Doha, November 27 (QNA) – The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has called on the industrialized nations to commit to help Africa and to adhere to the Kyoto Convention .
The PACJA, which includes about 300 civil society organizations from 45 African countries, urged in a statement issued during a special session held during the 18th conference of the UN Convention on Climate Change in Doha today, developed countries to honor their responsibilities and reduce emissions heat. It accused the industrialized countries of trying to achieve its objectives through bypassing the Kyoto Protocol, “where these countries such as Japan and the United States of America and some other countries are focusing on the indicators and the climate crisis phenomena rather than discuss the reasons behind their occurrence .” , it said
The statement pointed out that industrialized countries attempt to achieve its objectives by bypassing the Kyoto Protocol, is a clear violation of international law, “as these countries seek to dismantle the current United Nations system for the climate and to replace it with another based on voluntary compliance.”
The statement noted that the results of Durban, South Africa negotiations had called for the continuation of talks without any strong commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and without reaching agreements or clear financial assistance commitments in addition to reaching agreement that does not distinguish between developing countries and industrialized nations. It further said “For us this means that the world would come to another decade of lack of mobility and lack of action, which means that there is a disaster not only for Africa but for the whole world “, pointing out that the new system should be based on justice and equality.
The PACJA) also called on the developed countries to shoulder their historical responsibilities including the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol and to provide assistance to the least developed countries with more environmental resources.
The statement stressed the need for more fair solution on a scientific basis in order to address the structural causes and not just the symptoms, as this would encourage greater harmony between people and nations and to ensure respect for human rights for all and the rights of the Earth.
The statement said “It is for the interest of the African people and other countries represented here in Doha, we want at least from industrialized nations to maintain the integrity of Africa and we want the Doha conference to give us a bit of security and safety, we know the risks that result from climate change and its impact on the lives of our farmers and our rural communities and therefore call for further consultations to reach stability in the environment and the air. “, the Alliance added in its statement
The statement affirmed the right of Africa and its participation in development through to obtaining the necessary skills, calling for supplying Africa with the necessary funds .. It added : “We are aware that current concentrations are the result of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), initiated by the industrialized countries”, . It urged the industrialized nations to reduce the growth of emissions rates by more than 15% by 2015.
The statement said the developed countries have obligations that must be fulfilled, pointing out that the cost of climate change in Africa was underappreciated, a matter that leads to increasing drought and many environmental factors in Africa. It once again urged the industrialized countries to avoid damaging Africa, stressing that “these opportunities must not be compromised.” (END)