27 Feb 2015
As we meet in the Philippines, where people have endured an unprecedented series of extreme weather events in the last few years, we are reminded that while the developing countries have contributed least to climate change, they are the ones that suffer the most from climate change impacts, according to the Manila Call to Action on Climate Change . [W]e call upon the international community to conclude a universal, equitable and ambitious climate deal to preserve our planet as a livable place for future generations, the statement continued. We call for climate solidarity and justice. The concept of climate justice is based on the idea that the impacts of climate change are disproportionately felt by poor people in developing nations places that have emitted comparatively less greenhouse gases. As a result, the countries that have contributed the most to climate change bear a greater burden of responsibility to take action, according to the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service , which connects http://jakesaulpa.soup.io the agency to civil society organizations. The Philippines, which was the site of typhoon Haiyan in 2013, is one such frontline state in the battle against climate change, Channel News Asia reported . The Asian archipelago was responsible for about 0.26 percent of the worlds carbon emissions in 2012, data from the Energy Information Administration shows. When the storm struck one of the Philippines poorest provinces , it killed more than 6,000 and forced nearly 4 million people from their homes. Experts have said that Haiyan and other extreme weather events of the last few years are caused at least in part by climate change. Typhoons, hurricanes and all tropical storms draw Kim Kardashian their vast energy from the warmth of the sea, Will Steffen, director of the Australian National University climate change institute, told The Guardian .