Monday, August 16, 2010

The proposals of “Peoples Agreement” in the texts for United Nations negotiation on Climate Change

Climate Connections

After a week of negotiations, the main conclusions of the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Right of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, April 2010) have been incorporated in the document of United Nations on Climate Change, that now have been recognized as a negotiation text for the 192 countries which has been congregated in Bonn, Germany, during the first week august of 2010.

The most important points that have been incorporated for its consideration in the next round of negotiation before Cancun, that will take place in China, are:

• 50 % reduction of greenhouse gasses emission by developed countries for second period of commitments from the Kyoto Protocol years 2013 to 2017.

• Stabilize the rise of temperature to 1 C and 300 parts for million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

• To guarantee an equitable distribution of atmospheric space, taking into account the climate debt of emissions by developed countries for developing countries.

• Full respect for the Human Rights and the inherent rights of indigenous peoples, women, children and migrants.

• Full recognition to the United Nations Declaration on of Indigenous Peoples Rights.

• Recognition and defense of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony with nature.

• Guarantee the fulfillment of the commitments from the developed countries though the building of an International Court of Climate Justice.

• Rejection to the new mechanisms of carbon markets that transfer the responsibility of the reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases from developed countries to developing countries.

• Promotion of measures that change the consumption patterns of the developed countries.

• Adoption of necessary measures in all relevant forums to be excluded from the protection of the intellectual property rights to technologies and ecologically sustainable useful to mitigate climate change.

• Developed countries will allocate 6% of their national gross product to actions relatives to Climate Change.

• Integrated management of forest, to mitigation and adaptation, without market mechanics and ensuring the full participation of indigenous peoples and local communities.

• Prohibition the conversion of natural forest for plantations, since the monoculture plantations are not forest, instead should encourage the protection and conservation of natural forests.

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