Wednesday, January 16, 2013

9-Point Declaration Proclaimed from concluding Program of Climate Justice Week 2012

17 November 2012; Khulna, Bangladesh: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission in last 2 years has been increasing. Emission of developed and advanced developing countries is increasing in alarming rate. Catastrophic climate change cannot be stopped if the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China) countries will not be included in Second Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol. Additionally developed countries are not fulfilling their commitment to contribute adequate funds in Green Climate Fund (GCF).
The speaker said that, climate funds which have been provided already are not governed in a transparent and accountable manner. Transparency, accountability, equity, justice and peoples participation should be ensured in climate fund management. Today (17 November 2012), the speakers said these in the concluding session of Climate Justice Week 2012. The program organized in Khulna University Auditorium with participation of students, teachers, civil society representatives and development activists. The program presided by Professor Dr. Abul Kalam Azad while the guests were Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Professor Anowarul Kadir, Advocate Feroz Ahmed, Professor Dr. Monirul Islam, Professor Dr. Rakib Uddin and Journalist Gouranga Nandy.
A 9-points declaration proclaimed from concluding conference to ensure justice and equity in climate change governance. The demands included, high ambitious emission reduction target in second commitment period, including advance developing countries in emission cut, adequate financing from Annex-1 countries in Green Climate Fund, exploring new, additional and innovative sources of climate financing, taking measures on climate forced migration and participation of vulnerable people in climate change governance.
The concluding program organized after a weeklong mobilization in 23 districts (Bagerhat, Barguna, Barisal, Bhola, Chittagong, Comilla, Cox's Bazar, Dhaka, Feni, Gaibandha, Jessore, Khulna, Kishoreganj, Narail, Natore, Noakhali, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Rangamati, Satkhira, Sunamganj and Sylhet) for climate justice in COP-18 in Doha, Qatar. Likeminded organizations in India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, USA and UK organized solidarity events with the Climate Justice Week 2012.