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Siaran Pers Koalisi A-FAB: ASEAN Harus Tampil Sebagai Pemimpin di Pertemuan Iklim PBB - Bangkok, 4 April 2011

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    English Version Below PRESS RELEASE Coalition on ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal (A-FAB)   “ASEAN harus tampil sebagai
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      PRESS RELEASE

      Coalition on ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal (A-FAB)

       

      “ASEAN harus tampil sebagai pemimpin di Pertemuan Iklim PBB”

      – Koalisi A-FAB, Greenpeace, Oxfam & WWF

       

      Bangkok, 4 April 2011 –  Para aktivis iklim Asia Tenggara mengenakan jaket musim dingin, jas hujan dan busana pantai untuk menggambarkan kekacauan iklim yang kini terjadi, bertemu Christiana Figueres, Sekretaris Eksekutif United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) di pintu masuk United Nations Convention Center di Bangkok hari ini, menyampaikan desakan kesepakatan iklim global ambisius kepada para pemimpin dunia.

       

      Aktifitas ini digalang oleh A-FAB (ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Climate Deal), koalisi regional yang terdiri dari Greenpeace, Oxfam dan WWF, mendesak pemimpin negara-negara Asia Tenggara untuk maju ke depan dalam putaran terakhir negosiasi iklim PBB yang akan hari ini dimulai di Bangkok.

       

       “Kami mengirim pesan kepada semua delegasi, terutama delegasi ASEAN, bahwa kesepakatan iklim global yang mengikat dan adil adalah masalah masa depan rakyat Asia Tenggara. Pekan ini, pemerintah-pemerintah bertemu untuk menyepakati tujuan-tujuan yang telah ditetapkan di Pertemuan Iklim PBB di Cancun Desember tahun lalu. Mereka akan merundingkan adaptasi, aspek keuangan iklim, penanggulangan dan mekanisme transfer teknologi. Demi kepentingan kawasan, sangat penting adanya suara kuat dari ASEAN, dalam merespons tantangan nyata perubahan iklim,” ujar Zelda Soriano, Penasehat Politik Greenpeace Asia Tenggara.

       

      Dalam beberapa pekan terakhir, ibukota Thailand dibingungkan oleh fenomena suhu di bawah 20 derajat celcius di tengah musim panas, sementara di kawasan selatan Thailand terjadi banjir dan tanah longsor yang berdampak pada dua juta orang. Pekan ini, bencana serupa terjadi di Filipina bagian tengah dan utara, demikian juga di Indonesia.

       

      “Betul, di Asia Tenggara khususnya, perubahan iklim bukan lagi sesuatu yang diperdebatkan tetapi sudah menjadi kenyataan yang memprihatinkan. Kawasan kita terus didera bencana banjir, tanah longsor dan kekeringan. Bahkan, pertemuan iklim PBB di Bangkok ini berlangsung di tengah fenomena iklim ekstrim. Delegasi ASEAN harus memastikan bahwa sumberdaya akan diberikan untuk proses adaptasi yang sangat dibutuhkan, serta mendesak negara maju untuk memperbesar target pengurangan emisi mereka,” tegas Shaiimar Vitan, Koordinator Kampanye dan Kebijakan Asia Tenggara, Oxfam.

       

      “A-FAB adalah rekomendasi kebijakan untuk ASEAN sejak Bangkok intersessional. Diantara kesepakatan ini adalah jaminan adanya komite adaptasi yang terdiri dari mayoritas negara berkembang, yang harus mentaati pendekatan sensitif gender dan berbasis negara dalam kebijakan dan program adaptasi nasional, dikaitkan dengan mekanisme keuangan. ASEAN harus memastikan proses adaptasi ini mendapat sumberdaya yang cukup dari Green Climate Fund yang dibentuk di Cancun, karena sangat dibutuhkan oleh mayoritas populasi miskin,” ujar Sandeep Chamling Rai dari WWF.

       

      Karena itu A-FAB mendesak ASEAN mewujudkan terjadinya puncak emisi global pada 2015 dan mendesak negara maju untuk mengurangi emisi gas rumah kaca paling sedikit 40 persen pada 2020, dan paling tidk penurunan 95 persen dari tingkat emisi 1990 pada 2050 mendatang. Tugas berikutnya adalah memutuskan pengukuran paling akurat dan adil serta terpercaya (MRV) dalam memantau pengurangan emisi gas rumah kaca.

       

      Dibentuk oleh koalisi Greenpeace, Oxfam dan WWF, ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal (A-FAB) bertujuan untuk menajamkan dan memperkuat posisi ASEAN sebagai blok regional di UNFCCC, mengingat masyarakat di kawasan ini sedang berjuang melawan dampak buruk perubahan iklim. Lebih jauh lagi, koalisi ini bertujuan untuk mendukung upaya ASEAN dalam memastikan partisipasinya pada komunitas global, mengikuti proses yang terus berlangsung.

        

      Untuk informasi lebih lanjut silahkan hubungi:

      Zelda Soriano, Policy Advisor,  Greenpeace Southeast Asia, zelda.soriano@...

      +66 879 568 536, +63 917 594 9424

      Shalimar Vitan, East Asia Regional Policy and Campaigns Coordinator, Oxfam, svitan@...

      +66 845 273 636, +63 917 862 6314

      In the Philippines: Gia Ibay, Climate Change Director, WWF-Philippines, +63 2 920 7923/26/31, gibay@...

       

      Untuk permintaan terkait media silahkan hubungi:

      Lea Guerrero, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, lea.guerrero@..., +66 850 705 552, +63 908 885 1140

      Uamdao Noikorn (Ben), Oxfam, UNoikorn@..., +66 818 553 196

      Wiriya Kingwatcharapong, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, wkingwat@..., +66 894 870 678

       


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      PRESS RELEASE

      Coalition on ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal (A-FAB)

       

      “ASEAN must demonstrate leadership in UN climate negotiations”

      – A-FAB coalition of Greenpeace, Oxfam & WWF

       

      Bangkok, 4 April 2011 –  Southeast Asian climate activists wearing winter jackets, rain gear and beach wear to portray climate chaos that is wreaking havoc across the region, met Christiana Figueres,  Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the gates of the United Nations Convention Center in Bangkok today, to demand an ambitious global climate deal from world governments on behalf of the region’s most vulnerable and least prepared populations.

       

      The activity was organized by A-FAB , ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Climate Deal, a regional coalition composed of Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, who are calling upon leaders of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to take a higher ground in the latest rounds of UN climate negotiations that began in Bangkok today.

       

      “We are sending a message to all delegates, especially ASEAN delegates, that a fair, ambitious, and binding global deal is a matter of survival for the people of Southeast Asia.  This week, governments meet to take forward agreed objectives from the UN climate talks in Cancun last December.  They will talk about adaptation, climate finance, mitigation and technology transfer mechanisms.  In the interests of the region it is crucial that we hear one strong voice from ASEAN, moving the regional body to a higher ground in responding to the real and urgent challenges of climate change,” said Zelda Soriano, Policy Advisor, Greenpeace Southeast Asia.

       

      In the past few weeks, Thailand’s capital has been thrown into confusion by below 20°C temperatures in the middle of summer, even as a spate of floods and landslides last week in southern Thailand have impacted almost two million people.  Just this month, similar disasters in different parts of central and southern Philippines have devastated the livelihood of tens of thousands. Flooding has also forced the mass evacuation of thousands in Indonesia.  During the last UN climate meeting in Bangkok in 2009, twin typhoons in the Philippines saw 80 percent of its capital Manila under water, and in the end, leaving almost a thousand dead.

       

      “Indeed, in Southeast Asia in particular, climate change is not a debate but a grim reality.  Our region is repeatedly assailed by an endless refrain of floods, landslides and drought.  In fact, this UN climate meeting in Bangkok happens as parts of Southeast Asia are once again reeling from extreme climate events.  The stakes are high in our region.  ASEAN delegates must therefore ensure that the adaptation gets much of the resources as it is more urgently needed, and must demand much deeper emissions cuts from developed countries,” said Shalimar Vitan, East Asia Regional Policy and Campaigns Coordinator, Oxfam.

       

      “A-FAB is forwarding policy recommendations for ASEAN in the Bangkok intersessional. Among these is the assurance that the newly created Adaptation Committee consists primarily of developing countries, follows a country-driven and gender-sensitive approach in the development of national adaptation policies and programs, and is linked to financing mechanisms. ASEAN must ensure that adaptation gets much of the resources from the new Green Climate Fund established in Cancun, as it is more urgently needed by the majority of the poor population,” said Sandeep Chamling Rai of WWF.

       

      A-FAB likewise urges ASEAN to push for the peaking of global emissions by 2015 and to demand at least a 40 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction by developed countries by 2020, and at least a 95 percent cut below 1990 levels by 2050.  Another task is to decide on the most accurate and appropriate measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV) instruments in ascertaining GHG emissions reduction.

       

      Set up by the coalition of Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal (A-FAB) aims to sharpen and strengthen ASEAN’s position as a regional bloc at the UNFCCC and as a community that collectively struggles to avert the impacts of climate change. Moreover, it intends to complement ASEAN’s attempts at ensuring the participation of its “community in the global community,” following the increasing processes which put its Charter at work.

       

      For more information:

      Zelda Soriano, Policy Advisor,  Greenpeace Southeast Asia, zelda.soriano@...; +66 879 568 536, +63 917 594 9424

      Shalimar Vitan, East Asia Regional Policy and Campaigns Coordinator, Oxfam, svitan@...;

      +66 845 273 636, +63 917 862 6314

      In the Philippines: Gia Ibay, Climate Change Director, WWF-Philippines, +63 2 920 7923/26/31, gibay@...

       

      For media-related inquiries:

      Lea Guerrero, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, lea.guerrero@..., +66 850 705 552, +63 908 885 1140

      Uamdao Noikorn (Ben), Oxfam, UNoikorn@..., +66 818 553 196

      Wiriya Kingwatcharapong, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, wkingwat@..., +66 894 870 678

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