News from Mexican and Latinamerican Movements

This informative newsletter seeks to provide necessary information regarding the preparations for the COP16 in Cancun and meet the requests of the diverse organizations and social movements that are part of the International Committee.

We see a huge demand for information in the various regions by groups that are preparing themselves for the COP and need necessary information before their trip.

We seek to contribute a summary of what is circulating in our networks these days, trying to combine it into one newsletter with fundamental information, including logistical information about the preparations, news from Mexico and other countries, activities that have been held, that are under way, and proposals to be held in north American counties and other regions during the UN conference. We hope it is useful for everyone.

Friendly greetings from the Communications Team of the International Committee.

LOGISTICAL SECTION

The organizations in Mexico continue working to finalize the logistical details, in order to be able to provide information to the various regions. Below we will provide some information that is already confirmed, and as we maintain contact with the organizers of the parallel events in the COP, we will send new information.

The Diálogo Climático-Espacio Mexicano activities will be concentrated in the Super Manzana 21,

In a space called the MUP Palas”. According to information available, this area will house the independent media center, in the Cultural Center. It is also being planned to provide a camping area these, in which people from movements and social organizations can stay.

As said before, the national and international caravans are growing, and social movements in Cancun are organizing a camping area for them, to be able to provide food in communal kitchens at a very low cost.

NEWS AND ACTIVITIES IN MEXICO

Statement by civil society in Chiapas regarding the climate crisis

November 5, 2010

“The direction of climate change in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas”

“What is happening in Chiapas and San Cristóbal?”

This year in San Cristobal we have suffered from the strongest heat in 70 years and much flooding in all of Chiapas. We are also watching the green areas and hills of the city run out, water being polluted, and our wetlands dry out and be paved over. In addition, within the changes we are seeing, drastic changes in temperature and sudden droughts are being predicted, which will bring new illnesses. All of these irregularities will be the cause of loss of crops, jobs, and rise in the prices of basic foods.

For more information:
http://espacioclimaticochiapas.blogspot.com/


Festival for El Buen Vivir in San Cristóbal de Las Casas

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, November 13th and 14th, 2010. Located in the Explanada del Salón de Bellas Artes, in front of the Arco del Carmen, Corredor turístico (tourist zone).

For more information:
http://espacioclimaticochiapas.blogspot.com/

International Climate Justice Forum- People’s Dialogue.

Cancún, December 5-10, 2010

A coalition of social movements and civil society organizations in Mexico, coming together in the

Diálogo Climático–Espacio Mexicano (Climate Dialogue-Mexican Space), in coordination with international organizations, have organized a meeting for discussion, mobilization, and advocacy in relation to the Conference of Parties, the COP16, in Cancun, Mexico, from December 3 through 11. This event will be held along with countless other activities in Mexico and other parts of the world, including national and international caravans, which intend to be present during the activities in Cancun.

As a part of this event, the proposal to hold the International Climate Justice Forum-People’s Dialogue is considered preliminary to be enriching for national and international organizations. The general objective of the forum is to create a space for information, discussion, analysis, and the creation of proposals and strategies for civil society, organizations, and social movements regarding climate change from an analysis of climate justice.

Responsible organizations: Organizing Committee of the International Climate Justice Forum and International Committee.

– Find information about the forum here:
http://www.dialogoclimatico.org

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