Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development

A regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks

 

Latest draft of Paris climate deal unacceptable – Asian movements

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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.

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Asian alliance joins global call for tax justice

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MANILA, 6 November 2015 – An alliance of people’s movements across Asia united with the world’s largest civil society groups this week in celebration of the Global Week of Action on Tax Justice.

“It is past time for tax justice. It is past time for corporations to stop abusing our economies and environment, and for governments to stop coddling them at the expense of their people,” said Lidy Nacpil, coordinator of the Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD).

Recent International Monetary Fund calculations have showed that developing countries are even more affected than rich economies by corporate tax dodging and secrecy. Tax evasion in Asia is valued at $666 billion, or about 21 percent of global tax evasion, according to Ross McGill, managing director at GlobeTax, in another report.

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