Towards a Peoples’ Protocol in Climate Change

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.


Conference of Parties (COP)

PAIRVI has been participating in the UNFCCC annual meeting Conference of Parties (COP) since 2009. PAIRVI as a part of Beyond Copenhagen organized a number of event/activities and interventions in every COP. The coalition has been participating in the Cop to highlight issues of climate justice, agriculture and food security and small farmers in climate change negotiations. The coalition has also scaled up these issues at sub national, national, regional levels. Pairvi’s experience at these side events have contributed significantly in capacity building, policy discussion and legitimizing global governance.