On April 21-23, Justiça Ambiental - Friends of the Earth Mozambique will organize in Maputo, capital of the country, the conference “Seeding Climate Justice – Maputo Meeting on Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis”. Local Mozambican and Southern African community members, African and international climate justice activists, Mozambican civil society organizations and Mozambican government officials will participate in the event. Some of the issues that will be dealt with at the conference, in the road towards the COP 21 to take place in Paris in December, include: equity and historical responsibility; the framing of energy, food and justice; the opposition to carbon markets & false solutions; and the urgent need for energy transformation in Mozambique, Africa & beyond. Real World Radio will be present at the conference and will host a special coverage of the event.
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“This meeting is basically to bring together different types of people to talk about an issue which has serious concerns for all of us. In Mozambique we will be facing, (are) already facing the impacts of climate change on the most poorest and on the most vulnerable people of this country”, said to Real World Radio the Climate Justice and Energy Program’s coordinator of Friends of the Earth International, Dipti Bhatnagar, before the end of the climate justice conference held in the Kaya Kwanga Complex in Maputo, Mozambique, during April 21-23. Read more
Thursday was the last days of activities in the framework of the conference “Seeding Climate Justice – Maputo Meeting on Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis”, taking place in Maputo, Mozambique. See gallery
The conference “Seeding Climate Justice – Maputo Meeting on Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis” started on Tuesday, in Maputo, capital of Mozambique. It is organized by Justiça Ambiental - Friends of the Earth Mozambique. On the first day of activities, approximately 200 representatives of social movements and organizations, communities, environmental groups, networks of women and young people, among other actors from several African countries and international guests focused on the role of social groups in the fight for climate justice. The conference will come to an end on Thursday. Read more
This was the name of the section led on Tuesday by South African environmental activist Bobby Peek, of groundWork-Friends of the Earth South Africa, in the framework of the conference “Seeding Climate Justice – Maputo Meeting on Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis”, in Mozambique. Read more
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