The topic of loss and damage in the context of climate change is a major focus in the adaptation discussion under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate talks in
The 36th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-36) under the UNFCCC was held in Bonn from 14 -25 May, 2012.
The least developed countries (LDCs) are both the least responsible for and the most vulnerable to climate change impacts.
This discussion paper addresses and raises different questions regarding what kind of private finance could be included in the 100bn USD of climate finance, which developed countries committed to mobilize annually by 2020.
1. FLYING GENERATES MORE CLIMATE RELEVANT EMISSIONS THAN ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY
2. THOSE GREENHOUSE GASES INCREASE GLOBAL TEMPERATURES,
3. CAUSING FURTHER EVAPORATION OF THE OCEANS AND
4. TRIGGERING EXTREME RAINFALL IN REGIONS ALREADY SATURATED WITH PRECIPITATION,
5. WHERE SOME OF THE WORST FLOODS EVER RECORDED HAVE KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LIFES!
Pablo Bicheroux ranked third prize in Germanwatch poster contest "Climate Justice" with his contribution "One world, one climate!“
Global fairness means that all carry responsibilities. The consequences of our lifestyles impact the poor and powerless the most.
Limiting global warming to less than a 2°C increase through drastic emission cuts in the developed world and greater climate protection in developing countries is necessary for our climate and our survival!
1. YOUR LOW PRICED STEAK IS PRODUCED BY
2. CATTLE FED CHEAP CORN AND SOY,
3. GROWN IN FIELDS WHERE RAINFORESTS WERE SLASHED AND BURNT,
4. MEANING THEY ARE NOT LONGER ABLE TO GENERATE RAINFALL IN DRIER REGIONS,
5. WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES ACCELERATE DRASTIC DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT!
1. THE BIGGER YOUR CAR,
2. THE MORE EMISSIONS IT RELEASES, WHICH
3. DRY OUT AGRICULTURAL REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD,
4. MAKING IT HARDER FOR SMALL FARMERS TO MAKE A LIVING
5. AND FORCING THEM TO MIGRATE TO CITIES, INCREASING THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR!
Germanwatch is convinced that the international mechanism for rainforest conservation and reduction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - REDDplus - will be only effective in the long-term if conservation activities in the developing countries are linked to measures that help erradicate poverty and support sustainable development.