A new publication on North /South equity will be launched on December 10th in Poznan, during the UNFCCC climate change negotiations.Towards an equitable post 2012 climate agreement will be presented at 11 am at the EU Pavilion during the Africa Day.
The publication presents key propositions of the African “Climate and Development Network” with solutions emerging from Bamako on how to reach an equitable post-2012 agreement. Giving a voice to IUCN African members on mitigation, REDD, adaptation, transfer of technology and finance, the publication is a joint effort of Climate Action Network France, the Foundation Nicolas Hulot, the Environmental Development Action in the Third World and other IUCN African Members.
Climate change is already affecting people and nature and there is an urgent need to reach an international agreement by 2009, as the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol will end in 2012. At the last UN summit in Bali, the negotiations reached a deadlock, crystallizing the debate on the issue of North/South equity.
IUCN, with the support of the DGCS (Italian cooperation), the Foundation of the Prince Albert II of Monaco, is facilitating a North/South dialogue, building a bridge between the EU and Africa, and building capacities of civil society in developing countries to play a more active role in climate change negotiations. Earlier this year participants from NGOs and governments from 15 African countries came together in Bamako, Mali to discuss equitable climate change solutions for Poznan.
Ahead of the crucial negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009, new regional dialogues will take place in Africa, Asia and Latin America next year.
Note to editors:
List of speakers at the EU Pavilion: Brice Lalonde (French Ambassador for climate change), Monique Barbut (GEF), Julia Marton Lefèvre (IUCN DG), Libasse Ba (ENDA), Moussa Na-abou (ENDA), Morgane Créach (CAN), Environment Minister of Mali (TBC)
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