gathered at COP18 an ambitious, equitable and binding framework to address this planetary emergency.

31 Oct 2012
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development

We are grassroots organizations, labour unions, social movements, non-governmental organizations and other institutions committed to forging new pathways to the future we want – a future where the common good of all takes precedence over the interests of a tiny elite; where the needs and rights of all people are realized; where the environment is not sacrificed to benefit only the few.

27 Oct 2012
IBON International: White Paper 2012

Established 68 years ago, the World Bank (WB) remains one of the world’s largest multilateral development finance institutions with 188 member countries. It has a vast personnel consisting of 9,000 employees and consultants spread around the globe in over 100 offices, and an aid portfolio of $57 billion in 2011.

13 Oct 2012
WORLD BANK: Sluggish and jobless growth overshadows Tokyo summit

Growing joblessness, financial instability and sluggish growth of the global economy threw long shadows over this year’s annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WB) in Tokyo, Japan. The summit kicked off the official meetings yesterday with a plenary graced by the Crown Prince of Japan. Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo reports from Tokyo.

3 Sep 2012
Climate: Reading one book in different editions, and not all are on the same page

With only three more days left at the Bangkok informal additional sessions, there are a number of outstanding issues in which developed and developing country negotiators appear to be reading the same book, but one that has different versions and editions. And if these differences weren’t enough, they are not all on the same page, to say the least.

2 Sep 2012
Climate: Roundtable 2 tackles twin imperatives of equity and ambition

How to ensure both equity and ambition in cutting emissions, what measures and mechanisms are needed to enable these, and how is it possible to achieve such targets. These are but a few of the questions in today’s discussions at the 2nd Roundtable on Ambition of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP) where we see a divergence of views by developed and developing countries.

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