On behalf of Global Forest Coalition and other members of Climate Justice Now! Camila Moreno (who runs our Brazil desk) gives an intervention to the Long-Term Cooperative Action Working Group at the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany. The topic was the proposed text created by the Chair of the Working Group, which incorporated all of the points of the US’s Copenhagen Accord and none of the conclusions of the Cochabamba Accord.
Intervention by Camila Moreno on June 1st during the Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action at the UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany
Thank you Madam chair, I am making this intervention on behalf of Global Forest Coalition and other members of Climate Justice Now!
Following the historic Cochabamba People’s Agreement, Bolivia has made an official submission on its basis.
We are deeply concerned that the new Chair’s text does not reflect any of its main conclusions, but, instead, incorporates all of the proposals of the Copenhagen Accord, which does not have consensus of the UNFCCC and was condemned by many Southern countries.
We urge all parties to support the core conclusions of the Cochabamba People’s Agreement, which include:
1. The Full payment of the historic climate debt through genuine new sources of money, which excludes offsets and market mechanisms.
2. The condemnation of REDD and its versions + and ++. Forests must not serve as offsets and must remain out of carbon markets. Its unnaceptable that current forest definitions used for negotiation include plantations. The best strategy to avoid deforestation is to recognize collective rights to lands and territories of indigenous peoples and traditional communities.
3. Proposals for an Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth, and many other civil society proposals for REAL climate action and justice !