Chanting, “Human need, not corporate greed! Robin Hood Tax now!” protesters dressed as polar bears, farmers, and bankers engaged with officials entering the meeting to urge them to support a Robin Hood Tax.
73 civil society organizations urge members of the Green Climate Fund board to pass rules promoting public participation, transparency and accountability.
The active and engaged participation of civil society at the Board and country level is essential for creating an effective, equitable and environmentally sound Fund that can be responsive to the differentiated needs of men and women, minorities and indigenous peoples increasingly impacted by climate change.
As meetings begin in Berlin, Germany, Redman says that the Green Climate Fund must be focused on meeting the needs of people in developing countries, not maximizing corporate profit.
In Cancun’s UN Global Climate Summit, there is a new generation of economic and climate justice activists in town–fired up and ready to go.