While hundreds of thousands take to the streets for more climate action in Madrid and Chile, the governments at the UN Climate Change Summit are far behind expectations.
“While millions of people around the world are suffering the consequences of the climate crisis, the industrial nations in Madrid are playing for time. It is disappointing that so far there are no clear offers to support losses and damage caused by the climate crisis. The EU Commission also continues to fall short of expectations. It should urgently clarify the intended increase of the EU’s climate targets, otherwise it could undermine the international timetable for ambitious climate targets”, says Sven Harmeling, climate policy coordinator of CARE at the Climate Change Conference in Madrid pointing to the rumour that the Commission might only propose a new target next October.
“As negotiators at the UN Climate Conference only have a few hours left to create an updated UNFCCC gender framework, CARE urges them to set ambitious goals and also mainstream gender action in national climate plans. This can only be done by improving the access of women’s organizations to climate finance and by ensuring that especially indigenous women contribute to climate decision-making on all levels. Parties must put the interest of billions of women who are not able to the attend the UN Climate Change Conference at the centre of the negotiations”, says Fanny Petitbon, Advocacy Manager at CARE-France and CARE´s gender expert at the Climate Conference in Madrid. https://www.care-international.org/