17 November 2016. Today, just one day before of the conclusion of CoP 22 Marrakech climate conference, civil society rights group representing LDCs and MVCs have organized a press conference in CoP 22 Marrakech. Rights groups blamed the developed countries for their Indecisiveness in the COP22 which ultimately push the vulnerable nations towards long-term damage.
Moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD Bangladesh, other speakers of the press conference were Ziaul Haque Mukta of CSRL Bangladesh, Azeb Girmi from ENDA, Ethiopia and LDC Watch Brussels, and Justine Ginnetti of IDMC (International Displacement Monitoring Center), Geneva. Regarding the fixing of the Peaking Year to limit carbon emissions, Ziaul Haque Mukta of the Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood (CSRL) Bangladesh, insisted on fixing the temperature peak year differently for the three different set of countries: 2020 for developed countries, 2025 for developing countries and 2035 for the least developed countries.
He expresses hoped that Facilitative Dialogue 2018 should pave the process in this regard to raise mitigation ambition high even before of 2023, otherwise the earth will face inevitable temperature level of 3.4 degree Celsius, which will result in much more climate catastrophes especially for LDCs and MVCs. Azeb Girmi from ENDA Ethiopia and LDC Watch said that pre 2020 roadmap for $100 billion commitment still not clear, she demands there should clear road on this for $ 100 billion for pre and post-2020 situation, she also demands separate fund for Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) in respect of loss and damage.
Justine Ginneti of IDMC Geneva mentioned that there are 172.3 million disaster-related displacements since 2008, 21.5 million in each year and 58 thousand displacements in a day.
Rezaul Karim Chowdury of EquityBD said that more funding in respect of adaptation may help to reduce displacement and disaster-related death, but all above displacement require a political decision in view of human rights and justice framework. However, the rights groups expressed their concerns that developed countries were downplaying their commitment with regard to climate finance.