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Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD) Regional Coordinator Lidy Nacpil delivered a one-minute intervention during the Opening Plenary of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex 1 Countries under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Intersessionals in Bonn, Germany on June 7, 2011. The speech is as follows:

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As the UNFCCC Transitional Committee for the Green Climate Fund met in Mexico last April 28 and 29, 2011, the Mesoamerican Popular Movement issued the following statement.

The Mesoamerican Popular Movement, which agreed in plenary session of the VIIIth Mesoamerican Peoples´ Forum, held in Minatitlan Veracruz, Mexico, in April, to present our position on the occasion of the first meeting of the Transitional Committee for the creation of the Green Climate Fund, states:

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Negotiators are already at loggerheads over plans for COP17 months before the South African climate change talks are due to start.

Several days of talks, which ended last night (April 7) in Bangkok, had ‘serious flaws as the sole basis’ for future negotiations according to NGOs.

The UN Climate Change Conference had begun brightly with Christiana Figueres saying the negotiations present Governments with the early opportunity to ‘push ahead to complete the concrete work they agreed in Cancun’, as well as ‘charting a way forward’ that will ensure renewed success in Durban.

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Bangkok, April 5, 2011 – More than 2,000 delegates from almost 180 countries are meeting today in Bangkok to press on with climate change talks.

It’s reported that Japan may review its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent in light of the nuclear crisis. But non-government groups are calling for developed nations and countries such as China and India to show greater policy commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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An all-women speakers panel stressed that women are more harshly affected by the climate crisis as well as articulated the demands of women, particularly those from the South, to the climate negotiators meeting during the UNFCCC Bangkok Intersessionals.

Press Conference: Women Speak Out on Climate Justice