CSOs worried over disagreement on COP25 negotiation
December 13, 2019, 12:02 AM
by Masudul Hoque
Publish- December 13, 2019, 12:02 AM
Update- December 13, 2019, 12:04 AM
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from MVCs (Most Vulnerable Countries) and LDCs (Least Developed Countries) on Thursday expressed deep concern over the disagreement of developed countries on logical issues set under the Paris Agreement.
They came up with this apprehension at a press conference titled “LDC’s & MVC Peoples’ expectations and COP 25” held here as part of the Conference of the Parties.
Representatives of CSO criticised the frustrating negotiation process in the programme.
Sunil Acharya, LDC Negotiator-Nepal; Vidya Dinker, President, Indian Social Action Forum, India; Suporna Lahiri, Climate (Advisor-Global Forest Coalition) India; Md Shamsuddoha, Executive Director CPRD and Md Ziaul Hoque Mukta CSRL (Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihood), Bangladesh spoke in the programme.
Md Aminul Hoque (EquityBD) from Bangladesh presented the keynote in favoor of South Asian CSOs.
Aminul Hoque said the ongoing performance and progress on COP25 negotiation is frustrating and there have no particular text and decision being finalised yet in the meeting of “Head of Delegations” already held towards implementing the Paris Agreement.
He put four demands in favour of South Asian CSOs and called for urgent decision in the COP25.
As per the demands developed countries must increase the GHG reduction target and scale up its implementation, no false solution would be arbitrated by developed countries, long term finance is an “Obligatory Responsibility” of rich countries and developed countries must support setting up an appropriate long term work plan with dedicated financial support for WIM.
Sunil Acharya reiterated the LTF as an extremely important and only platform within the PA and its Convention that dealt with finance at a macro level, including dealing with both the technical and political levels.
Md Shamsuddoha said this is a key opportunity for ministers and heads of delegation to engage on loss and damage.
Souparna Lahiri said, “We can’t sell our people and their livelihood in the name of carbon trade and so-called market mechanism and international cooperation.”