IBON INTERNATIONAL UPDATE NO. 8
Climate COP, 10 Dec 2014, Lima Peru
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).
IBON INTERNATIONAL UPDATE NO. 7
Climate COP, 9 Dec 2014, Lima Peru
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.
Appeal for aid to the Hagupit-ravaged areas in the Philippines
Call to global partners, networks, CSOs
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.
IBON INTERNATIONAL UPDATE NO. 6
Climate COP, 8 Dec 2014, Lima, Peru
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.
IBON INTERNATIONAL UPDATE NO. 5
Climate COP, 6 Dec 2014, Lima Peru
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?
Most vulnerable communities send strong message to COP 20
Press conference on CSO perspective
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"