November 6-17, Germany
Next November 6-17, in Bonn, Germany, the COP 23 on Climate Change of the United Nations will take place. As always, many social movements and organizations from the five continets will gather and work both inside and outside the official framework, this time in Bonn, to demand radical action in order to fight the climate crisis. Real World Radio will cover this important political event remotely.
Hemantha Withanage (Centre for Environmental Justice - FoE Sri Lanka) speaks about how Sri Lanka is being affected by prolonged droughts and many people have been severely affected by this. Watch video
Marina Sophia Flevotomas (PulpoArt) speaks about borders and walls that block the free movement of refugees, including climate impacted peoples. Watch video
Meena Raman, from Sahabat Alam Malaysia – Friends of the Earth Malaysia, speaks about the negotiation process at the UNFCCC COP23 and called on developed countries to take their fair share of responsibility and honour their Pre 2020 commitments under the Paris Agreement. Watch video
This is the reality of climate change in Puerto Rico. It is a clear message for COP23 and world leaders from Katia Aviles-Vazquez, of “Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica” of Puerto Rico. Watch video
Stella Miria-Robinson (Climate Frontlines Collective - FoE Brisbane) explained the grim reality faced by climate impacted peoples living in small island nations in the Pacific. Watch video
A scientific study commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe reveals the continent urgently needs to phase-out the use of all fossil fuels. At the current gas burning rate, among other fuels, European countries will have exhausted in nine years their share of the remaining “carbon budget” on Earth, to avoid global average temperatures rising over 2 °C. Read more
About 20 million people are displaced by climate related disasters every year and the Asia Pacific region has been the worst impacted by the changes in the climate. Rising sea levels, floods, droughts, snow and glacial melts have constantly hit this region causing many to be displaced and having to leave their homes and countries. Given a chance, no one wants to leave their homes. Unfortunately, to survive, there is very little choice left for climate impacted peoples. Read more
Dipti Bhatnagar, co-coordinator of the Friends of the Earth International Climate Justice and Energy Programme, explained in an interview with Real World Radio´s correspondent in Bonn, Francesca Gater*, what we mean by Just Transition. She also talks about the first event co-hosted by FoEI and the International Trade Unions Congress, and tells us why this common cause is such an important question of justice. Read more
At the start of week two of the COP23 UNFCCC climate negotiations taking place in Bonn, Germany, Sara Shaw, co-coordinator of the Friends of the Earth International Climate Justice Programme talks about what happened during week one and what can be expected in week two*. Read more
A group of activists from Friends of the Earth Scotland held last Friday an action outside the national governmental building in Edinburgh to warn about the alarming increase of global warming and to demand more actions. Read more
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