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Climate crimes - Presentation - Pablo Solon


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Rights of Nature Tribunal

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Climate crimes - Presentation - Pablo Solon

  1. 1. Climate Crimes against Nature International Rights of Nature Tribunal Paris
  2. 2. Systemic violation of the Rights of Mother Earth Article 2. Inherent Rights of Mother Earth Mother Earth and all beings of which she is composed have the following inherent rights: (a) the right to life and to exist; (b) the right to be respected; (c) the right to regenerate its bio-capacity and to continue its vital cycles and processes free from human disruptions; (d) the right to maintain its identity and integrity as a distinct, self-regulating and interrelated being; (e) the right to water as a source of life; (f) the right to clean air; (g) the right to integral health; (h) the right to be free from contamination, pollution and toxic or radioactive waste; (i) the right to not have its genetic structure modified or disrupted in a manner that threatens it integrity or vital and healthy functioning; (j) the right to full and prompt restoration for violation of the rights recognized in this Declaration caused by human activities;
  3. 3. Anthropocene?
  4. 4. 90 companies contribute to 63% of GHG emissions. From 1854 to 2010 GHG emission totals from these companies has amounted to 914 gigatons of CO2. Total GHG emissions from all industrial sources over the same period equals 1,450 gigatons. Tracing anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane emissions to fossil fuel and cement producers, 1854–2010
  5. 5. 2010 emissions Cumulative 1854–2010 Percent of global Entity MtCO2e MtCO2e 1751–2010 1. Chevron, USA 423 51,096 3.52 % 2. ExxonMobil, USA 655 46,672 3.22 % 3. Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 1,550 46,033 3.17 % 4. BP, UK 554 35,837 2.47 % 5. Gazprom, Russian Federation 1,371 32,136 2.22 % 6. Royal Dutch/Shell, Netherlands 478 30,751 2.12 % Total 90 carbon majors 27,946 914,251 63.04 % Total global emissions 36,026 1,450,332 100.00 %
  6. 6. Emissions 1997 - 2007
  7. 7. UNFCCC - COP 21 • 196 Parties represented: 195 countries + the European Union • A budget of €170 million will be spent in total (and the aim is to raise 20% of this sum through sponsorship) • 12 negotiating meetings since 2012. Around 90 days of negotiation. • A bracketed text that doesn't address the key issues: real emission cuts, limit fossil fuel extraction, halt deforestation and reduce agri- business.
  8. 8. The madness of the COP and the logics of capital and power
  9. 9. The system
  10. 10. Against whom is our demand • Corporations • Governments • UNFCCC • Capitalist, productivist, anthropocentric and patriarchal system
  11. 11. • Fossil fuels (Maxime Combes) (Desmond D’Sa) • Deforestation (GFC: Miguel Lovera and Kureeba David) • Water (Maude Barlow) (Michal Kravcik) • Market mechanisms (REDD), Climate Smart Agriculture and Land use (LVC- Badrul Alam - BKF & Maria Isabel Soc Carrillo CONAVIGUA) • Bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) (Pat Mooney) • Climate Change and Free trade agreements (WTO,TPP,TTIP...) (Tony Clarke) • Nuclear Energy (Roland Desbordes and Alexei Nesterenko) • Geoengineering (Silvia Riveiro) • Sixth Mass Extinction (Allain Bougrain-Dubourg)