The UN Climate Change Conference opened in Paris today November 30th and will continue until December 11th, 2015. Yolanda Sanchez from GSIJP Office Geneva is representing us all in Paris. She will attend events organized by NGOs and will share some of her experiences in due course. Keep updated with the website
I am sure that many of you have seen on Facebook the photographs of 10,000 shoes that have been placed. One photograph that I have taken from Alex Andreou is this one entitled the ‘Paris shoe march.’
A disturbing report of events on November 29th has been provided by IBON. See IBON report on Climate Justice. Saturday and Sunday we witnessed marches all around the globe. An estimated 785,000 people globally gathered for the BIGGEST Climate March in history! I attended the New York march. Check the photos here for both marches Some quick glimpses of New York March.
“Migration in the context of climate change is a defining phenomenon of our time, a mega-trend of this century that can only be managed with decisive and bold interventions – the time to act is now.” ” – IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.
Let us be part of this bold action – for the well-being of all, especially women and children
“Our world, caught up in wars, violence, and various forms of injustice, is witnessing an unprecedented movement of peoples…
How we deal with them is a test of our humanity,
our respect for human dignity, and above all
our solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need.” –
Pope Francis, speaking in Uganda.