This year, we will organise a special session of Afrikadag: Afrikadag Online! In the beginning of September, FEPS and FMS will launch their newest publication Climate justice: African perspectives & EU policies – a call to action. In one week, from 6-9 September, together with our Afrikadag partners we will broadcast several sessions on climate justice that do include African perspectives. Join us and register here to keep up to date on how to participate in all the online sessions.
Climate change is the biggest challenge we face in the world today. Everywhere we see its impact. People are struggling with the devastating effects in their daily lives. For African countries this is becoming more challenging every year. Even though they are historically least responsible for causing climate change, the African region is hit hardest by its consequences.
However, the most important decisions regarding climate action are often made by those who do not feel the biggest impact and who generally have better capabilities to deal with climate change themselves. Not everyone affected by climate change is able to make their voice heard in the decision-making processes. Afrikadag Online is a call to action, to do include African perspectives in policies in the Netherlands and the EU. Join our call and come into action.
The issue of climate change dominates the news and our minds. The IPCC Report that was released in August was clear and alarming: Climate change is here, and it’s here to stay if we do not take comprehensive collective action. However, although the news of climate change now slowly gathers more attention, one side of the story is continuously missing: the voices of the people most vulnerable to climate change.
It’s official: live from Nieuwspoort, The Hague, FEPS and FMS just launched the newest research project: Climate Justice: African Perspectives & EU Policies! We were joined by several European and African policymakers and experts to discuss the outcomes of our research and policy recommendations.
Deze donderdag om 16:00 presenteren FEPS & FEMS het onderzoek "Climate Justice: African Perspectives & EU Policies." Na de presentatie van de onderzoeksresultaten, zullen Europese en Afrikaanse beleidsmakers hun licht schijnen op de resultaten en de beleidsaanbevelingen voor klimaatrechtvaardig beleid.
In de aanloop naar de publicatie van ons rapport Climate Justice: African Perspectives interviewde de FMS verschillende activisten, politici en experts die zich met klimaatrechtvaardigheid (climate justice) bezighouden. Want wat betekent klimaatrechtvaardigheid voor hen? En hoe zetten zij zich hiervoor in? De tweede in deze reeks is Bertram Zagema, beleidsadviseur en onderzoeker bij Oxfam Novib.