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20 December
2009

Klimaforum09 på alternativkartan

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Klimaforum09 var medborgarorganisationernas svar på COP15. Den som följde med med i media har inte kunnat undgå det allmänna omdömet att FNs klimatkonferens i Köpenhamn var ett stort fiasko. Däremot har den, som är utlämnad åt mediernas nyhetsbevakning knappast ens hört talas om Klimaforum09, som också hölls i Köpenhamn den 7-18 december 2009. Till exempel finlandssvenska Hufvudstadsbladet nämnde visserligen Klimaforum09 en gång, vilket skedde 8.12. Då ingick följande stycke i Husis:

På alternativkonferensen Klimaforum09 möts klimatengagerade och representanter för medborgarorganisationer från hela världen för att diskutera konstruktivt ansvar och byta idéer. Konferensen ordnas i DGI-byen, en stor sporthall i centrum av Köpenhamn. Klimaforum09 räknar med tio tusen besökare från över hundra olika länder per dag.
Här kan man till exempel installera en applikation på mobilen som räknar ut användarens personliga koldioxidutsläpp..
- Den är helt gratis men fungerar än så länge bara på en Iphone och i Danmark. Men vi hoppas på att hitta samarbetspartners från andra länder och andra mobiltelefontillverkare, säger David Earle på Footprint Diary.
Bra att veta, ifall man skulle välja att bosätta sig i det varmast landet i Fennoskandien i stället för det kallaste och få en Iphone på köpet!

Men kasta inte yxan i sjön fast president Obama efter Nobels fredspris fick nöja sig med utmärkelsen "Climate Shame".

Som framgick redan av Hbls tidiga reportage var Klimaforum09 rätt stort. Kartan härunder visar varifrån deltagarna kom:

Klimaforum09 saknade uppenbarligen deltagare från Kina, vilket måste anses vara en allvarlig brist. Tydligen var det också tunnsått med deltagare ifrån Ryssland, såvida inte delegationen från Potyukanovo (den enda orten i Ryssland som är utsatt på kartan) var speciellt stor.

Men Klimaforum09 lyckades i motsats till COP15 åstadkomma en gemensam deklaration, A Peoples Declaration from Klimaforum09 som innehåller riktlinjer för hur klimatproblemen kan och bör lösas. Deklarationen har undertecknats av ca 360 organisationer och ett okänt antal tusen enskilda medborgare. Massmedierna har tillsvidare hållit tyst om dess innehåll. Här följer ett utdrag på engelska:

People’s movements embrace a number of alternative visions for society and concrete steps that must be taken in order to move towards a sustainable future while addressing the climate, water, food, and economic crises at the same time. Such a sustainable transition will begin by many different initiatives. Some of these steps towards sustainable transition are:
  • Food sovereignty and ecological agriculture: Uphold the rights of people, communities, and countries to determine their own systems of production, including farming, fishing, food, forestry, and land policies that are ecologically, socially, economically, and culturally appropriate to the circumstances. People’s, especially women’s access to and control over productive resources such as land, seeds, and water must be respected and guaranteed. Agricultural production must rely principally on local knowledge, appropriate technology, and ecologically sustainable techniques that bind CO2 in the diverse and native plant systems, bind water, and return more nutrients to the soil than were taken out. Food and agricultural production must be primarily geared towards meeting local needs, encourage self-sufficiency, promote local employment, and minimize resource use, waste and GHG emissions in the process.
  • Democratic ownership and control of economy: The reorganization of society’s productive units around more democratic forms of ownership and management, in order to meet people’s basic needs, such as employment creation; access to water, housing, land, health care, and education; food sovereignty; and ecological sustainability. Public policy must make sure that the financial system serves public interests and channel resources for the sustainable transformation of industry, agriculture, and services.
  • Energy sovereignty: A dramatic reduction of energy consumption especially in the enriched countries, combined with a mix of renewable and public energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, mini-hydro, wave, and tidal; the development of off-the-grid electricity distribution to secure energy supplies to communities; and public ownership of the grid.
  • Ecological planning of urban and rural zones: The aim is a radical reduction in the inputs of energy and resources and the outputs of waste and pollution, while encouraging locally based supply of basic needs of the citizens. An urban and rural planning built on social justice and equal service to all, reducing the need for transport. Promoting public transport systems such as light and high-speed rail-systems and bicycles, reducing the need for private motor vehicles and thus decongesting the roads, improving health and reducing energy consumption.
  • Education, science and cultural institutions: Re-orientate public research and education to meet the needs of people and the environment, rather than the present bias for developing commercially profitable and proprietary technologies. Research and development should be primarily an open and collaborative endeavour in the common interest of humankind. Eliminate patents on ideas and technology. Fair and just exchange of appropriate technologies, traditional knowledge, and indigenous innovative practices and ideas between countries should be encouraged.
  • An end to militarism and wars: The present fossil fuel based development model leads to violence, war, and military conflict over control of energy, land, water, and other natural resources. This is demonstrated by the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as militarization across the globe in regions rich in fossil fuels and other natural resources. Peasants and indigenous communities are also being violently displaced from their lands to make way for agrofuel plantations. Trillions of dollars are spent on the military-industrial complex, thus wasting enormous material and human resources, which should instead be devoted to implementing a sustainable transition.


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