With COP27 kicking off in Egypt, Our Burning Planet reports on the annual meeting’s goals, policies, controversies and results – but if you’re strapped for time or energy try these engaging portals and platforms instead and get quickly clued up on the climate crisis and collective action.
This week the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) commenced in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Lasting almost a fortnight, the event is the annual forum where countries come together to put in place, or at least discuss putting in place, plans to meet collective climate goals. What’s on the agenda?
This year, for the third or fourth year in a row, summer brought waves of unbearable heat across Europe and the USA, as well as parts of India, China and Pakistan. Whilst in Pakistan, 33 million people have been displaced by floods. Is this what we should expect every year now?
An interview with Lindokuhle & Bongekile who represented Hlumisa Eswatini at the Climate Justice School at the Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya – hosted by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance.
Social contexts mean people are affected by things such as the climate crisis in disproportionate ways. And in Africa, there are many concrete examples of how women especially are affected by climate change.
Eswatini recently rated as one of the worst in the world for workers rights and wealth inequality – why is this important, what impact does it have, and why does it matter for our collective climate resilience and overall development efforts?
Young climate activists say they are tired of young people being used as tokens, only noticed one week of the year, having a perfunctory or symbolic role in discussions and then being discarded.
Tamika Du-Pont reflects on the increased emphasis on climate justice at this years COP26, and what this might mean for real action and meaningful engagement in an African context – particularly for young people.
Part II of a blog by Wetive Dlamini – chairperson of Hlumisa (the Eswatini Youth Climate Forum). Read more about the amazing experience she had as a youth representative from Eswatini at the recent COP26 summit in Glasgow.
Part I of a blog by Wetive Dlamini – chairperson of Hlumisa (the Eswatini Youth Climate Forum). Read about her story in overcoming the odds in becoming a youth representative for Eswatini at the recent COP26 summit.
Dr.Deepa Pullanikkatil, Eswatini’s NDC Coordinator, reflects on experiences and lessons learned from her time at COP 26, including the importance of youth, justice and meaningfully addressing vulnerabilities in the global south.