Posts Tagged ‘UNFCCC Climate Change’

Civil society march in protest to UNFCCC climate negotiations in Doha

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Today, 3000 civil society representatives from around the world marched 2.6 KM to demand urgent and efficient action in the UN conference for Climate Change COP18 currently taking place in Qatar.

They demand from the decision makers at the COP 18 to officially pledge to reduce the emissions of the green house gases by 2020.

Activists from over 15 Arab countries have been among the participants of the civil society protest march, to similarly ask their leaders to lead the negotiations that are hosted for the  first time in an Arab country in favor of the planet and all life, and not in the interest of big business and false solutions to climate change, such as the carbon market, and programs such as REDD+.

civil society protest march map UNFCCC Doha

civil society protest march map UNFCCC Doha

Breaking the logjam in climate negotiations

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Interview with Praful Bidwai

You attended UN climate negotiations last year in Durban and have reported on them for a number of years. What actions have been taken in that time?

Very little. Since UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, countries have been following a voluntary regime where they choose what offers to put on the table. These together are at least 40% short of what the world needs to avoid catastrophic climate change of 4, 5 or even 6 degrees (over pre-industrial temperatures). . . .To read article click here

Again: Civil Society representative Anjali Appadurai locked out of Climate Change negotiations in Doha ! Twitter campaign #UNFCCCpress

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Hi all,
As some of you may know, Anjali Appadurai has been locked out of the negotiations based on the whim of the head of UN security, after polite and diplomatic negotiation with the secretariat and UN security, the final decision has been bumped up to Figueres. It’s time to turn the heat up on her. Earthinbrackets is here to work on substantive issues, our capacity is severely reduced because of this and we are sick of ours and others’ time being wasted. We’d appreciate a push on this so that we can get back to work.

Anjali Appadurai protesting at UNFCCC in Durban (Photo˙ College of the Atlantic)

Civil society Youth delegate Anjali Appadurai protesting at UNFCCC in Durban (Photo˙ College of the Atlantic)

Figueres has tweeted this: To put a question to me at Fri webcast #UNFCCC press conference (12:30 Doha time), use the hashtag #UNFCCCpress

She is practically begging for a twitter (and human) storm here, please tweet using these hashtags asking tough questions about how the role of civil society is to be taken seriously if we’re locked out of rooms, conferences, not allowed to give substantive interventions, etc…
If you are here in person and can, show up and do the same!

For a sample tweet, feel free to alter:
@cfigures how are we supposed to drive progress in negotiations if you lock our members out when they speak up? #UNFCCCpress @anjaliapp

READ Article from Charlie Butts, and watch videos from Anjali Appadurai speeches