LDCs, MVCs demand urgent action to keep global warming within 1.5 degree
Published : Friday, 7 December, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 1145
CoP 24 Global Climate Negotiation in Poland, Civil Society leaders from Most Vulnerable Countries (MVCs) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) demanded an urgent action by developed countries to keep global warming within 1.5 degree temperature.
The made the demand at a press conference on the CoP-24 premises on Thursday.
They also demanded that the Paris Rule Book (Propose modalities to implement Paris Agreement) will contain MVCs interest addressing their vulnerability and survival strategies.
The Press conference titled MVC & LDC's Peoples' Expectations and CoP 24 was held in the meeting room of climate conference center, Poland where representatives of different CSO leader like Dr Ainun Nishat (Delegate of Bangladesh govt. Negotiation Team), Sanjay Vashist (Coordinator-Climate Action Network- South Asia, India), Hemantha Withanage (Executive Director-Center for Climate Justice, Sri Lanka), Atle Solberg (Head of Coordination-Platform of Disaster Displacement-PDD, Geneva) and Lena Barenn (Coordinator-Norwegian Refugee Council-NRC, Geneva) were present.
Presenting the key demand, Aminul Hoque from EquityBD said global warming already reached more than 0.85 degree Celsius due to inaction of global leaders to climate change issues.
Against the present worsening climate scenario the Inter Panel Climate Change latest report made it clear: "The world must come together now to take serious action to stop global warming."
He says MVCs are mostly affected. The impact deprives the most vulnerable groups from basic universal rights, particularly people living in coastal areas along with women and girls.
Sanjay Vashist said keeping to 1.50C, GHGs (Green Hose Gases) emissions would have to decline by about 45% between 2010 and 2030 and hit net zero in 2050.
That's significantly faster than what is needed for 20C a reduction of around 20% by 2030.
We urged to developed countries to revise and enhance their NDCs as urgent action in reducing GHGs based on the IPPC 1.5 degree strategy.
He also opined for ensuring long term finance for long term adaptation of MVCs.
Atle Solberg expresses deep concern on displacement that's happening in MVCs due to climate change impacts.
Developed countries have to recognize this issue and CoP-24 is an opportunity to move this issue with effective manner.
TFD (Task Force on Displacement) will submit recommendations to the parties but need to start their action to avoid risk of displacement.
Hemantha Withanage said they repeatedly remind the develop countries had an obligation to put adequate resource into the climate financing.
Dr Ainun Nishat said CSO will have to raise their voice, because IPCC "1.5�C" report made many messages for developed countries, but its core is surely that developed countries will have to take lead keeping "The global temperature to well below 2�C" while "pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5�C" be an inspirational one and its possible.