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    Phl calls for real action vs climate change

     
    AN official from the Philippines' Climate Change Commission (CCC) urged nations to act on climate change and do away with blaming, a report on Friday said.
    During her speech at a high-level ministerial dialogue in Bonn, Germany, CCC Vice-Chairperson Lucille Sering called other delegations to “do what we need to do.”
    She asked world ministers attending the dialogue to “simplify the goals and not be trapped by agenda that tilt the balance of fairness, one that tramples the principles of this convention.”
    Sering headed a delegation to the high-level Ministerial dialogues on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Actions.
    The high-level ministerial dialogue was organized by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as part of the climate negotiations.
    Nations that ratified the Kyoto Protocol sent delegations to the annual Conference of Parties (COP) to discuss initiatives to address climate change both on a national and global scale.
    Last year, COP 19 produced the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action.
    An Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action was established and tasked to develop a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force that would be adopted at COP 21 in Paris, France.
    The dialogue is expected to build confidence and momentum behind the process of preparations of fair and ambitious nationally determined contributions by all Parties under the Durban Platform.
    Views on political implications of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings, both for mitigation and adaptation, will also be discussed during the event.
    Sering also challenged other nations to fulfill their carbon reduction pledges.
    “Pledges should not remain as such,” she said. “Ambition should not remain as such. It should be at all costs reached.”

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