Monday, October 05, 2009

Copenhagen Treaty Draft & gender

The taxpayers in the world have gained the access to the recent draft of the Climate Treaty in Copenhagen:
UN FCCC Copenhagen 2009 (click)
I recommend you to read those 181 pages that sketch the plans for a future World Carbon Government only if your stomach is really strong. ;-)

Pretty much all kinds of disgraceful far-left postmodern ideologies attempting to reignite the class struggle are heavily represented in the text. You can see that this stuff has almost nothing to do with solving a problem: it's all about left-wing utopias to reorganize the society.

To demonstrate this point, let me select and repost the paragraphs of the draft that talk about gender or sex. The treaty will be full of carbon feminism, too. I suppose that the square brackets indicate the only variations of the text that are open to further negotiations and votes.

... 5. Recalling that [besides adversely affecting all developing countries, climate change pose significant challenges to] [[the adverse effects of climate change will be felt most acutely by [those segments of the] [vulnerable countries and] [in developing countries, particularly in low-lying and other small island countries, countries with low-lying coastal, arid and semi-arid areas or areas liable to floods, drought and desertification, and developing countries with fragile mountainous ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and by the most fragile ecosystems and] population [particularly in] [within] developing countries who have contributed least to climate change but [who are already in vulnerable situations [owing to factors such as geography, poverty, gender, age, indigenous or minority status and disability]]]. ...

... 10. Led by developed country Parties, [an economic transition is needed [that shifts] [in order to adjust] global economic growth patterns towards a sustainable [low-emission economy] based on development of innovative technologies, more sustainable production and consumption, promoting sustainable lifestyles and [climate-resilient] [sustainable] development [while ensuring a just transition of the workforce]. The active participation of all stakeholders in this transition should be sought [, be they governmental, including subnational and local government, private business or civil society, including the youth and addressing the need for gender equity].] Those developing countries that were and are low carbon economies need sufficient financial incentives and appropriate technology transfer to keep avoiding GHG emissions in their path to sustainable development and to prevent adopting the high GHG emission trajectories of developed countries. ...

... (b) [[Particularly vulnerable populations, groups and communities] [All vulnerable groups whose adaptive capacity is low] [Groups requiring special protection] [The most vulnerable communities and groups] [especially] [such as] women [and] children [the elderly and indigenous peoples] [, and local communities and rural populations] [including through promoting a gender perspective and a community-based approach to adaptation] [in particular gender and youth concerns, recognizing that women and children are particularly affected by the impacts of climate change];] ...

... 19. [[These plans] [National adaptation programmes and activities] [shall] [should] [could] [be a component of low-emission development strategies and]:

(a) Be consistent with the particulars provided under the international framework of adaptation;

(b) Be developed through broad and wide consultations of stakeholders, taking into account gender consideration and the most vulnerable groups and be country driven and approved by the highest political levels within the country and communicated to the COP; ...

... 19. [[These plans] [National adaptation programmes and activities] [shall] [should] [could] [be a component of low-emission development strategies and]: ...

... (k) Take into account relevant social and economic conditions, which should be consistently defined and include gender considerations in order to enhance women’s capacity to act and to contribute to adaptation actions effectively.

(l) Integrate a gender perspective and a community-based and participatory approach to adaptation; ...

... 56. In order to support the implementation of the adaptation [actions][framework][programme], [existing [institutional arrangements][institutions at the international and regional levels] [shall][should] be enhanced] [and][the new institutional arrangements mentioned in paragraph 57 below should be established] with a view to, inter alia:5

(a) [Facilitating][Enhancing][Supporting][Ensuring][Encouraging][Promoting] [[the implementation of] adaptation] [action[s]][framework] [in all countries][in developing country Parties] [at the most appropriate level][including at local, [subnational,] national and regional levels][now, up to and beyond 2012] [, recognizing the important roles of [state and regional] governments and recognizing gender equity as an integral part of effective implementation of adaptation;] ...

... 59. [National and, where appropriate, regional coordinating [bodies][entities] should be established, or enhanced where they exist, to address all aspects of the means of implementation for adaptation, including gender-balanced participation, and to strengthen the institutional capacity of national focal points and all stakeholders.] [All Parties should promote the coordination and sustainability of activities undertaken within this framework, including the efforts of national coordinating mechanisms and entities and focal points.] ...

... 61. [The centres and networks mentioned in paragraph 60 above [should] operate with a view to, inter alia:] ...

... (c) [Assisting and raising funds for] [Financing the planning] Planning, designing, [implementing,] monitoring and evaluating adaptation activities, and facilitating informed decision-making [at all levels] [at the national and regional levels, especially between countries with shared natural resources], taking gender considerations into account; ...

... 63. [Progress [in the compliance of financial commitments of Annex I Parties and][in the delivery of means of implementation to developing country Parties][in the implementation of][under] the adaptation [framework][programme] [is necessarily linked to the finance, transfer of technology and capacitybuilding. All of these aspects should be monitored and reviewed.] [, including [in] the delivery of means of implementation to [all] developing country Parties, particularly low-lying and other small island countries, countries with low-lying coastal, arid and semi-arid areas or areas liable to floods, drought and desertification, and developing countries with fragile mountainous ecosystems that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and progress in building resilience and reducing vulnerability], [should][must] be [monitored][reviewed][and evaluated] to ensure the [agreed] full implementation of adaptation actions [and commitments of developed country Parties under Article 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5 of the Convention] [supported by finance and technology and commitments relating to financial and technology support [in a measurable, reportable and verifiable manner,] utilizing scientific as well as sex-disaggregated socioeconomic data and in the context of transparency, mutual accountability and robust governance].] ...

Hardcore stuff, indeed. I doubt that there is a sentence on these 181 pages that would be acceptable to me.




See Anthony Watts' blog that discusses the wealth transfer in this treaty, with a new and improved dignity penalty. ;-)

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