SBSTA Closing, Daisy Emoekabu

Marrakech, Morocco (November, 14, 2016) - Daisy Emoekabu delivered the intervention on the 45th session of the SBSTA and stressed her deep concern about marked based mechanism. “We vehemently reject the inclusion of land use in carbon markets. We are particularly upset about the proposals for an international offsetting mechanism for the emissions produced by the aviation industry, probably the most rapidly growing source of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet.” She highlighted the importance of the SBSTA being guided by science and maintaining its integrity as well as the crucial role that agriculture, and land use in general play, especially for women as they are the majority of the world’s food producers.

 

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SBI Opening, Mabel Monica Agba

Marrakech, Morocco (November, 7, 2016) -Mabel Monica Agba, delivered the opening of the SBI addressing three specific agenda items, the extension of the Lima Work Programme on Gender, with a call for the establishment of a Gender Action Plan, capacity building, the composition of the Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB) and National Adaptation Plans. Mabel included a call for, “specific measures to address climate migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. For example, in my region, West Africa, loss of livelihoods due to sea erosion or desertification has led to displacements in some cases to increased violent conflicts.”

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APA Opening, Nkiruka Nnaemego

Marrakech, Morocco (November, 7, 2016) - Nkiruka Nnaemego focused the opening intervention of the APA on NDC implementation, raising concerns that current NDCs are inadequate to meet the objectives of the Paris agreement and fail to respect the principles of the convention, in particular CBDR. Additionally, the intervention reiterated that NDCs should include not only elements of the Paris agreement but also elements of the Preamble, in particular, gender equality, human rights, just transitions and the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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COP Opening, Hawa Nibi Amenga-Etego

Marrakech, Morocco (November, 8, 2016) - Hawa Nibi Amenga-Etego delivered the WGC’s opening address to the COP, stating that “While the agreement in Paris may represent a starting point for collective action– the terms are still unclear, the ambition is too low, and the rights of peoples, the ecosystem and the planet have not been secured. People, namely indigenous peoples and local communities, and women in particular are both “at the frontlines of crisis and the frontlines of change.” While the Preamble of the PA mentions the need to respect human rights, gender equality and the rights of indigenous peoples, many environmental defenders have lost their lives fighting to keep the promise of a sustainable world for example Berta Caceres.

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SBI Opening Plenary, Queensley O. Ajuyakpe, June 2015

BONN, Germany (June 1, 2015) — On Monday, Queensley O. Ajuyakpe from Women Environmental Programme, Nigeria, on behalf of the Constituency, delivered a statement in the opening of the 42nd Session of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI), calling for a gender-responsive climate policy related to mitigation action and technology development and transfer. Further, she reiterated the “importance of technology transfer to developing countries and [that] any technology transfer should be made accessible to women and build on existing traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples, local communities and women.”

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SBI Closing Plenary, Queensley O. Ajuyakpe, June 2015

BONN, Germany (June 11, 2015) — On Thursday , Queensley O. Ajuyakpe from Women Environmental Programme, Nigeria, on behalf of the Constituency, delivered a statement in the closing of the 42nd Session of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI), calling for  “a just and gender-responsive climate agreement in Paris that is equitable, ambitious and provides us with binding adaptation and mitigation commitments in line with the principles of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR).”

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