Several foreign NGOs participating in UN Climate Change Conference issue statement regarding Azerbaijan

Several foreign NGOs participating in UN Climate Change Conference issue statement regarding Azerbaijan

At the 60th sessions of the Subsidiary Body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Bonn, Germany, several NGOs participating in the session issued a statement appreciating Azerbaijan's efforts in promoting dialogue and cooperation with all interested parties as the host country of COP29.

The statement was signed by representatives of 102 NGOs and public activists from 31 countries.

AZERTAC presents the statement:

“We, the undersigned civil society organizations express our support to the COP29 Presidency and Azerbaijan, the host country as they are going to head the significant task of guiding the global community towards a sustainable and greener future.

Civil society enriches climate change negotiations by providing critical advocacy, expertise, monitoring, public mobilization, representation, and innovative solutions. From raising public awareness on climate issues to advocate for stronger climate policies, we bring the concerns of various communities, especially vulnerable and marginalized groups, to the forefront of negotiations.

In this regard, the role of COP29 Presidency and host country Azerbaijan in fostering dialogue and cooperation with all stakeholders is significantly important. It is imperative to ensure that the voices of vulnerable and marginalized communities, including indigenous peoples, women, and youth, are heard and considered in the negotiation process.

By recognizing the pivotal role of civil society in driving climate action, actively involve non-state actors in decision-making processes, prioritizing the needs of people and the planet, we forecast that Azerbaijan will host the most inclusive COP ever.

By stressing the needs and multiple crises the developing world suffers from, expressing deep concerns on the vulnerability of Small Island countries, Azerbaijan shed light on the burdens on millions of lives in the developing world.

As COP29 assumes the mantle of global leadership in addressing climate change, we, the participants of 60th sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies have full confidence in the ability of the COP29 Presidency and Azerbaijan to facilitate meaningful collaboration, drive ambitious commitments, build consensus between developed and developing worlds, address the gaps in finance mobilization and chart a course towards a more equitable future for all.

Civil society in Bonn stands ready to collaborate with all stakeholders in achieving the goals of climate agreements. Together, we can ensure that COP29 marks a significant milestone in our global journey towards a sustainable and resilient future.


1. Joseph Julca, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, Spain

2. Ulrich Nitschke, Piron Global Development, Germany

3. Domenico Palmieri, ISIA - Italian Institute for Asia, Italy

4. Charles Mwangi, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, Kenya

5. Cherika Ranasinghe, Marine Environment Conservation Society of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

6. Kirtan Pandit, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA), Nepal

7. Carmine Perito, “Associazione Culturale Internazionale”, Italy

8. Matthias Boehning, International Society for Human Rights, Germany

9. Husna Ahmad, Global One 2015, United Kingdom

10. Shamim Ahmed Mridha, Eco-Network Global, Bangladesh

11. Tolekan Ismailova, “Bir Duino- Kyrgyzstan”, Kyrgyzstan

12. Muhammad Naseer Khan Maqsood, Welfare Foundation, Pakistan

13. Gokul Rajendran, YOUNGO, India

14. Mohammed Saleem Fathima Shamla Mohammed Saleem, Global Youth Climate Connect, Sri Lanka

15. Assem Gebreal, YOUNGO Internal lead in HWG, Egypt

16. Mohamed Bahr, Muslim Council of Elders, United Arab Emirates

17. Laureen Ododa, activist, Kenya

18. Anchal Gautam, HPU&TERI, India

19. Suman Pant Pant, Partnership for Sustainable Development, Nepal

20. Rabeb Aloui, activist, Tunisia

21. Jonathan Dosseh, West African Alliance on Carbon Market and Climate Finance, Togo

22. Ndiaye Gabriel Pierre, activist, Senegal

23. Saikat Das, European Young Engineers, United Kingdom

24. Joseph Silali, Africa Bureau for Climate stories-ABOS, Kenya

25. Upendo Mwakyusa, Call for Environmental Conservation Organization, Tanzania

26. Emily Judd, Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, United Arab Emirates

27. Ratna Singh, Earth Safety Valve, India

28. Abdul Monum Sajjad, Skynok, Pakistan

29. Lameya Alam, activist, Bangladesh

30. Zainab Haroon, activist, Pakistan

31. Sanjana Prithyani, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India

32. Abdul Monum Sajjad, activist, Pakistan

33. Sree Aadithyan, activist, India

34. Didar Ali, Climate Forward Pakistan, Pakistan

35. Hamza Zeb Jadoon Jadoon, activist, Pakistan

36. Dogukan Şavk, activist, Türkiye

37. Maria Mabood, activist, India

38. Ayush Kumar Gupta, activist India

39. Kamran Ali, Fridays for Future Pakistan, Pakistan

40. M.A.Mahamud Yeamin, Shishu Ullash Organization, Bangladesh

41. Cheikh El Mehdi Zeinabou, Green land, Mauritania

42. Ravindu Nawanjana, CuteFela, Sri Lanka

43. Miles Austin, CMIA, Germany

44. Rifkan Mohammed, EYO, Sri Lanka

45. Mohamed Abderrahmane Cheikh Dah, GreeM, Mauritania

46. Aaradhya Priya, activist, India

47. Qamar Iqbal, Pak Mission Society (PMS), Pakistan

48. Neyha Abbasi, Climate Alliance Pakistan (CAP), Pakistan

49. Kristel Lyn, YOUNGO, Theirworld, Philippines

50. Prabhat Kumar Singh, Earth safety valve, India

51. S Rimesh Dilshan Ranaweera Ranaweera, Global Youth Climate Connect, Sri Lanka

52. Rohini N., SPAD, India

53. Bimasha Chamali Liyanage, activist, Sri Lanka

54. Fathima Asma Mohamed Ashraf Ali, Agrio, Sri Lanka

55. M.G.maheesha dekum malawenna guruge, Sri Lanka fedarestion of youth clubs ,Sri lanka

56. Inkasar Aziz, Youth 4 Eco Justice, Pakistan

57. Qaiser Nawab,“THE” Society International (Together for Health and Education), Pakistan

58. Abdullah Nawa, Global Strategic Institute for sustainable development- GSISD, Pakistan

59. Bishnu Hari Bhatta Bhatta, Partnership for Sustainable Development, Nepal

60. Mehtab Kamal, Fridays for future Pakistan, Pakistan

61. Buddhini Kirulapanage, activist, Sri lanka

62. Muhammad Asif Khan, activist, Pakistan

63. Taslima Akter, UNIC Bangladesh, Bangladesh

64. Lalit Kumar Dogr, Youth of Voluntary Action in Himachal (YouVAH), India

65. Alena Maslova, Dobrosphera, Kyrgyzstan

66. Soibira Saïd Ahamad, “Director générale de l'environnement et des forêts”, Comoros

67. Benjamin Bowler, Unity Earth, Australia

68. Eunice Asinguza, NEMA, Uganda

69. Aman jot Singh, Discover patterns, India

70. Shikha Dhawan, activist, India

71. Girish Pati, YOGI: Youth Organization for Green India, India

72. Muhammad Sheraz Aamir, activist, Pakistan

73. Hari Krishna KR, IYCN, India

74. Luigi Tedesco, C.R.T. srl, Italy

75. Himanshu Dua, ISKCON, India

76. Augustine Joseph, Dolphods Foundation, India

77. Israel Ikani, Climate Solution International, Nigeria

78. Dawda Cham, HELP-Gambia, Gambia

79. Rameen Siddiqui, United Nations Association of Pakistan, Pakistan

80. Jawtha Nafly Nawshad, RCOY APAC, Sri Lanka

81. Tom Sandi, Campaign Against Animal Cruelty and Climate Change, Sierra Leone

82. Emmanuel Muliisa, National Youth Council of Uganda, Uganda

83. Risla Jiffry, activist, Sri Lanka

84. Christabel Kisang, Conserve water, Kenya

85. Alie Porlor Koroma, “Plant a tree to save Life”, Sierra Leone

86. Javaria Zafar, Skillistan, Pakistan

87. Toya Ape, activist, Samui

88. Alok Kumar Chaudhary, Aryabhatt Science Club Ranka, India

89. Qaiser Nawab, “THE” Society International, Pakistan

90. Onesmus Mulima Mulima, FXB Climate Advocates International, Kenya

91. Mohamad Haggag, Egypt The Dream Foundation for Development and Innovation, Egypt

92. Kwame Frmpong Sekyere, Tropenbos Ghana, Ghana

93. Blanca Judith Mujica Acuña, Man up campaign, Peru

94. Dany El-Obeid, MECC, Lebanon

95. Byaundaombe Jean-Paul Longye, Cnetzero DRC, CONGO

96. Harish Raghavendran, YOUNGO, India

97. Saurabh Kumar, SURAKSHA, India

98. Karuna Chandra Das, ISKCON, India

99. Ssembatya Hikimah, African Visual Artists Associates, Uganda

100. Luigi Barberio, “Destinazioni Innovative”, Italy

101. Prashant Kashyap, Satyawati College, DU, India

102. Salim Stokey, youth activist, Netherlands.”