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KLIMAFORUM DECLARATION – System Change – Not Climate Change

The KLIMAFORUM DECLARATION was presented by Ms. Mathilde Kaalund-Jørgensen and Mr. Juan N. Rojas, as members from Civil Society’s Climate Forum Speaking on behalf of the Klimaforum09, in the Tycho Brahe Hall at the UNFCCC Plenary on  the 18th of December 2009.

The declaration communicates the diversity of the wide range of grassroots movements that were present in Copenhagen and had been in communication for some time. Together through the declaration, global struggles for climate justice have made a list of very strong basic demands. It is very hearthening to see the wide range of groups from all around the planet that have signed up to support its demands, that group is presently over 500 and growing.

The demands are the following:

  • A complete abandonment of fossil fuels within the next 30 years, which must include specific milestones for every 5-year period. We demand an immediate cut in GHG of industrialized countries of at least 40% compared to 1990 levels by 2020.
  • Recognition, payment and compensation of climate debt for the overconsumption of atmospheric space and adverse effects of climate change on all affected groups and people.
  • A rejection of purely market-oriented and technology-centred false and dangerous solutions such as nuclear energy, agro-fuels, carbon capture and storage, Clean Development Mechanisms, biochar, genetically “climate-readied” crops, geo-engineering, and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), which deepens social and environmental conflicts.
  • Real solutions to climate crisis based on safe, clean, renewable, and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as transitions to food, energy, land, and water sovereignty.

The video of the presentations given to UNFCC can be viewed here and also on the official UNFCC site. All details about the this process in spanish can be found at the following: Declaración de los pueblos en Klimaforum09

Below are a few videos about the creation of the Declaration, made from KlimaTV

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January 13, 2010 at 10:04 am 15 comments


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