Posted on 08 November 2022
PIANGO demands urgent and decisive action
The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (PIANGO) and partners, outlined a list of key asks, that demand urgent and decisive action.
The detailed demands are relevant to calls they have made around accountable and transparent climate finances and processes, effective citizens’ engagement, recognition of self-determination struggles, inclusive partnerships, and social inclusion in the Pacific region.
“These Key Asks are important and the time is now to have more action and less talk to ensure our survival as people of the Pacific" - Josaia Jirauni Osborne, Deputy Executive Director/Programme Manager, PIANGO
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is part of the Caritas Oceania network, which will be represented at COP27 by Damian Spruce (Advocacy Associate Director for Caritas Australia). He will also be part of a wider Caritas Internationalis presence at the conference, and be promoting the need for climate finance for community-led initiatives to adapt to climate change, highlighted in our recent joint Caritas Oceania/Jubilee Australia report: Twin Clouds on the Horizon: averting a combined climate and debt crisis in the Pacific through locally-delivered climate finance.
In support, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has also published an online story map of impact and response: the Caritas State of the Environment: Oceanian Monitor. We will monitor and share relevant COP27 analysis and other stories relating to the Oceania environment through The Oceanian Facebook community.
CWS and ACT Alliance
Existing government pledges would result in a 2.5-degree Celsius temperature rise according to an announcement by UN Climate Change ahead of the summit. Many people are looking for greater ambition and more decisive action by governments along with a strong commitment to climate justice.
Key issues at COP:
- Much greater commitment from countries to more ambitious plans to limit warming to 1.5 °C
- Review the Paris rulebook and attend to technical issues
- Mobilising climate finance for those most affected, including agreement on Loss and Damage
- Recognising the place of indigenous peoples and involving them in decisionmaking
- Supporting the leadership of women and girls and their leadership.
See COP27 - What is it? And why does it matter
See ACT Alliance media release: No more time to waste
In response to a recent report on the progress of US$100bn climate finance commitments, Nafkote Dabi, Oxfam International Climate Policy Lead said:
“While this report provides helpful information on various actions to advance the climate finance agenda, it fails to boost confidence that developed countries will make significant and swift progress on meeting their commitment to provide US$100 billion annually, over 2020-2025 to assist poor countries. The report would have been an ideal moment for developed countries to spell out how they will compensate for missing the US$100 billion mark earlier through additional climate finance in subsequent years. Also, it lacks a robust roadmap as to how they’re going to double adaptation finance by 2025, something they agreed to at COP 26.”
Save the Children New Zealand
A new report: 'Generation Hope: 2.4 Billion Reasons to End the Global Climate and Inequality Crisis', developed by the child rights organisation with climate modelling from researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), found that 66% of New Zealand children are estimated to be affected by at least one extreme climate event a year, with one in 10 at particular risk because they also face poverty and so have less capacity to recover from climate shocks.
Watch a youth Panel with Climate Change Minister James Shaw, featuring rangatahi environmentalists and climate change leaders. Hear from the Minister on New Zealand’s plans for COP27, before asking their most pressing questions and sharing their hopes for a better world.