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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.