Lima Side Event, 6th December 2014, Peru
Beyond Copenhagen in collaboration with APRN, PCFS,IBON and APWLD organized this side event emphasizing that people in developing countries no longer see any promise in the UNFCCC process, which is moving further and further away from what is required to restore the climate system. Ms. Tetet Lauron (APRN) provided a background on how climate change negotiations or the SDGs process are not addressing root cause of the problems and not addressing concerns of larger majority of the humanity. Ms. Kate Lapping from APWLD (Thailand) reflected on the SDGs process and the UNSG’s Synthesis report and said that these two processes have completely ignored the demands of women. She also emphasized that the SDGs on women’s empowerment does not have any target and are weaker than those in the MODGs. Ajay Jha on centrality of food sovereignty to the sustainable development process and he emphasized why the struggle for food justice is the struggle for development justice. Toan Thanh, Sustainable Rural Development (Vietnam) provided a summary of the discussion. The side event gave a call for Peoples’ Protocol on climate change and demanded development justice.