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CLIMATE JUSTICE

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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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BANGKOK, April 3 (Xinhua) – Climate activists from developing countries rallied outside UNESCAP building in Bangkok Sunday morning to ask rich industrialized countries to pay reparations for causing and exacerbating the global climate crisis.

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During the 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNCFCCC) held in Cancun, Mexico from November 29 to December 10, 2010, various parallel actions and activities were undertaken by civil society groups to oppose any role of the World Bank in climate finance.