Month: November 2016

Opening Day of COP22

(Bab Ighli, 8th November 2016) COP 22 was officially opened on a chilling rainy day in the city of Marrakesh. Opening remarks from Marie-Ségolène Royal (COP21 President) and Salaheddine Mezouar (COP22 President) addressed the right of development of the vulnerable communities in Africa, besides repeating highlighted that sustainable development is very required in Africa. Patricia…

The Paris Agreement in a Nutshell – Video

This three minute video explains all you need to know about the 2015 Paris Agreement and how it will help to address climate change and promote the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Paris Agreement enters into force on 4 November 2016, creating binding commitments. The video highlights the need for further ambition by governments and…

Women Empowerment and the Climate Agenda

It is rare that you see a women majority on a panel discussion. Audience applaud if there is at least a woman representative on a panel discussion, which meant that the organisers respect “diversity” and “inclusion”. This is something I can relate to, having being invited and participated in a number of panel discussions this…

“Where are the children?”

Dina and Amal Farooq Malik are no ordinary children. Unlike any other 11 and 13 year olds out there, these two sisters are deeply passionate about the environment and strongly advocate for environmental education and awareness – they are also the co-founders of the Seeds of Education, Policy and Legal Awareness Association (SEPLAA) Young Leaders…

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