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Labor leaders coming from a range of labor parties, federations and local unions participated in a forum on climate change organized by JSAPMDD on September 21 in Mandaluyong City.

The forum sought to familiarize the leaders of the various labor organizations on the issues and developments concerning climate change and to encourage them to actively participate in the campaign for Annex 1 countries to cut their carbon emissions and pay their climate debts as well as to demand that the World Bank and the private sector not have a role in climate finance.

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Various sectors in the Philippines committed to participate in several actions to demand adequate climate finance to developing countries as well as to prevent the World Bank and the private sector from exercising a greater role in the Green Climate Fund.

In separate planning meetings on climate organized by JSAPMDD in September, representatives of the youth, women and labor sectors agreed to mobilize their network for a protest action in October at the embassies of South Africa, Mexico, and Norway, which are the countries chairing the Transitional Committee of the GCF.