Latest draft of Paris climate deal unacceptable – Asian movements
PARIS, 11 December 2015 – Asian activists criticized the latest draft of the Paris climate agreement which came out at 9 PM, Paris time, saying that the draft was unacceptable and that it undermined their survival.
“Our survival is non-negotiable. But after all the hype about high ambition and the 1.5°C aspirational limit for global warming, the latest version of the climate agreement is sentencing us to even more deaths and destruction,” said Lidy Nacpil, coordinator of the Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD).
APMDD delegates from the Philippines, India, and Nepal joined over a hundred civil society observers in the Paris climate talks this afternoon (3 PM, Paris time) in forming a giant red line down the main corridor of the climate summit venue in Le Bourget. The line represented civil society’s own “red lines” or non-negotiable issues: equity, finance, justice, zero emissions, and compliance.