CARE at COP24
Today, climate change is causing harm and damage, notably amongst the poorest people and nations on this planet who have contributed the least. Increasing resilience and tackling the causes and consequences of climate change is at the heart of CARE’s mission and is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular on gender equality and the eradication of poverty. Governments, businesses, civil society and other relevant stakeholders need to ramp up action to ensure the world rapidly shifts to zero emission and climate-resilient development pathways in order to achieve the agreed goals of the Paris Agreement (PA).
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CARE’s publications on our positions on climate change and COP24. Click the titles to read our work.
CARE’s key demands for COP24 negotiations towards enhanced action for poverty-free, climate-resilient and zero-carbon sustainable development
- Emission Reductions: Countries should agree to revise their national climate plans (NDCs) by 2020 at the latest so that they close the gap towards achieving the 1.5°C limit.
- Climate Finance: Developed countries need to provide concrete plans for scaling-up their climate finance to 100 bn per year by 2020, with a 50/50 share between mitigation and adaptation, including signals for a strong Green Climate Fund (GCF) replenishment. COP24 should adopt strong rules for projecting and reporting climate finance.
- Adaptation: Guidelines for the Adaptation Communications should promote an integrated approach to adaptation which also reduces gender inequality and promotes human rights. A process to operationalise the Global Adaptation Goal also should be launched.
- Loss and Damage: Countries should agree to integrate loss and damage in the Paris Rulebook and Global Stocktake, support the recommendations on climate change displacement, and mandate that the Warsaw International Mechanism assesses new sources of finance and strengthens gender aspects across its work.
- Agriculture: Parties must explore modalities for the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) that inform and enable action, build adaptive capacity and resilience, contribute to the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement, and advance the principles of the Paris Agreement.
- Gender & Human Rights: To ensure meaningful climate action, aligned with existing human rights’ commitments, Parties must call for the inclusion of human rights and gender equality across the Paris Rulebook negotiations, in particular in the NDC guidance, Transparency Framework and the Global Stocktake, and ensure further implementation of the Gender Action Plan.
Read CARE’s news releases on our actions and report launches at COP24
CARE’s press conferences and actions at COP24 help reporters and journalists understand what can be a confusing and overwhelming process.
Big polluters fall short at COP24 despite leadership of the most vulnerable
CARE’s COP24 closing press release. CARE states that the outcome was not enough to address the climate emergency, governments must now step up nationally
Final call for action: Governments must address climate emergency and strengthen COP24 package with higher ambition in emission cuts, finance, and human rights [French] On the final day of COP24, rich countries must not be deaf to the alarm bells on human rights, finance, ambition, and loss and damage.
Parties ignore human rights from the implementation of Paris Agreement
CARE, CIEL, and the United Nations call for human rights to be included in the Paris Rulebook and upheld in all action to address the humanitarian crisis of today: climate change
Fate of humanity weighing heavy on ministerial shoulders at UN Climate Change Conference
CARE and Oxfam comment on the need for ministers to rapidly ramp up climate ambition
Read stories from communities, women and men at the forefront of climate change and blogs from CARE’s delegation in Bonn on key issues at COP24.
Climate action must not leave human rights behind
Seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we face one of the biggest challenges and injustices of all times. By CARE, Amnesty, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), and Caritas International.
Building Climate Resilience for All: The Story of One
For households in Ethiopia like Nasir’s, increasingly erratic weather patterns are having a negative impact on agricultural production and income. CARE’s GRAD program shares information about climate risks with communities and introduces them to tools such as water harvesting and fast-maturing or drought-resistant crops that can help them adapt.
Disposable winter hat
Kelly Alexander from CARE’s WATER+ calls for individual action in addition to national and international commitments. There is a lot we can do. But we need to start with our own behaviour. We need to use less. But really, we need to start with reusing our winter hats.
Marching for Climate Justice: The Time to Step Up is Now
CARE’s Sven Harmeling marches for climate justice in Germany and calls for urgent action and increased ambition to protect the most vulnerable from climate change.
Video Blogs at COP24
COP24 Week 1 Update
CARE’s Sven Harmeling provides a summary on week 1 at COP24
Climate action must not leave human rights behind
CARE’s Fanny Petitbon talks on the importance of including human rights in the implementation of hte Paris Agreement and all climate action
Update on Agriculture at COP24
CARE’s Vitumbiko Chinoko provides an update on talks on agriculture at COP24 and the primary concerns of Africa.
We must take action to stay below 1.5C at COP24
CARE Canada’s Shaughn McArthur talks on the need for countries to increase ambition at COP24 to protect the most vulnerable and prevent a rise above 1.5C
To set up an interview with one of our delegation members or to find out more about CARE at COP24, please contact:
Camilla Schramek, Climate Change Communications Officer
Phone: +45 50 22 92 88
CARE has a delegation at COP24 from the following countries: France, Denmark, Netherlands, Canada, Peru, Mali, Malawi, Germany, and USA.
CARE’s Spokespeople at COP24:
|Fanny Petitbon||Advocacy Manager, CARE Francefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Nordbo||Head of Climate Change Advocacy, CARE Danmarkemail@example.com|
|Peter With||Southern Voices Coordinator, CARE Danmarkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shaughn McArthur||Advocacy and Government Relations Advisor, CARE Canadaemail@example.com|
|Bart Weijs||Partners for Resilience Coordinator, CARE Nederlandsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sven Harmeling||Climate Change and Resilience Platform Advocacy Coordinator, CARE Delegation email@example.com|
|Tonya Rawe||Global Policy Lead Food and Nutrition Security Unit, CARE USAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vitumbiko Chinoko||Partners and Advocacy Coordinator, CARE South Africaemail@example.com|
|Martin Secaira||Advocacy Advisor, Partners for Resilience, CARE Nederlandsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Camille Nozieres||Media Officer, CARE Franceemail@example.com|