Contents with tag: climate justice
Save the Date: Seminar at Peoples' Summit vs Climate Change
In commemoration of the first year of Typhoon Haiyan and to honor all the victims of the global climate crisis, we declare this day, November 8, as International Day for Climate-Affected Communities as we call on all climate-impacted communities and their organizations to unite in demanding justice and system change.
IBON International and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Manila is inviting everyone to a forum entitled, “The Climate Crisis: Shifting the Tides for Climate Justice” on October 28, 2014 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the College of Mass Communication Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman. The forum aims to discuss the prospects of the international climate negotiations and the ways forward towards climate justice.
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.
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?
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.
IBON International, in solidarity with civil society organisations (CSOs) and people’s movements around the world, take action for climate justice to demand a new Peoples’ Climate Protocol in 2015. We demand a real ‘new deal’ grounded in climate justice, human rights, social equity, and participatory democracy, with a commitment to public financing and major shifts in prevailing economic paradigms to meet sustainable development objectives.
COP 19, the UN climate talks in Warsaw, is running out of time. It is threatened with complete breakdown as major disagreements continue, with heated debates continuing throughout the night in the final stretch of the two-week-long international meeting.
After grueling days of intense negotiations between developed and developing countries, this year’s climate summit failed to produce meaningful outcomes to address climate change.
Despite the woeful inadequacy of funding made available by the North for developing countries to meet climate challenges, donor-controlled climate funds have proliferated in recent years. Among the institutions that have staked a claim in the business of climate finance is the World Bank, which unveiled its Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) in 2008. At over $8 billion, the World Bank’s CIFs and carbon funds are collectively the largest climate-related funds currently managed by any public multilateral institution, dwarfing all of the funds under the UNFCCC.