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IndexParis, 11th December 2015. Today Bangladeshi civil society organizations have organized a press conference in Le Bourget, Paris Climate Conference Place. They have rejected the latest draft agreement and call upon MVCs to reject it, they have also called to include historical responsibilities, polluter pay principle and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities must to include as guiding principle in the draft agreement. They have expressed concern that developed emerging countries are taking position against all those principles which was agreed earlier. The press conference was moderated by Ziaul Hoque Mute of EquityBD/CSRL, written statement read out by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD, question and answer responded by Golam Rabbani of CCDF/BCAS and Jahangir Hasan Masum of CDP.
Rezaul Karim Chowdury said that hope which stated by France has become farce, developed and emerging countries in the name of their country realities ignoring the issues related to the survival of the MVCs. He has mentioned that compensation and liability, historical responsibilities, developed countries responsibility to provide climate finance, preferential treatment to MVCs and LDCs, has been completely wiped out from the draft agreement. The target has been fixed to 2 degree while IPCC predictions to keep the temperature 1.5 degree.
Golam Rabbani of BCAS/CCDF said that in respect of climate finance there are complete wiped out of the term additional, new, predictable in respect pre 2020 and post 2020 annually $ 100 billion climate financing, there are not also mentioning 50 : 50 allocation for adaptation and mitigation.
Ziaul Hoque Mukta of EquityBD/CSRL said that the new agreement supposed to be done in 2009; it has been delayed up to 2015, if there is agreement now it will be in force in 2020, but even now the emerging issues are frustrating for MVCs. He again urges US, France and developed countries to play a constructive role to save the planet.
Jahangir Hasan Masum of CDP said that in fact developed countries promoted market based mechanism in the draft agreement in the name of insurance and risk transfer.
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Index_0463Paris 5th December 2015. Twenty civil society organizations from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Pacific have organized a seminar today at Le Burget, Paris, France, titled “Climate Forced Displacements: Rights and Obligations” where speakers have given emphasis on new global order and dedicated UN policy regime for climate induced displaced people. They have urged text in Paris Agreement following the content agreed under Cancun Adaptation Framework’s paragraph 14 subparagraph F. The seminar was moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD, key note presentation was delivered by Ziaul Haque Mukta of CSRL and EquityBD. Panelists were Anotonie Gerrard from UN’s World Humanitarian Summit, Caorlina Hernandez from UN Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights, Professor Walter Kaelin from The Nansen Initiatives which is a Special Envoy of the Governments of Switzerland and Norway, Nick Dearden from Global Justice Now UK, Lena Brenn from Norwegian Refugee Council, Mithika Mwenda from Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, Gouri Prodhan from LDC Watch, Sharmind Neelormi of CSRL Bangladesh, Soumaya Dutta from CCB India, Jahangir Hasan Masum of CDP and Dr. Hasan Mahmud Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment and Forest of Bangladesh.
Anotonie Gerrad of World Humanitarian Summit of UN said climate forced migrants is a security agenda for future so it should draw attention from the global leaders, it is a catastrophic humanitarian crisis, all states must devise new global strategy to respond this crisis. Professor Walter Kaelin said that the global consultation of states which have had happened in Geneva in last October, there was a good wishes from state leaders to go for new global order and policy regimes, same good wishes should prevail in Paris climate conference too. Carolina Hernandez from the UN office on Human Right Commissioner said Paris Agreement must address the rights of life and livelihoods of climate forced migrants. Nick Dearden from Global Justice Now of UK said that Europe and developed countries has been benefited from immigrants, and it is due to their high level of carbon emission the issue of climate forced migrant issue emerged, so the developed countries must take responsibilities in this regard.
Dr. Hasan Mahmud, Chairman Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment and Forest of Bangladesh mentioned that Bangladesh will push for the inclusion of climate forced migration issue in Paris Agreement for its solution at all level including national, regional and international level. He urged that 1951 refugee convention should be rewritten now. Ziaul Hoque Mukta of CSRL and EquityBD in his key note presentation proposed for appropriate human rights based treatment for climate forced migrants at local, national, regional and international level. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, the moderator of the session, concluded that the issue shouldn’t be a UNFCCC agenda only, it is time to spread the issue in other UN and multilateral forums.
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IndexParis 4th December: Today in media centre of UNFCCC Paris Climate Conference, civil societies representing MVC (most vulnerable countries) and LDC (least developed countries) in a press conference said that Climate deal must be with 1.5 degree Celsius and with an institutional mechanism to address loss and damages. The press conference was moderated by Mr. Mrinal Kanti Tripura of BIPNetCCBD, key note presentation paper was read out by Ms. Sharmind Neelormi of CSRL, other speakers of the press conference were Ms. Tettet Lauron from Ibon International of Philippines, Mr Shamsuddoha of CPRD and Mr. Mizanur Rahman Bijoy of NCCB. The press conference was jointly organized by BAPA, BIPNetCCBD, BCCJF, CCDF, CCDB, CDP, CSRL, EquityBD and EFJB of Bangladesh participating in Paris Climate Conference.
On behalf of the group Mr. Sharmind Neelormi read out the position paper on demands, which are (i) an agreement must have to be legally binding, (ii) temperature limit must be set to 1.5 degree Celsius for survival, and (iii) institutional or internal mechanism for loss and damage, especially there must be replacement of Cancun Agreement Article 14 f ie, inclusion of issues related to climate induced migration, which is absent in draft agreement circulated so far in Paris.
Mr. Shamsuddoha reiterated position on Developed countries must fulfill their commitment on financing annually $ 100 billion from 2020, and there must be a road map on finance for the pre 2020 period too. He explains that it is easily possible if developed countries reduce their arms and war budget.
Tettet Lauren said that developed countries must take historical responsibility for their carbon emission in past and plundering of resources through colonialism and new liberal policies at the moment; she further said that developed countries must have to pay the climate debt.
Mizanur Rahamn Bijoy of NCCB said that there must be inclusion of climate migration issue in the loss and damage discourse, most vulnerable countries should not agree with any deal without institutional mechanism for addressing loss and damage.

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Index_829829 November 2015. Rights based civil society organizations in Bangladesh urged the Prime Minister to lead country on the Paris Climate Conference. They also urged her to demand the climate compensation from the countries mainly responsible for the climate change. This compensation must go to the countries suffering most due to climate change even though they are not responsible for this. As about 150 leaders from various countries including President of Russia and USA, Prime Minister of China and India will join the event, it is an opportunity for our Prime Minister to raise the issues of Bangladesh as well as the most vulnerable countries, the organizers of the human chain opined from a human chain organized in front of the national press club today.

27 organizations organized the human chain titled ‘Rich Countries, You don’t have any right to put future of Bangladesh in Bracket’. The human chain was moderated by Mustafa Kamal Akanda of equityBD. Aminur Rasul Babul of Unnyan Dhara, Subal Sarkar of Bangladesh Bhumihin Somity and Engineer Foyez Hosain of Bangaldesh Sromik Federation, Zayed Iqbal Khan of Bangladesh Krishak Federation, Abul Hossain and Arif Chowdhury of Jatiyo Hawkers Federation Hawkers Federation, spoke at the occasion.

In the written statement on behalf of the organizers it is said that, Countries like Bangaldesh are suffering due to the climate change without being responsible for this. It has been found that, each ton of Carbon emission causes a damage of $ 40. Only US has incurred a damage of debt of of $4 trillion during the period 1990-2013 and every citizen of US and Australia owes $12,000 in carbon debt. Rich countries have to take these responsibilities and they have to pay the compensation to the effected countries.

Subal Sarkar said, the expected Paris Protocol on Climate Change must not be mitigation based only, it should include adaptation issues also. The strategies and types of support of the rich countries to the poor countries must be placed clearly in the protocol.

Aminur Rasul babul said, we have unacceptable experiences of Kyoto Protocol, which was a signed to reduce the carbon emission but signatory countries have been failed to realize their commitment. We don’t want another such protocol or treaty. We demand a legally binding agreement, which will mandatory for all. There should be provision to punish countries which will breach the treaty.

Organizers placed some specific demand also, such as: Paris treaty should clearly mention the scientific target of carbon cut, there should be the pick level of carbon emission, the GCF should get 100 billion dollar annually up to 2020, 50% of the fund should be used for adaptation, No loan for loss and damages, No intellectual property rights in technology transfer.

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Index_8156Dhaka 23rd November 2015. Today Eight civil society climate networks in a joint press conference title “Bangladesh Must Take Position for a legally Binding Agreement in Paris Climate Conference” have placed seven points demand that Bangladesh government delegation take position in Paris climate conference, they have also express concern inclusiveness and transparency of the Bangladesh delegation. They have demand direct Prime Minister (PM) involvement in this regard, although she has dropped the plan to join Paris Conference. The annual UNFCCC (United Nation Framework for Climate Change Conference) Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 will be held in Paris from 29th November to 11th December, where state parties suppose to sign a climate deal which will be implemented from the year 2020 as agreed earlier.
The press conference was organized by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), Bangladesh Indigenous People’s Network for Climate Change and Bio Diversity (BIPNetCCBD), Bangladesh Climate Change Journalist Forum (BCCJF), Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood (CSRL), Climate Change Development Forum (CCDF), Coastal Development Partnership (CDP), Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD) and Forum on Environmental Journalist in Bangladesh (FEJB). The press conference was assisted by Oxfam and Act Alliance through CCDB (Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh).
The press conference was moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD, on behalf of the group written key demand has been explained by Ziaul Haque Mukta of CSRL, other speakers of press conference was Dr Sharmind Neelormi of CSRL, Qumrul Islam Chowdhury of FEJB, Dr Abdul Matin of BAPA, Md Kamruzzaman of CCDB and Act Alliance, and Aminur Rasul Babul of Unnayan Dhara Trust. Ziaul Haque Mukta of CSRL explained the seven points demand which are (I) a legally binding agreement and a international court on climate justice, (ii) Setting targets and thereby country commitment to limit global temperature limit to 1.5 degree Celsius by the year 2050, (iii) Setting pick year of highest emissions following common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capacities (CBDRRC), (iv) an agreement on climate forced migrants in view of Cancun agreement clause 14 f. (v) an institutional mechanism in respect of loss and damage by 2016, (vi) ensuring intellectual property right free and gender sensitive technology transfer to climate vulnerable countries (CVC) and (vii) ensuring accountability of Green Climate Fund (GCF) with funding to CVCs free from loan condition etc.
Dr Sharmind Neelormi of CSRL expressed concern on Bangladesh delegation formation since last two year who has hardly composed of informed expert from civil societies which was in fact tradition and strength in last one decade. Dr Abdul Matin of BAPA mentioned that present delegation has every chance to give walkover to the interest of developed countries. Qumrul Islam Chowdhury of FEJB demands that although Prime Minister is not going but she must control over this delegation. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury demanded that government delegation must declare in public on what is their position and what will be coordination mechanism in Paris.

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Index_7755Dhaka, 7th November 2015. Today in a seminar title “Toward CoP 21 and A Tale from Climate Ground Zero” have been held in National Press club where Foreign Secretary Mr. Shahidul Haque stated that, it is not only in UNFCCC (United Nation Framework for Climate Change Conference) Paris climate conference, but all most all in UN and other global forums Bangladesh government is committed to promote Climate Displacement as a global development agenda. He also said the Bangladesh is going to lead GFMD (Global Forum on Migration and Development) which will be held in next year which is 110 state led process, where climate forced migration will be an important agenda.
The seminar was organized by COAST and EquityBD. COAST is a non government organization (NGO) working in coastal areas of Bangladesh, EquityBD is its program component for networking, campaign and advocacy. The seminar was Chaired by Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Chairman PKSF, moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury the Executive Director of COAST, Mr Shahidul Hague Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) attended as the Chief Guest, other speakers of the seminar were Dr Atiq Rahman BCAS / CANSA, Qumrul Islam Chowdhury FEJB and National Press Club, Ziaul Haque Mukta of CSRL, Dr Abdul Matin BAPA, and Syed Jahangir Masum of CDP. Sayed Aminul Haque of COAST / EquityBD has presented the key note presentation. Din Mohammed Shibly the Photographer also spoke on the occasion, the book has been published based on his last ten years observation photography from coastal area. The book has been published with the guidance and assistance from MoFA. The book has also been lunched in last 12th October in Geneva by Foreign Minister in a state led conference on climate displacement, as a part of government campaign on climate change in Bangladesh.
Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman mentioned that Bangladesh has best example of civil society and government coordination in international climate negotiation, which will continue this year too in Paris, he said that international donors and developing countries pursuing Bangladesh to accept loan in climate adaptation which is injustice. Dr Atiq Rahman of CANSA / BCAS said that there are not much to be expected from Paris Climate Conference, but such a book and photography will have great impact among the mass people of developed countries. Dr Abdul Matin of BAPA demanded the Ministry of Forest and Environment must include civil societies in her delegation and must announce a coordinated and transparent process. Ziaul Haqu Mukta said that Bangladesh should demand an international court of justice on implementation of a legally binding 2nd Kyoto protocol, which should be a minimum expectation from Paris Climate Conference. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, moderator of the seminar mentioned that global mobilization for new UN protocol for climate forced migrants will be continued as Bangladesh alone cannot solve the problem.
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Index_6995Dhaka, 9th September 2015. Today five civil society climate networks and two climate journalist associations of the country in a joint press conference, express concern on present Environment and Forest Minister and Ministry role and urge Prime Minister to take lead in CoP (Conference of Parties) 21 Paris climate conference, which to be held in Paris during 29th November to 11th December 2015. They have also demanded a road map toward preparation and process of Paris climate conference, which should be inclusive, participatory and transparent.

The press conference was jointly organized by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolan (BAPA), Bangladesh Indigenous People’s Network on Climate Change and Bio Diversity (BIPNetCCBD), Bangladesh Climate Change Journalist Forum (BCJF), Climate Change Development Forum (CCDF), Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood (CSRL), Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD) and Forum for Environment Journalist in Bangladesh (FEJB).

The press conference was moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD, other speakers are Qumrul Islam Chowdhury of FEJB, Dr Abdul Matin of BAPA, Ziaul Haque Mukta of CSRL, Aminur Rasul Babul of Unnayan Dhara, Mostafa Kamal Akhanda of COAST and Sayed Aminul Haque of EquityBD. On behalf of the group Sayed Aminul Haque Have explain the written statement on behalf of the group, which includes major demands are (i) as present Environment Ministry has performed poor performance in CoP 20 Lima, for CoP 21 they urged Prime Minister personally lead the preparation and process, (ii) Government delegation must be inclusive especially for inclusion of academician, civil societies, media and private sectors, (iii) there should be an public position paper prior to the conference, and (iv) formation of government delegation should be criteria based and made in transparent and participatory process.

Qumrul Islam Chowdhury of FEJB who was acting as long time negotiator for LDCs (Least Developed Countries) in CoPs, urged not to ignore two decades of negotiation experiences in this regard, he said LDC must demand a legally binding Paris Protocol. He also mentioned that during last government there was a good example of multi stakeholder cooperation, although there was delegation number more than 100, but mostly self and NGO funded, government funding not more than 10 highest. Dr Matin expressed frustration on poor performances of Ministry in CoP 20 Lima which was basically depended upon bureaucrats. Ziaul Haque Mukta of CSRL, mentioned while there was decision on loan and matching fund in Green Climate Fund recent meeting, it was shameful that Bangladesh delegation in GCF has not opposed that while it was present Prime Minister declaration in parliament that in respect of climate finance Bangladesh will not take any loan, as Bangladesh is not at all responsible for climate change problems.

In conclusion, Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD mentioned as there will be agreement to be signed and all other countries looking after the role of Bangladesh which is one the worse impacted country in this regard, then it is the time to give importance by Prime Minister herself.

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Index_3062Dhaka, 24th December 2014. Today in a joint press conference organized by all the country’s civil society climate networks criticize and condemn Bangladesh delegation role in climate conference which have had held during 1 to 13 December in Lima, capital of Peru, they said that the delegation role has not reflected the people interest, downsize to previous delegation role and does not keep consistency to previous achievement. Civil society has also urged government to announce a inclusive, participatory and transparent road map toward next climate conference which to be held in Paris during December 2015, where a global climate agreement supposed to be inked.
The press conference title “ Lima Climate Action will increase global temperature, Bangladesh need to implement climate planning with own financing” has jointly organized by BAPA (Bangladesh Poribesh Angolan), BIPNetCCBD (Bangladesh Indigenous People Network for Climate Change and Bio Diversity), BCJF (Bangladesh Climate Change Journalist Forum), CCDF (Climate Change Development Forum), CDP (Coastal Development Partnership), CSRL (Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood), EquityBD (Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh), FEJB (Forum for Environmental Journalist in Bangladesh), and PRDI (Participatory Research and Development Initiative) with the support of Oxfam. The press conference was moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD, welcome speech given by Mostafa Kamal Akanda and position paper on behalf of the group read out by Sayed Aminul Haque of EquityBD, other speakers are Qumrul Islam Chowdhury of FEJB, Usha Chak of BIPNetCCBD, Tanvir Ahmed of Oxfam, Md Shamsuddoha of PRDI, Sayed Mausm Hossain of CDP, Kawser Rahman of BCJF and Mizanur Rahman Bijoy of NCCB (Network on Climate Change, Bangladesh).
Sayed Aminul Haque on behalf of the group read out position paper, questioned government that why country’s prominent expert people has not been included in the group who were participating and contributing the government all most voluntarily in the past. The paper has also mentioned that the delegation has very little coordination with civil society and media during climate conference in Lima. The group suggested group of suggestion on what to do next especially demanded a participatory and inclusive process and a road map toward Paris climate conference in 2015.
Qumrul Islam Chowdhury of FEJB has demand a press conference from Environment Minister on the delegation role in Lima in this regard. Usha Chak of BIPNetCCBD demanded indigenous people participation in climate negotiation and planning. Tanvir Ahmed of Oxfam mentioned that Bangladesh government must take priority planning to tackle climate catastrophic which is endangering poverty eradication and human development effort. Md Shamsuddoha of PRDI has mentioned that LDC (least developed country) interest has lost due to the compromise of developed and emerging economics compromise, Bangladesh and LDCs must take the group of LDC and CVC (climate vulnerable country) interest separately. Kawser Rahman of BCJF said that role of Bangladesh delegation has composed without giving importance to institutional memory. Syed Jahangir Hossain Masum of CDP said that Bangladesh must take position for Paris as like for what have had taken in respect of gaining Bay of Bengal boarder, there should be technical expert in the delegation. Mizanur Rahman Bijoy of NCCB said that responsibility of the political parties should be aimed to save the nation from climate catastrophes rather than going to power. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD has mentioned that Bangladesh delegation position on climate financing in Lima was inconsistence with Prime Minister Position, Prime Minister Position was always for demanding compensation as the basic right of Bangladeshi population.

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Index39Lima, 11th December 2014. Today in a press conference held at the media centre of UNFCCC (United Nation Framework Convention for Climate Change) CoP (conference of Parties) 20 in Lima, civil societies from Bangladesh as the representative of MVC (Most Vulnerable Countries) and LDCs (Least Developed Countries) have criticize the present ongoing impasses of climate negotiation process of CoP and thereby “called for taking urgent decisions and clear roadmap of actions from Lima, CoP 20”. They also demand a “Legally Binding commitment” for both adaptation & mitigation for Paris Agreement (2015), in CoP-21 that will be come into force onwards 2020.

The press conference held during the CoP, titled as ” Comments on Latest On Going CoP 20 Lima Climate Negotiations on the Interest of MVC and LDC People: Civil Society Perspectives” and organized by a coordination body of Bangladeshi climate activists and climate alliance namely AAB, BAPA, BIPNet-CCBD, CDP, CCDF, CPRD, CSRL, BCJF, FEJB, EquityBD, ICCAD and NCCB in CoP 20 at Lima.

The press conference is moderated by Dr. Saleemul Huq from ICCAD, where Key note presented by Mrs. Farah Kabir of AAB and Md. Golam Rabbani from BCAS.

In their key note presentation, the presenters expressed their disappointment and said that that the global leadership collectively failed to live up to their promises towards settling with firm collective actions as agreed earlier. They also said that, a number of Parties have been deliberately wasting time to delay firm actions on major issues to address negative impacts of climate change. There is an absence of urgency in Lima.

Following the situation, they made some demands as major; i. Developed country Parties must reduce their emissions by at least 45% by 2020, and 95% below 1990 levels by 2050. The majority of this action must be undertaken domestically in order to guarantee a low carbon global future, ii. NAP (National Adaptation Plan) process must be facilitated with adequate finance where Local Adaptation Programmes must be supported, iii. The Adaptation goal for 2015 must be an integral part of Lima Outcome/Decisions, iv. The global process must be establishing a registry system on adaptation financing, which will allow MRV Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable), v. Developed countries will declare a clear roadmap of financing to climate action, in particular, for adaptation in developing countries for pre and post 2020 and the final is vi. Developed country parties must provide technology and financial support as well as institutions building at local and national levels for long term sustainable growth and infrastructure resilience without following any Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime.

Dr. Saleemul Huk, in his speech said that the global demand is now to focus the science base mitigation measures for developed countries and taking appropriate measure that limit really the temperature rise within 2°C. He also demanded a comprehensive, effective and rightful global deal in 2015, guided by equity and inter-generational equity those are un-compromising in 2015 Agreement and for the global society.

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index_photo_15Lima, 4th December 2014. Today in a press conference held in Lima at media centre, UNFCCC (United Nation Framework Convention for Climate Change) CoP (conference of Parties) 20, civil societies from MVC and LDC have a press conference titled “Expectation from CoP 20 in view of MVC and LDC interest: a civil society perspective”.Civil society leaders from Asia, Africa and Latin America urged government delegates on urgency of climate deal to be legally binding while Super Typhoon Ruby is about to thrash on Philippines.They also draw attention of global leader to consider intergenerational equity ensuring zero percent discount on fossil fuel by respecting human rightsparticularly of ingenious people.

The press conference is moderated by TetetLauron of Ibon International from Philippines whileMrinalKanti Tripura of BIPNetCCBD of Bangldesh, Tania Guillén from Centro Humbold Nicaragua, AshaSitati from Kenya, and a youth activist from Bangladesh Risalat Khan of Avaz, a global campaign organization spoke in the conference.

The press conference is organized by a coordination body of Bangladeshi climate activists and climate alliance namely BAPA, BIPNetCCBD, CDP, CCDF, CPRD, CSRL, BCJF, FEJB and EquityBD in CoP 20 led by Jahangir HossainMasum of CDP and MdShamsuddoha of CPRD at Lima.

Risalat Khan reads out the written press statement on behalf of the group that expressed worried about loose coordination and leadership among the delegation especially amongMVCs and LDCs. Thekey demands in the statement are (i) there must be predictable, adequate and long term climate finance, (ii) Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) must include adaptation along with mitigation and it would be science based mitigation measures for the developed countries as IPCC said, (iii) a draft text and timeline based of climate deal on the road to Paris CoP 21, (iv) new mechanism to address climate induced displacement and loss and damage, (v) meaningful participation of indigenous and women from MVC and LDC in UNFCCC process and (vi) intergenerational equity as the core component of the deal.

MarinalKanti Tripura of BIPNetCCBD and Maleya Foundation of Bangldesh, representing IPCCSD and IIPFCC, demands the recognition of the role of indigenous people in adaptation and mitigation. Risalat Khan, the youth activist from Bangldesh, demandszero percent discount on fossil fuel burning.

TetetLauron remindsthe global delegation about the Super TyphoonHaywanhit Philippines during WarsawClimate Conference (COP 19)and now another typhoon Ruby to landfall during Lima COP 20 are signaling an urgency of legally binding climate deal. She also urged the global leaders, “let there not be anymore climate related death.”

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