Prosition of civil society represented by CAN International.
Climate Action Network International.Parties must collectively ensure that global emissions peak no later than 2015, as in the most ambitious of the IPCC AR4 scenarios.
Developed countries must increase their pledges to more than 40% reductions by 2020 as part of their fair share to provide a reasonable chance of staying below 2°C, and to keep open the pathway to stay below 1.5°C.
Priority basis for negotiations:
accountability for climate injustices.
After continuous negotiations from 2007 up to the 2011 Durban Climate Conference there is no progress on an new climate Treaty.
Neither the governments of the US nor China, responsible for most emissions, will consider a binding international agreement, meaning they have no intention of reducing emissions- only the carbon intensity of their fossil fuel economies.
Nations said they would negotiate a new agreement for 2015 but the EU has said there will be no consideration of new treaty now till after the next IPCC assessment in 2015.
We have no future with today's greenhouse gas polluting economy
Industrialized nations are refusing to even replace the UN Kyoto protocol under which today's emissions are increasing faster than ever, when to avoid global climate catastrophe they must be decreasing.
This requires an all out global emergency response with immediate measures to redress the economic bias towards greenhouse gas polluting industries in order to switch hundreds of billions of investment and public funds to the safe, clean, zero carbon, everlasting energy world economy- the only future we have.
Committed losses today of water food and health for billions of people.
We need to address today's committed losses of food productivity at the top of the climate emergency agenda to mitigate the crime against humanity of all time.
The most crucial and definite facts of the climate change science are not recognized nor on the agenda of the climate change discussions and negotiations.
Commitment is one long established crucial fact of the climate science.
It is because to today's absolute commitment to global warming and climate change increases to come- that there is no question we all in a dire emergency.
Today we are absolutely committed to a global temperature increase of above 2.4C.
By national 'pledges' of greenhouse emissions cuts we are committed to above 3.5C (Climate Action Tracker).
Yet negotiations continue to discuss avoiding 2C.
So long as it is not acknowledged that we are in a dire state of global climate planetary emergency this crime will be compounded. Today an estimated 300,000 people (the Human Impact report 2009) are being killed every year by increasing atmospheric GHG pollution and unmitigated global climate change. We are committed to a temperature increase three times today's.
Almost all these people are the most economically deprived in the world who have the terrible misfortune to live in the most climate change vulnerable regions. These populations are most vulnerable to losses of adequate potable water, food productivity and health.
Today's absolute commitment to global warming and climate change has not been correlated with food security at today's committed temperature increase of 2.4C.
Models indicate that for localized small holders, subsistence farmers, low latitude regions and some mid-high latitude Africa regions crops decline by 1.5C. (IPCC 2007). However studies show in fact there is a discernible decline in these most climate change regions at today's 0.8C increase.
The committed temperature increase is in fact somewhat higher because the 2.4C does not include additional warming by positive climate feed backs.
The Arctic summer see ice in particular is going fast. The large loss of albedo sea ice cooling will increase heat waves and droughts in the northern hemisphere harming the world's best food producing regions as well as accelerating the rate of global temperature increase.
Crime of all time against all Humanity The is the crime of all time against all humanity. The negotiations are committing humanity to a planet that will be devastated by multiple planetary catastrophes
UN Climate Negotiations
The UN climate negotiations as the process has 'developed' does not allow any consideration of any possibility of an emergency. The negotiations in effect are making the emergency far worse. They pretend that dangerous climate change is some time in the future still to be avoided. The only target agreed on is the certain target for global climate catastrophe, of 2C.
The 2C target universally endorsed except by the Small Island States
and by James Hansen , is a compelling reason in itself why we must have a
climate emergency declaration.
CLIMATE EMERGENCY INSTITUTE
The health and human rights approach to climate change