Mountain Action in Bangkok
Posted by NYCA Blogger on October 4, 2009
October 3, 2009
Avishek Blogging from Bangkok:
During the negotiations here at Bangkok we found that we need to raise our voice and have a strong plan of action to make global leaders and negotiators hear/take concern on the issue and make commitments. Than, we came up with a plan to organize a “Mountain action” on this Wednesday 7th October. The main objective is to highlight the mountain issues, especially for the negotiators participating Bangkok intersession. We are also planning to hand over the pledge and disseminate the information about the impacts of climate change on fragile mountain eco-system to the party so that they can pay more attention on our issue which has been sidelined.
Since it’s the issue that has to be raised by our official delegates in the negotiations, but it does not seems that they are serious enough and mostly depend on LDC and G77 and China’s agenda. So we felt that, it’s time for us to push them to put the mountains issue strongly in the closed door negotiation meetings. It’s our future we are the one who will suffer so we need to push the global leaders to come up with fair deal in the COP 15.
At the event, we will be around 40 youths with the message to save mountains in our t-shirts and chanting the slogan like “Stop climate change” and “Save our Himalayas” . The participants will also be holding the banner with the message focusing mainly on Himalayas. At the end, we will hand over the pledge with the messages to the official negotiators.
The event will end up with the press conference.
Will come soon with the action update!!!