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imageThe Peoples' Movement on Climate Change (PMCC) seeks to advance the People's Protocol on Climate Change as the Southern peoples' strategy and response to the climate change issue.


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The Peoples' Protocol on Climate Change (PPCC) aims to involve the grassroots sectors in the climate change discourse by developing their capacities for engagement and action. It also aims to pressure governments and international bodies to put the people's perpectives and aspiration on the negotiating table in drawing up a post-2012 climate change framework.

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Why we advocate


The people are the worst affected and yet are the least empowered. It is urgent, more than ever, for the people to unite and create their own spaces to raise their own concerns and issues on climate change.




PPCC's five-point platform for action

  1. Comprehensive and concerted but differentiated and equitable global effort to achieve deep, rapid, and sustained emissions reductions to stabilize CO2 concentrations at 350ppm and hold global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
  2. Demand the reparation of Southern countries and the poor by Northern states, TNCs, and Northern-controlled institutions to redress historical injustices associated with climate change.
  3. Reject false solutions that allow Northern states and corporations to continue harming the environment and communities, provide new and greater opportunities for profit, and reinforce and expand corporate control over natural resources and technologies.
  4. Struggle for ecologically sustainable, socially just, pro-people, and long-lasting solutions.
  5. Strengthen the peoples' movement on climate change.

TWN Cancun News Update No.6 PDF Print
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 10:27

SBI starts work, debates finance, technology, national communications etc.

Cancun, Dec 1 (Hilary Chiew) -The 33rd session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) of the United Nations Framework Convention opened on November 30 with developing countries calling for more financial and technical support from developed countries to assist them in improving their abilities to mitigate and adapt to effects of climate change

Developing countries expressed much discontent over the ineffectiveness of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in disbursing funds and said that the GEF requirement for co­financing was punishing the poorest developing countries.

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TWN Cancun News Update No.5 PDF Print
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 10:07

We’ll never accept 2nd Kyoto period, says Japan, sparking doubts on KP’s survival

Cancún, November 30 (Lim Li Lin) – At the opening of the Kyoto Protocol Working Group, Japan shocked participants of the Cancun climate talks by stressing that it would never accept a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and that it would never agree to place its greenhouse gas emission reduction target under the Kyoto Protocol.
Some delegates and observers felt this was a significant moment equivalent to the sounding of a death knell of the Protocol named after a city in Japan in which the Protocol’s negotiations had been concluded.

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Tuesday, 07 December 2010 10:02

Canada named in Group of 3 countries working to kill Kyoto Protocol

Council of Canadians is alarmed by reports that there is a small group of three countries blocking the second round of emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. At a press conference just held by several Latin American countries strong concerns were voiced about a move away from the Kyoto Protocol and binding commitments in favour of the weak Copenhagen Accord. Canada has been named by the Executive Secretary Figueres of the Conference of Parties (COP 16) as being one of the three along with Russia and Japan.

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TWN Cancun News Update No.4 PDF Print
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 09:53

AWGLCA Opening:  Parties voice expectations for Cancún

Cancún, 30 November 2010 (Meena Raman) -- At the opening session of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWGLCA) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on 29 November, developing and developed countries expressed varying views on the outcome from Cancun, Mexico.

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TWN Cancun News Update No.3 PDF Print
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 09:50

Cancun meetings begin with call for “balanced outcome.”

Cancun, Nov 29 (Hilary Chiew) -  The Cancun climate-related meetings were launched at a welcome ceremony by the Mexican President Felipe Calderon, and with opening plenaries of the various bodies of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Indicating its priorities, the G77 and China called for a balanced outcome between the two negotiating tracks (in the groups on the Kyoto Protocol and on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention) and stressed the need to establish a new climate fund under  the Convention and an oversight mechanism for climate financing overall, as well as new institutional arrangements for  adaptation and technology transfer.

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TWN Cancun News Update No.2 PDF Print
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 09:45

A new Chair's text as Cancun meetings begin

Cancún, 29 November (Meena Raman) – The annual set of UNFCCC meetings begins in Cancun today, with hopes that this year there will be a better negotiating atmosphere, especially at the end, than last year's Copenhagen conference.

Problems relating to process and procedures were mainly responsible for the bad ending in Copenhagen, so the participants in Cancun hope there will not be similar problems here. Process and substance are not separate issues, of course.  A different process can give advantage to or even determine a particular choice of substance.

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