No REDD! No REDD Plus!
- Durban Group for Climate Justice - Statement against Schemes for
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
American Indigenous Peoples Demand More in Copenhagen -
December 16, 2009 , The Indigenous Environmental Network Media Team
to rally in copenhagen demanding system change.
First Week Of Climate Talks A Predictable Failure.
Joint Meda Release: 12 December 2009, Copenhagen. At the end of
the first week of the climate talks at Copenhagen, thousands of
activists from the Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now!
networks are joining the climate march under the banner of "System
Change Not Climate Change" to denounce the climate negotiations
as a predictable failure.
for Climate Debt
- Statement by Climate Justice Now!, Delivered by Hemantha Withanage
of Sri Lanka, December 12, 2009. We are movements gathered under
the Climate Justice Now! Network -many from the South, from developing
countries. Thousands of our members are here in Copenhagen, joining
thousands of other citizens in a historic march towards Bella Center.
Society Alarmed at Climate Technology Quick Fixes in Copenhagen
- Copenhagen, December 10, 2009 – Over 160 civil society
groups, including social movements and non-governmental organizations
(NGOs), today released a joint declaration on technology: “Let's
Look Before We Leap!”. The declaration alerts governments to the
absence of any precautionary environmental and social assessment
mechanisms in the draft Copenhagen agreement on technology, and
claims that the current approach poses grave threats to human health,
human rights, rural livelihoods, diverse ecosystems and climate
look before we leap! -
Technology transfer is one of the four key topics being discussed
under negotiations on Long-Term Cooperative Actions in Copenhagen
(the others are mitigation, adaptation and financing). The inter-governmental
negotiating text that is under discussion contemplates various measures
for accelerating the diffusion of technologies.
Open Letter to the UN Climate Change Gathering in Copenhagen
- From: Dennis Brutus, Cape Town, South Africa
Let us save the planet, let us save Africa -
Presse release of the african Attac network on Copenhaguen
Council, 13 December.
No to the commodification of the climate. Another world, social,
united and ecological, is possible
Government Slammed for Bias and Secrecy in Role As President of
UN Climate Conference - As climate negotiations open
in Copenhagen, civil society organizations around the world issued
the following statement strongly criticizing the Danish government
for acting in a biased, manipulative and nontransparent manner in
its role as President of the Conference of the Parties:
Delegates at Climate Conference "REDD Not Fixable Nor Reformable
- Don’t Greenwash REDD - By Rebecca Sommer, 10 December
in Monocultures violates Human Rights and aggravates Climate Change-
On December 10, the report “Red Sugar, Green Deserts.
Latin American report on monocultures and violations of the Human
Rights to adequate food and housing, to water, to land and to territory”
will be launched in Copenhagen by the organizations FIAN (FoodFirst
Information & Action Network), HIC-AL (Habitat International
Coalition Latin America Regional Office) and Solidarity Sweden-Latin
America (Latinamerikagrupperna). Also available in Spanish
statement on redd climate scheme (reducing emissions from deforestation
and degradation of forests) - We,
the undersigned, the people's movements from across India who are
deeply concerned at the manner in which the Government of India
is approaching international climate change negotiations. In particular,
we wish to expose and condemn the attempt of government and corporate
interests to use climate change negotiations to illegally and unjustly
enhance their control over forests and forest dwellers' resources
in this country.
Women's Quilt on Climate Change: Climate Talks for People's Needs,
Not Corporate Greed! - Press
statement by asian women and grassroots organizations,
Bangkok, Thailand, 1 October 2009
Via Campesina: Small farmers cool down the earth! - Small
farmers – women and men - from around the world will gather in Copenhagen
in December to defend their proposal for solving the climate crisis.
Sustainable farming and local food production are actually cooling
down the earth. Peasant agriculture allows carbon to be sequestrated
in soils and uses less fossil fuel-based machines and chemical inputs.
Also available in Spanish
Do something serious for the climate and stop monoculture tree plantations!
- It is now 17 years since the international community
agreed that the climate crisis was serious and that something had
to be done. The two simple measures that needed to be taken were
to halt the extraction of fossil fuels and to halt deforestation.
Year after year the problem becomes more serious. (more)
the endorsments here Also available in Spanish
of Women in Asia on Climate Change - We, the indigenous,
peasant, fisher, labour, rural and urban women, face the bulk of
negative impacts of climate change and the false solutions offered
to us. We produce and provide food; work inside and outside homes
to augment our family income and are often the principal income
earners; and through our productive and reproductive labour, ensure
the welfare of our families and communities. (more)
Justice Now!: False Climate Solutions in Barcelona, November 2009
- The international civil society network Climate Justice
Now! deplores the downplaying of expectations for the Copenhagen
Climate Summit in Barcelona by industrialized countries, UNFCCC
officials and the host of the Copenhagen Summit. (more)
of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, comprising the 11 countries considered
most vulnerable to climate change: Maldives, Kiribati, Bangladesh,
Nepal, Vietnam, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Barbados and Bhutan
- We, Heads of State, Ministers and representatives of Government
from Africa, Asia, Caribbean and the Pacific, representing some
of the countries most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate
de Quito: Resistencia, Buen Vivir, Buen Convivir - Only
available in Spanish - Mujeres y hombres de diversas organizaciones
y redes (nos reunimos) para escuchar, conversar y debatir acerca
de la estrecha relación que hay entre los proyectos de energía,
la deuda externa y ecológica, el cambio climático, el despojo de
los territorios, la represión y la resistencia. (more)
To The Government Of India by Indian social organisations -
We, the undersigned people’s organisations, social movements,
trade unions and concerned citizens, submit this memorandum to the
Government to draw your attention to the several urgent and so far
unaddressed concerns about the climate crisis and the Indian Government’s
response to them, especially in light of the upcoming 15th Conference
of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Copenhagen from 7-18 December 2009.