Sustaining All Life at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, November 29 - December 8, 2018

Introduction

After our experiences In Paris, Marrakech, and Bonn in the last three years, Sustaining All Life attended COP24 in Katowice, Poland in December. Our goal continued to be to make clear that there is a connection between climate change and capitalism, racism, sexism, classism and oppression of indigenous peoples and young people. We made space for people from the different oppressed groups who are often denied a voice in the mainstream climate movement and in the media, to share their experiences, their activism, their hopes and struggles, while being listened to with respect.

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One of the most important tasks of the 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) was to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and in Marrakesh (COP22). Moreover, COP24 included the Facilitative Dialogue intended to support the implementation of national commitments.

SAL Slideshow Showing at COP24

 

SAL Events at COP24

At COP24 we offered a series of events sharing our understandings, and our tools of listening and healing. We hope to be present with our own exhibit.

We held an official COP24 side event, together with The Global Peace Initiatives of Women and Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA).  The theme of the event was ‘To stand United for the Climate, Overcoming Divisions’. Our workshop was 

In addition, each morning Sustaining All Life offered an open workshop where members of the audience were listened to about their experiences connected to the topics below. Each afternoon we followed-up with meetings for people who are interested to learn more and try out our tools.

Our topics included:

We also offered a daily support group (francais) (polski) for young people.

Schedule SAL events at COP24

Friday November 30
14.45-17.00  
Open Workshop: Young People at the Forefront of the Climate Movement
COY14, Uniwersytet Slaski, Room 144, Bankowa 12
Monday December 3
10.00-11.30
Open workshop: Young People Ending Racism in the Climate Movement
Greenpeace Climate Hub, Klub Krolestwo, Jerzegozietka 1
15.00-16:30
Daily Meet-up with ‘Sustaining All Life’
WOM Teachers Institute, Room 41, Wyszynskiego 7
Tuesday December 4
11.30-13.00
Side Event: Uniting in our Environmental Work: The Role of Women and Young People
COP24-site MCK, room ‘Bug’, Plac Sławika i Antalla 1
 
14.30-16.00
Open workshop: Sustaining Environmental Activism
Greenpeace Climate Hub, Klub Krolestwo, Jerzegozietka 1
 
15.00-16:30
Daily Meetup with ‘Sustaining All Life’
WOM Teachers Institute, room 41, Wyszynskiego 7
Wednesday December 5
10.00-11.30
Open workshop: Voices of Indigenous, Roma/Gypsy People and Central and Eastern Europeans on Climate Change
Greenpeace Climate Hub, Klub Krolestwo, Jerzegozietka 1
15.00-16:30
Daily Meetup with ‘Sustaining All Life’
WOM Teachers Institute, Room 41, Wyszynskiego 7
Thursday December 6
15.00-16:30
Daily Meetup with ‘Sustaining All Life’
WOM Teachers Institute, Room 41, Wyszynskiego 7
Friday December 7
9.00-11.00
Open workshop: Global Racism, Women, and War in the Context of the Environmental Movement
Greenpeace Climate Hub, Klub Krolestwo, Jerzegozietka 1
15.00-16:30
Daily Meetup with ‘Sustaining All Life’
WOM Teachers Institute, Room 41, Wyszynskiego 7
16.00-19.00
Reception offered bySustaining All life’
WOM Teachers Institute, Wyszynskiego 7

Our Delegation at COP24

We will start our stay in Katowice with an internal workshop designed to strengthen our team and to prepare our delegation for the conference.

Our international delegation consists of 18 people representing Poland, Kenya, England, Hungary, Russia, Denmark, Friesland, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Basque Country, Serbia, Sweden and the US. Our activists include young and older people, Indigenous people, people from African and Asian countries and people of European, Roma/Gypsy and Jewish heritage.

Four volunteers from The United Kingdom and one from Poland will support our delegation.

Susanne Langer (Denmark) and Violeta Vajda (Hungary) will lead the delegation. Marijke Wilmans and Goof Buijs (both from the Netherlands) are the organisers.

Handouts

Tools for Ending Racism in the Environmental Movement (Spanish/español) (Deutsch) (français)

Young People and the Environment (español) (Deutsch) (français)

Indigenous People and the Environment  (español) (Deutsch) (français)

Sustaining Ourselves as Activists (español) (Deutsch) (français)

Working Together for Unity Among Unions, the Environmental Movements, and All People (español/Spanish)

War and Climate Change
(español/Spanish)

Including Disabled People in the Environmental Movement (español)

The Impact of Climate Change on Women (Spanish/español)

Addressing Classism in the Environmental Movement (Deutsch) (français)

South, Central, and West Asians and Climate Change (Deutsch) (français)

The Work of Sustaining All Life (Arabic) (Chinese) (Korean) (Tagalog)

Re-evaluation Counseling Tools (español)

Central And Eastern Europeans and Climate Change (francais)

  

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English, Español (Spanish), 中文 (Chinese), 日本語 (Japanese), עברית (Hebrew), العربية (Arabic), Nederlands (Dutch), Norsk (Norwegian), FarsiHindi, Français (French), Suomea (Finnish), Polski (Polish), Deutsch  (German), русский (Russian) 


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