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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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What we advocate

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.

Mausam - Talking Climate in Public Space (Vol 3, Issue 1) PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:41

This issue of the Indian magazine, Mausam, devoted to climate justice has articles on adaptation, the Climate Development Mechanism (CDM) and REDD projects.



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Carbon trading in Africa PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:38

A critical review

This critical review of carbon trading in Africa includes analyses of the context and trends in the carbon market in Africa; offset projects in Uganda, Ethiopia and South Africa; and carbon finance and regulation. It shows how carbon trading provides new and different ways of profiting at the expense of a deteriorating climate.


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Capital and Climate Change PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:37

This essay reviews five recent books, four of them on climate change and one addressing what’s needed to spark the transition away from our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels.



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EU Emissions Trading System PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:34

Failing at the Third Attempt

Carbon emissions in the European Union are rising, despite the Emissions Trading System, the EU's flagship measure for tackling climate change. The third phase of the scheme, beginning in 2013, is supposed to rectify the “teething problems” that have rewarded major polluters with windfall profits and undermined efforts to reduce pollution and achieve a more equitable and sustainable economy. In practice, it will continue to subsidise polluters and help them avoid taking meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.



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No REDD Papers PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:31

Volume One

Proposals to mitigate climate change by financing projects to conserve forests (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation – REDD) are flawed beyond fixing, argue the authors of this book. The volume contends that REDD's contradictions cannot be mended by attempts to detach it from the carbon markets, to ensure that the money “goes to the right place”, or to include provisions for “free, prior and informed consent”.



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Ecosystem Services Markets as a Neoliberal Response to Crisis PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:30

New markets in environmental services are springing up all over the world – biodiversity markets, wetlands markets and species markets, in addition to the climate markets that got their start more than 15 years ago. Britain is no exception. Its Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is enthusing over the economic potential of a “market in conservation projects” populated by a “network of biodiversity offset providers”.



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