Tension high in Warsaw talks as G77+China walk out vs climate inaction
IBON International Update #11
Tensions and tempers run high with only two days left at the 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) and tremendous pressure for the annual climate summit to deliver substantive outcomes.
UN SecGen urges tougher climate action at COP19
IBON International Update # 10
UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon urged the ministers gathered at the 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) to take ‘tougher action’ to reach a global deal to address climate change in 2015. While recognizing that the world’s leaders faced a steep climb ahead to arrive at an arrangement for an international climate deal, he cautioned that ‘people now face and fear the wrath of a warming planet’, in obvious reference to super typhoon Haiyan that ravaged the Philippines more than a week ago. He challenged governments to ‘set the bar higher’ in committing to climate action.
More business than usual: Profiting from the climate crisis
IBON International Update #9
‘Coal power can be part of the solution to tackling global warming. If there’s a will, there’s a way.’
Fault lines sharpen in Warsaw COP talks
IBON International Update #8
WARSAW, Poland--The nineteenth meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 19) is taking place in Warsaw, Poland, the 10th largest consumer of coal in the world, and producing 92% of its electricity from coal. According to many, must mark a ‘turning point’ for the international climate negotiations. Among the key outcomes expected from this meeting are on issues around mitigation, scaling up finance especially for adaptation, setting up an international mechanism to address loss and damage, and a plan for reaching a new legal agreement on climate action in 2015.
IBON calls for climate justice, supports Saño stand on urgent climate action
November 18, 2013
Philippine delegation head Naderev Saño’s crusade for urgent climate action received strong support today from IBON International, as the Philippines continued to reel from the staggering impact of super typhoon Haiyan while the COP 19 climate talks unfold in Warsaw, Poland.
10 Years of failure, farmers deceived by GM corn
November 12, 2013
"10 Years of Failure, Farmers Deceived by GM Corn" is a documentary film produced by MASIPAG (Farmers and Scientist for the Development of Agriculture) about the 10 year socio-economic impacts to livelihood of farmers. Despite contentions and protests from various sectors, Genetically Modified Corn was commercialized in 2003 in the Philippines. The film was released on October 16, 2013 in line with observance of World Food Day.