Food Justice: What’s at Stake in Paris?

guest blog by Doreen Stabinsky, Professor of Global Environmental Politics at College of the Atlantic. Five key fights at the UNFCCC: The build-up to the December Paris climate summit is focusing world attention on the issue of climate change. In the process, there is significant opportunity to raise and highlight justice issues that lie at the intersection of climate change and food – for...

Escuchando sus voces: La Cumbre de los Pueblos

Poderes políticos en las negociaciones de la Conferencia de las Partes tienden a ignorar las demandas de la sociedad civil, la gente, el pueblo, y sus derechos sobre a lo que el cambio climático se refiere. La Cumbre de los Pueblos es un espacio en el que estos grupos marginalizados, que tienden a ser más susceptibles a los impactos climáticos, se juntan para hablar sobre su lucha. Granjeros,...

A Green Climate Fund as if people and the planet mattered

What do climate-impacted communities in developing countries need from the GCF negotiations in Bali? A Southern Civil Society Statement issued at a media forum held this evening for the Indonesian press answers just that.  No more deception! No more excuses! Climate Finance now! A Green Climate Fund for People and Planet and not Private Profit!  The delivery of climate finance for developing...

Adaptation Fund – Failed or Simply Adapting to Climate Change Bureaucracy

by Surya Karki The Adaptation Fund originated as part of the overall Bonn Agreements on the Implementation of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action from the 6th COP with an objective to ‘reduce vulnerability and increase adaptive capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change, including variability at the local and national levels.' Following that, paragraph 15 of decision 17/CP.7 noted that a...

From Crevice to Chasm

By Julian Velez Developed countries are trying to undermine the relevance of the Bali Road Map as a whole, as well as the Durban Package laid out last year. These include a 2nd commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (KP), and comparable mitigation actions by developed countries for non-KP parties under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long Term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) and Nationally Appropriate...