Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 29, 2012

IEN features The Carbon Rush at COP 18 in Qatar

The Carbon Rush at COP 18 in Qatar

By Indigenous Environmental Network
Censored News

In solidarity with the Peoples Agreement
Cochabamba, Bolivia
November 29, 2012
DOHA, Qatar -- In conjunction with the COP18 conference taking place in Doha, Qatar, the Indigenous Environmental Network will be holding a series of film screenings and discussions around the impacts of Carbon Trading and Offsetting on different communities around the world.
The events will feature the documentary, "The Carbon Rush," directed by activist and filmmaker Amy Miller, in which she examines the repercussions of Carbon Trading on local people and their health and livelihood in several countries.
Each screening will be followed by a discussion
involving representatives from the Indigenous Environmental Network, Carbon Market Watch, and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA).
Doha, Qatar is currently hosting COP18, in which decision makers from over 190 countries come together to discuss environmental policies at both the national and international level. Activists and civil society organizations are also gathering in the oil rich gulf state to highlight an alternative narrative that is more focused on the fundamental reasons and driving forces behind climate change and environmental degradation.
The documentary showing and discussion will take place during the following times:
Friday November 30, 7pm Saturday December 1, 2pm Saturday December 1, 7pm Sunday December 2, 7pm
These events will take place at: Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center CINEMA, Education City, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar
For more information, please contact:
Amy Miller E:
T: +1.514.812.6817
Conquering the Phantom Menace: Solutions to the Kyoto surplus
Saturday 1 December 2012 20:15—21:45
UNFCCC COP18, Qatar Conference Center, Hall 5, Side Event Room 4

If current rules to the Kyoto Protocol are not changed, a gigantic surplus of pollution permits from the first Kyoto commitment period could be carried over to the second commitment period. This would undermine climate goals and stifle political progress. Resolving the surplus issue is vital to the viability of any future climate regime.
This event will feature the findings of a new study by Climate Analytics that shows the impact of the surplus on climate commitments. The G77 and the Swiss have tabled proposals to minimize the impact of the surplus. Both proposals will be presented and their impact illustrated. The subsequent discussion will focus on how to move beyond the current political and environmental impasse.
Introduction to the Kyoto surplus
Anja Kollmuss, Carbon Market Watch
Political implications of the long-term effect of surplus from the first and second Kyoto period
Marion Vieweg, Climate Analytics
The G-77 plus China Proposal
Andrew Marquard, Member of the South African Climate Delegation (TBC)
The Swiss Proposal
Member of the Swiss Delegation
Impacts of the surplus on the G-77 and the Swiss proposals
Johannes Gütschow, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Q&A and discussion

This event is kindly hosted by the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
For those who are not able to attend, presentations and backgrond material will be posted here

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