Resolution IN01: APGF calls on ASEAN to set measurable and meaningful targets for reducing emissions

Proposal Reference: 
IN01

Short title

The Asia Pacific Greens Federation calls on ASEAN to set measurable and meaningful targets for reducing emissions in their member countries.

Proposed Resolution Points

  1. We recognise the huge economic opportunities that come from implementing ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and the huge economic damage that will be inflicted on member countries from not taking action.
  2. We call on ASEAN to set measurable and meaningful targets for reducing emissions in member countries in order to contribute their fair share to limit global warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius.
  3. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) believes environmental sustainability can be achieved through more intra-regional trade, and switching to LED lighting.  ASEAN leaders call their LED policy "ambitious commitment" to greening our community, the Asia Pacific Greens Federation (APGF) say that it is "not good enough."
Proposed by (person and country)

Bob Hale, Australia

Contact details (Email)

[email protected]

Also Endorsed by (optional)

 

Action to be taken from the resolution

Each member country should outline its own achievable pathway detailing how it will achieve those nationally determined targets

Any policy background & reason for the resolution

ASEAN recently released this very weak statement relating to energy efficiency of its member states.

http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=26802&ArticleID=34992&l=en

Both ASEAN and APGF are networks of Asian nations and together we must change the deep political, economic and social causes of unsustainability.  We have the power and responsibility to go beyond the superficial and do what's really needed so we can all thrive on our beautiful finite planet sustainably.

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