Negotiating Text UNFCCC Official World Ignores People's Conference Solutions
Reflecting the voices of Global Civil Society and the agreements Reached in 17 working groups, the Plurinational State of Bolivia made an official Proposal, Comprise of the core components of the Cochabamba People's Accord, to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action ( AWG-LCA) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since then, the accord has Gained Recognition and support by regional and teddies Various nations Including ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance of Our Americas) and UNASUR (Union of South American Nations).
Therefore We Are Deeply Concerned That the Proposed new text in the AWG-LCA as a basis for climate change Does Not Reflect Negotiations Any of the main Conclusions Reached in Cochabamba.
The Chair and the Vice Chair of the AWG-LCA (from Zimbabwe and the United States respectively) INSTEAD Have incorporated all of the Proposals of the Copenhagen Accord, Which Have Not Even does the consensus of the United Nations.
We urge the UNFCCC to Embrace the Conclusions Reached by Social Movements, Indigenous Peoples and International Civil Society in Cochabamba. Both It is non-transparent and undemocratic to exclude particular proposals from the Negotiations, and it is imperative That the United Nations listens to the global community on this critical issue to Humanity.
We call on all country clubs in the United Nations, and in particular the President and Vice-President of the AWG-LCA, to include the core Cochabamba Conclusions of the People's Accord in the Negotiations in the run-up to Cancun. These life-and earth-saving Proposals include:
1. A 50% reduction of domestic greenhouse gas Emissions by Developed Countries for the Period 2013 to 2017 under the Kyoto Protocol, domestically and Without reliance on market mechanisms.
2. The Objective of Stabilizing Greenhouse Gas Concentrations at 300 ppm.
3. The Need to begin the process of considering the Proposed Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth to reestablish harmony with nature.
4. The obligation of Developed Countries to honor Their climate Toward Developing Countries Debt and Our Mother Earth.
5. The provision of financial resources equal to 6% of GDP by Developed Countries to help Confront the climate change crisis.
6. The creation of a Mechanism for the comprehensive management and conservation of forests That, unlikable REDD-plus, Respects the Sovereignty of states, guaranteed the rights and participation of indigenous peoples and forest dependent Communities, and is Not on the carbon market based regime.
7. The Implementation of Measures for Recognizing the rights of Indigenous peoples must be secured in accordance "with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and universally applicable human rights instruments and agreements. This includes Knowledge and Respect for the rights of indigenous peoples; Their rights to lands, territories and resources, and Their full participation and Effective, With their free, prior and informed consent.
8. The incentivizing of models of agricultural production are That and That Environmentally Sustainable Food Sovereignty and guarantee the rights of indigenous peoples and small-scale farmers.
9. The Recognition and protection of the rights and Needs of forced climate migrants.
10. The promotion of the establishment of an International Climate and Environmental Justice Tribunal.
11. The consideration of a referendum on Climate Change World That Allows the people to decide What will be done about this issue, Which Is of vital Importance to the future of Humanity and Mother Earth.
We demand That the Conclusions Established by the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, Which Protect life and Mother Earth, be incorporated Into The Negotiating text During the Negotiations in Bonn, Germany, from May 31st to June 11th, 2010 .
There can not be an equitable, transparent, and inclusive negotiation process, rules true solutions to the Urgency of the climate crisis, if the AWG-LCA Negotiating text ignore the voices of the peoples of the World That should be Representing the negotiators.
The people's voice must be heard in climate negotiations
Official Text of the UNFCCC negotiation ignores the solutions of the Global People's Conference
In April 2010 over 35,000 people from 140 countries met in Cochabamba, Bolivia and developed the historical Peoples Agreement, A document based on consensus, reflecting the substantial solutions to the climate crisis. We, the undersigned organizations, we participate and / or support this historic process.
Reflecting the voice of global civil society and the agreements reached in 17 working groups, the State Plurinational of Bolivia made a formal proposal, consisting of the central components of the Agreement of the People of Cochabamba, the Special Working Group on Long-Term Cooperation (AWG-LCA) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since then, the deal has won support and recognition from many nations and regional bodies such as the ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance of Our America) and UNASUR (Union of South American Nations).
We are therefore deeply concerned that the proposed new text in the AWG-LCA as a basis for climate negotiations does not reflect any of the major conclusions reached in Cochabamba.
The Chair and Vice Chair of the AWG-LCA (of Zimbabwe and the United States, respectively) have been incorporated in place, all the proposals of the Copenhagen agreement, which does not even have the consensus of the United Nations.
We urge the UNFCCC to take the conclusions reached by the social movements, indigenous peoples and international civil society in Cochabamba. It is both undemocratic and opaque exclude certain proposals in the negotiations, and it is imperative that the United Nations to listen to the world community on this critical issue for humanity.
We call upon all countries of the United Nations and particularly the Chair and Vice Chair of the AWG-LCA, to include the key findings of the Agreement of the People in the negotiations in the run up to Cancun. These proposals for preservation of life and the land include:
1. A 50% reduction in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases by developed countries for the period 2013-2017 under the Kyoto Protocol at national level without reliance on market mechanisms.
2. The goal of stabilizing concentrations of greenhouse gases at 300 ppm.
3. The need to initiate the process of considering the proposed Universal Declaration on the Rights of the Mother Earth to restore harmony with nature.
4. The obligation of developed countries to honor their climate debt to developing countries and our Mother Earth.
5. The provision of financial resources equivalent to 6% of GDP of developed countries to help address the climate change crisis.
6. The creation of a mechanism for integrated management and conservation of forests, unlike REDD-plus, to respect the sovereignty of States, guarantees the rights and participation of indigenous peoples and forest dependent communities, and not this regimen based on the carbon market.
7. The implementation of measures to recognize the rights of indigenous peoples must be guaranteed under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the tools and universal human rights agreements. This includes respect for the knowledge and the rights of indigenous peoples, their rights to lands, territories and resources, and its full and effective participation, with their free, prior and informed.
8. The models encourage agricultural production that are environmentally sustainable and to ensure food sovereignty and the rights of indigenous peoples and small farmers.
9. The protection and recognition of the rights and needs of forced migrants due to bad weather.
10. The promotion of the formation of an International Court of Environmental Justice and Climate.
11. The consideration of a Global Referendum on Climate Change which the people decide what to do about this problem, which is of vital importance for the future of humanity and Mother Earth.
We demand that the conclusions reached by Global People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, protecting life and Mother Earth, are incorporated into the negotiating text during the negotiations in Bonn, Germany from May 31 to 11 June 2010.
There can be no negotiation process fair, transparent and inclusive, not real solutions to the urgency of the climate crisis, if the negotiating text of the AWG-LCA ignores the voices of the world's people whose negotiators should represent.