The recent tragedy as a result of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which hit the Philippines has confirmed the enormous social and environmental costs of climate change. Global warming is real and happening now.
Around this time, in Warsaw, the representatives of nearly 190 countries are assembling in the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP19) to negotiate the foundations and principles of the global agreement to address climate change. While the outcome of COP 19 remains uncertain and doubtful, a group of climate justice activists from the Philippines, India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Mekong region are gathering in Bangkok to examine the impacts of climate change in the region, to consolidate our demand for urgent and strategic actions at the national level, and to amplify the calls for pressing sufficient actions at the global level to mitigate emissions and address runaways climate changes.
Focus on the Global South, in partnership with climate justice networks in Southeast Asia is holding a press conference to present recommendations and other possible responses to the alarming climate crisis.
Pablo Solon – Focus on the Global South
Proleta Gomez – Philippine Movement for Climate Justice/KAISAKA (Womens group)
Farah Sevilla – Philippine Movement for Climate Justice/Alyansa Tigil Mina (the Anti- Mining Alliance)
Faikham Harnnarong – Thai Climate Justice Working Group
Hendrik Siregar – Civil Society Forum for Climate Justice Indonesia/JATAM
Moderator: Dorothy Grace Guerrero – Focus on the Global South
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 20 at 10.30 – 12.30
Venue: Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, the Penthouse, Maneeya Center, 518 / 5 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10300
Hosts: Focus on the Global South, Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, Civil Society Forum for Climate Justice Indonesia and Thai Climate Justice Working Group