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Latin American Civil Society Organizations back Peru’s bid to host COP20

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Latin American civil society organizations are backing Peru’s bid to host COP20 in 2014. The launch of the joint declaration coincides with a pending decision about who will host COP20 at the latest meeting of the UNFCCC currently underway in Bonn, Germany.
According to the declaration:
The Government of Peru presents a very promising candidacy to host COP20 in 2014, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  Peru has been a progressive voice in the formal and informal discussions on climate change and has demonstrated a willingness to listen and offer counsel in the international negotiations on climate change. The country was one of the first developing countries to make a voluntary emission reduction pledge in 2008.  Its flexible interpretation of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities; and that all countries need to act to varying degrees to reduce emissions, places it in a solid position to host COP20. 1. The signatories to this declaration support the candidacy of the Peruvian government in hosting the 20th meeting of the Parties (“COP20”). 2. Peru’s offer to host COP20 presents a positive step forward for the creation of a draft negotiating text in 2014 to be later agreed in 2015 at COP21. 3. The signatories offer their support and expertise to the Peruvian government in its planning and running of the COP20, to contribute to an inclusive, transparent, equitable and ambitious process. 4. We call on the friends of Peru to contribute their expertise and resources to the Peruvian government if requested. 5. COP20 in Peru could put in motion some positive areas of collaboration between Peru and national, regional and international non-state actors. 6. We assert that the preparations to host COP20 could generate greater interest in the creation and implementation of climate policies in Peru and its neighbours. This could send a positive signal to the private sector that Peru is a destination for clean technologies and renewable energy. In addition, it could drive interest in the media and research centres in Peru and Latin America on the crucial issue of climate change. 7. We believe that Peru’s climate diplomacy offers the possibility to represent in a balanced fashion the interests and concerns of all participating countries and find workable and constructive compromises. 8. Peru’s pledge to reduce the net rate of deforestation of primary forests to zero by 2021 provides a constructive platform for countries to come to Peru to negotiate an ambitious and equitable draft text for 2015.
Organizations signed up:
  • Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA), Perú
  • Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climático (MOCICC), Perú
  • Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA)
  • Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G), UK
  • Centro Mesoamericano de Estudios sobre Tecnología Apropiada (CEMAT), Guatemala
  • Programa de Adaptación al Cambio Climático (PACCPERÚ)
  • Concertación Regional Para la Gestión de Riesgos (CRGR)
  • Mesa Nacional para la Gestión de Riesgo, Nicaragua
  • Mesa Nacional de Cambio Climático, Guatemala
  • Asociación Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, República de Panamá
  • Proética, capítulo peruano de Transparencia Internacional
  • Plataforma Climática Latinoamericana
  • Mesas Nacionales de Gestión de Riesgos de Guatemala
  • CTS EMBARQ, México
  • Reforestadora Amazónica, Perú
  • InkaTerra Asociacion, Peru
  • Instituto de Políticas para el Transporte y el Desarrollo (ITDP), México
  • Foro Del Buen Ayre, Argentina
  • Comisión Interdisciplinaria de Medio Ambiente (CIMA), Argentina
  • Fundación Centro Estudios de Ecológico de la Republica Argentina (FUCEERA)
  • Fundación Proyectos Ambientales (PROA)
  • Asociación Ambientalista Ecolapaz, Argentina
  • Asociación Ambientalista del Sur, Argentina
  • Asociación Ambientalista Mayu Sumaj, Argentina
  • Asociación Amigos de los Parques Nacionales, Argentina
  • Asociación Argentina de Abogados Ambientalistas, Argentina
  • Asociación Civil de Ecología Social (A.C.E.S), Argentina
  • Asociación Civil Red Ambiental, Argentina
  • Asociación Civil Tierra XXI, Argentina
  • Asociación de Protección al Ambiente Serrano – Calamuchita Aproas, Argentina
  • Asociación Ecologista Piuke, Argentina
  • Asociación Eco Raíces, Argentina
  • Asociación Lihue, Argentina
  • Asociación Ecologista Rio Mocoreta, Argentina
  • Asociación Vecinal Moronense (AVM), Argentina
  • Bios Argentina
  • Centro Ambiental Argentino (CAMBIAR)
  • Centro Andino de Desarrollo e Investigación Ambiental (CADIANDINO), Sede Central, Argentina
  • Centro Argentino de Meteorólogos (CAM), Argentina
  • Centro de Protección a la Naturaleza, Argentina
  • Centro Uruguayo de Tecnologías Apropiadas (CEUTA)
  • Comisión Ecológica Ituzaingó, Argentina
  • Continental Nea, Argentina
  • Federación Amigos de la Tierra Argentina, Amigos de la Tierra
  • Foro de los Ríos, Argentina
  • Fundación Agreste, Argentina
  • Fundación Ambiente Ecológico (FAE), Argentina
  • Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), Argentina
  • Fundación Arandu, Argentina
  • Fundación Argentina de Energías Alternativas y Renovables (FADEAR), Argentina
  • Fundación Argentina de Etoecologia (FAE)
  • Fundación Cullunche Para la Conservación del Ambiente la Flora y la Fauna, Argentina
  • Fundación del Sur, Argentina
  • Fundación Inti Cuyum, Argentina
  • Fundación Norte Ecológico, Argentina
  • Fundación Orden Ecológica (FOE), Argentina
  • Fundación Pacha Mama para el Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo, Argentina
  • Fundación para el Desarrollo Sustentable de Eco Regiones (FUNDESER), Argentina
  • Fundación Pasos, Argentina
  • Fundación Península Raulí, Argentina
  • Fundación Red Informática Ecologista (RIE), Argentina
  • Grupo Ambiental para el Desarrollo (GADE), Argentina
  • Grupo Ecológico Bolívar (GEB), Argentina
  • Greenpeace Argentina
  • Iniciativa Radial, Argentina
  • Instituto de Estudios e investigaciones sobre Medio Ambiente. Fundación Jorge Esteban Roulet, Argentina
  • Karst, Organización Argentina de Investigaciones Espeleológicas
  • Movimiento Transfronterizo de ONG Ambientalistas de La Triple Frontera (AR, BR, UY), Argentina
  • Multimedios Ambiente Ecológico (MAE), Argentina
  • Observatorio de Políticas Sociales y Ambientales, Argentina
  • Red Eco-Ambiental de Jujuy, Argentina
  • Taller Ecologista, Argentina
  • Rótary Internacional. Distrito 4825. Rótary Victoria, Argentina
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Guy Edwards

Guy Edwards is a Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies, Brown University, where he manages a research project on the politics of climate change in Latin America. Along with co-author, Professor Timmons Roberts, he is currently writing a book on Latin American leadership on climate change for MIT Press. He has also written various academic papers, policy briefs and op-eds for a number of different publications. As co-founder of Intercambio Climático and formerly co-editor of the website, Guy has worked closely with the Latin American Platform on Climate and the Latin American office of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network. He has also worked for the Overseas Development Institute, the consultancy River Path Associates and as the resident manager of the Huaorani Ecolodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon.