Outline for Concluding Session of 2015 Climate Action Network Forum

Outline for Concluding Session

1.     Join forces in our actions against climate change: the 13th Goal of the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goal

2.     The impacts of climate change include rising temperatures, extreme climate disasters, rising sea-levels, and the spread of tropical and vector-borne diseases are a threat to basic human rights, including the rights to life, health and development as defined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

3.     Avoid the irreversible damage to social and natural systems, to fully protect the human rights of people worldwide, especially for people who live in poverty and for the most vulnerable countries

4.     the following principles should be included into the newly adopted climate treaty of COP21:
Ø  All aspects of human rights, including gender equality and equity, rights of indigenous people, and intergenerational equity, should be taken as the highest principle in the new agreement.
Ø  Transparency and participation of stakeholders are necessary in all levels of decision-making.
Ø  Adaptation and mitigation should be addressed in a balance way
Ø  Loss and Damage should be an independent chapter in itself.

5.     The target of the newly adopted climate treaty of COP21 should be 100% renewable energy and net zero emission as soon as possible on means of implementation available.

6.     Paris is not the end of our climate actions, but a significant turning point

7.     Push our climate actions further through our collaborations listed below:
Ø  Stream Cooperation
Ø  Policy research on common climate issues in Asia;
Ø  Promote non-governmental adaptation and mitigation works in Asia;
Ø  Campaign to accelerate and pressure the government to take adequate climate actions;
Ø  Capacity-building for the stakeholders to enhance their ability of climate change adaptation and to improve climate actions at all levels; and
Ø  Research and exchange green technologies and knowledge to combat climate change.