Closing COP/CMP Intervention by CAN
-Delivered by Simon Tapp from New Zealand
Thank you Chair,
Honorable Ministers, Distinguished Delegates,
My name is Simon Tapp from the Climate Action Network.
We would like to express our sympathy for those vulnerable countries affected most by climate change, including those currently experiencing the effects and aftermath of Typhoon Bopha.
We have had enough.
In Doha, we have seen no mitigation ambition nor money on the table to help the poorest countries deal with climate change. We have seen no detailed workplan on equity.
We will not achieve what is desperately needed unless Parties find political will. In particular, countries including the US and friends, along with Poland and Russia, who continually block the process, need to start leading to end this global crisis.
Your behavior and attitude must change if we are to secure a fair, ambitious and binding deal by 2015. Hard work by governments for the people not the polluters is urgently needed.
Intervention in COP Contact Group on Finance, 7 December
Delivered by Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
My name is Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim from Chad and I will be speaking on behalf of Climate Action Network.
Developing countries like mine have come to Doha facing a climate finance cliff. We have reached the end of the Fast Start Finance period with no clarity on what levels of public finance to expect in 2013 and through to 2020.
There is nothing being put forward by this group that guarantees public finance will go up not down from next year.
We call for a 2013-2015 package that includes AT LEAST $60 billion in PUBLIC finance, as part of a clear trajectory to the 100 billion per year in 2020. This package must include commitment to capitalize and operationalize the Green Climate Fund in 2013.
Finance matters to developing countries and their vulnerable communities like mine living around Lake Chad. How do you expect them to adapt to the devastating impacts of climate change without substantial and predictable levels of public financing in 2013 and beyond? How do you expect developing countries to take on more ambitious mitigation efforts if you do not scale up support?
Providing this finance is a legal obligation that requires clear collective commitments here in Doha and no later. We demand nothing less.
COP18 Opening Plenary Intervention
26 November, 2012
We have been given 30 seconds to express the views of CAN representing over 700 NGOs all around the world. It is impossible to say anything substantive about the most important challenge facing humanity in 30 seconds, so we are forced to limit ourselves in this intervention to place on record our protest about this exclusion of civil society voices in this vital process.
Following the request by the Conference of the Parties (COP)1 the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), will discuss options to address the implications of the establishment of new HCFC-22 facilities seeking to obtain Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) for the destruction of HFC-23. CAN strongly urges delegates to adopt option 1) Making new HCFC-22 facilities ineligible under the CDM.
Climate change is already negatively affecting the lives and livelihoods of poor men and women. Yet it is estimated that less than a tenth of climate funds to date have been spent on helping people in vulnerable countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. The poor are losing out twice: they are hardest hit by climate change they didn’t cause, and they are being neglected by funds that should be helping them. Climate finance can and must be made to work from the bottom up, particularly for women smallholder farmers.
CAN position paper : Emissions from international aviation and shipping. November 2009