Objectives

  • Create a platform for civil society action to mitigate climate change impacts on a crisis basis
  • Share information on climate change impacts and mitigation programmes
  • Raise public awareness regarding climate change impacts and mobilize public action to mitigate it
  • Based on climate science and mass action, influence public policy on climate change in South Asia

Core demands

Sustainability

Emissions of developed nations must become net zero (CO2 emissions must equal sequestration) by 2030, and of developing nations by 2040. Gross global consumption should be reduced to sustainable levels.

Equity

The ratio of maximum to minimum income or energy consumption for all people in the world should not exceed 2.

Decentralization, democratic, transparent governance

Governance should be decentralized and democratic; all governance information should be in public domain.

Environmental restoration

Degraded land, water, air, and to the extent possible, biodiversity should be restored to their pre-industrial period quality.

Responsibility for loss & damage

All nations/regions should take responsibility for the impacts of climate change —displacement, property loss, environmental damage, etc—in proportion to their historic emissions (emissions from 1800-to date).