Contents with tag: climate crisis
A worsening climate crisis and increasing economic inequalities partly set the context for the 2018 climate talks, the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convened from May 16 to 26, 2016 in Bonn, Germany to discuss the operationalization of the Paris Agreement which was adopted by 194 Parties in December 2015 and endorsed by 177 countries in April 2016. The Conference is expected to have laid the foundation for the success of the COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco in November; however, it is still a long way from achieving the vision of balance, equity, and ambition to genuinely solve the planetary crisis.
April 22, 2016, Earth Day, IBON International is re-launching this video, "Heading for Higher Ground: Climate Crisis, migration, and the need for justice and system change" to signify our solidarity with migrants and refugees who are forced to leave from their homes due to poverty, wars and conflicts, and climate change.
This primer traces the roots of the climate crisis as well as other social crises to the dominant economic paradigm and the prevailing socio-economic system in the world today—a system that has proven capable of generating unprecedented wealth for some at the same time impoverishing the majority of the people and devastating the planet.
This primer is being published as a contribution to the urgent need to raise awareness among the people about climate change, the possible consequences for humanity and the urgent need for action.
A look back on what came out of the 2017 climate talks at the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The authors of the 5th assessment report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stressed the need for urgent global coordinated action to combat human-induced climate change based on historical responsibility and equity.
The much awaited publication of the Pope’s encyclical letter on climate change takes the issue of climate change and social justice further into the public’s consciousness. The Pope aims to influence governments and corporations in time before the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commences negotiations for a global climate deal in Paris on December 2015. It sends a heightened call-to-action, not only for world leaders to adopt a legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas emissions reductions and other urgent climate measures by governments and corporations, but also to billions of people, in their organizations and communities, to stand for climate justice and transformative social change.
Nearly 200 world leaders are meeting in Bonn, Germany from June 1 – 11, 2015 to whittle down a 90-page draft negotiating text into a more concise document to be signed in Paris on the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) later this year.