World Rainforest Movement

Statement of Asia Social Movements on Climate Change at the Asia Social Movements Assembly

On 26-30 November 2012, the 5th World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) was held in Manila, Philippines. The WSFM is one of the thematic processes of the World Social Forum (WSF).

In the meeting, Asian social movements made a statement on the situation of the ongoing climate negotiations denouncing, among other things, that “with the current proposals on the table, not only are developed countries going to be able escape commitments bywatering obligations down to voluntary pledges but they will also be able to create more carbon markets and loopholes in order to not take any action at all.” And they end saying: “Humanity and Nature are standing at a precipice. But it is not too late. We know what needs to be done, and if we do it together, we can change the system.”

 

The full statement can be read at: http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/ actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/-climate-change-and-agrofuels-mainmenu- 75/1349-statement-of-asia-social-movements-on-climate-change-at-the-asia-social-movements-assembly

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  1. Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors that include oceanic processes (such as oceanic circulation), biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions, and human-induced alterations of the natural world.,

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