Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Update on Global Climate Change Activities: UNFCCC and CSOs in Bangkok

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) will hold its last major intersessional meeting before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen in December 2009. The Post-2012 Climate Negotiation Session will be held from the 29th September to 9th October in Bangkok and represents a critical event for people’s organizations and climate activists. Leading up to COP 15, Bangkok should be used as a venue to push for real, pro-people solutions to climate change.

In parallel to the UNFCCC meeting, networks and CSOs have organized events in Bangkok under the name “Asian Peoples Solidarity for Climate Justice.” In addition to daily events, a one day conference entitled the Climate Conference of Asian Peoples Movements will be held on 3rd October. Organizers include: NGO COD, Kalikasan-PNE, Roots for Equity, APWLD, IBON Foundation, People’s Movement on Climate Change, Centre for Environmental Concerns, International League of People’s Struggle, PAN AP, Philippine Climate Watch Alliance in coordination with People’s Action on Climate Change (PACC).

Additional events include a People’s Parade (28 September), Media Conference and Oars Parade (29 September), Youth Kite Flying (30 September), Women’s Quilt (1 October) and Solidarity March (5 October).

Solidarity is needed to consolidate the position of different sectors, such as peasants, indigenous people, women and youth on climate change and related issues towards the formulation of a unified position regarding the formulation of the post-Kyoto Climate Agreement and COP 15.

Interested participants, sponsors, grassroots organizations/movements or volunteers can contact PACC at:

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