Now, more than ever, we must hold onto the truth that change comes from all of us within and outside of the climate justice movement around the world. We need to go back to the basics and remind ourselves where our power really lies. So what does ‘movement’ mean? ‘Movement’ is empowering. Movement denotes something … More Climate MOVEMENT
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a Marshallese poet and writer, certainly saved me. She saved me from the familiar trap of believing that political processes are the only significant means of change. Specifically, last November, she dispelled the illusion that the UN Climate Conferences (COPs) could save the world and those most vulnerable to climate change. Now, as … More ‘They asked me to write a poem to save the world.’
A chance encounter with filmmaker Tim Lewis led me to If Not Us Then Who. I was taking photos for Humans of the UN Climate Talks during the Bonn negotiations in June last year, when he told me about their side event on Sunday. It was the perfect antidote to a week inside the climate … More If Not Us Then Who? Solidarity through storytelling
As I sit on the train home from Paris and the COP21 UN climate summit, I have mixed feelings about the outcome. There are victories to be celebrated, not least that a historical agreement was reached, signaling the end to the fossil fuel era. However, for me it is not the triumphant success that many … More COP21: It was never going to be enough
I’m in PARIS!!! I’ve been lucky enough to get a last minute accredited badge to enter the UN climate negotiations that officially kicked off on MONDAY. I’d been planning on spending two weeks on the outside of negotiations (UKYCC only received 2 spots but other groups ended up with spare badges at the eleventh hour). … More Welcome to the Circus!
Earlier this year I found myself on facebook just as a UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) post advertised for young people to join their delegation to the Paris climate summit. I had this immediate gut feeling that this was for me. It was the spark of an earlier, dormant fascination and passion, and I couldn’t … More From coffee to climate change: My story
(source: http://sandandglass.tumblr.com/post/109275370442) Seriously, though, we’re not all tree huggers.