Side Event: Civil Society, Equity, and the Preparation and Assessment of National Contributions

Civil Society, Equity, and the Preparation and Assessment of National Contributions

Mainstreaming Equity in the Preparation and Assessment of National Contributions


Thursday, 05 Jun 2014 – 16:45-18:15

Room: Solar

The UNFCCC has, to this point, been unable to agree to any sort of meaningful equity review process. Thus, many voices within civil society are now talking about informal science and equity reviews designed to point the way. Such reviews must be built upon the Convention’s core equity principles, and upon indicators that express those principles.

In this side event, three presenters from different parts of the global civil society movement will give their views on the way forward, and do with a particular focus on extremely ambitious mitigation pathways. The side event intends to establish a much-needed conversation and thus, key negotiators will respond.

Civil Society Panel

  • Tom Athanasiou, CAN International Equity Working Group – equity reference modeling as a civil society tool
  • Ulriikka Aarnio, CAN Europe – reaffirming ambition, and equity as a precondition for it
  • Lidy Nacpil, Jubilee South – social movement demands on the UN equity process

Party Respondents

  • South Africa, Mr. Xolisa Ngwadla (confirmed)
  • Brazil, Mr. Everton Lucero (confirmed)
  • The Philippines, Mr. Naderev “Yeb” Saño (confirmed)
  • Sweden, H.E. Ms. Lena Ek (requested)

Moderator: Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid

Background Information: CAN’s Equity Indicators Paper 

This side event is organized by the Equity Working Group of Climate Action Network International