Climate justice – far behind the deadline

25.11.2021 14:00 - 17:30
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Da es sich um einen internationalen Online-Workshop mit anschließender Panel-Diskussion handelt, findet die Veranstaltung auf Englisch statt. 


The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 has just started in Glasgow. Many call this meeting the summit of the last chance to agree on ways and means to significantly reduce global warming and climate change with all its consequences. However, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated in August 2021 that the global warming is proceeding much faster than assumed. The United Nations confirmed this in a new report. Countries must increase their climate efforts sevenfold if they want to reach the 1.5-degree target agreed in the Paris climate agreement.
Together with international experts, we want to approach in this online event the following questions: How can we act quickly and effectively in the face of these dramatic forecasts? How can we address and convince governments to create the legal and political framework needed for change? And how can we, despite the urgent need for action, take the time and convince and motivate people and communities to support supposedly inconvenient climate protection measures and become active themselves?
In an interactive workshop, we want to take a closer look at how education can contribute to urgent democratic action for global climate protection and what kind of education we need for democracy and sustainability.
In the following panel discussion, we will discuss with three experts from the Global South and North from diverse backgrounds - a governmental representatives in the COP26 as well as environmental and education activists from civil society - how democracy can contribute to urgent sustainable action for global climate protection.
Both parts of the event will consider economic systems, global interconnections, existing power relations and colonial continuities that have led to global inequalities in the causes and effects of climate change. We also discuss other ways of thinking or even feeling that lead us to a more human, a more community based, and a more sustainable way of living on this planet. And we look at specific local situation and possible actions.
Workshop, 2-4 pm CET:

Climate justice – far behind the deadline. How can education contribute to urgent democratic action?

Moderation / thematic introduction:
Julia Wältring, Verband Entwicklungspolitik Niedersachsen VEN e. V., Germany

Joseph Kenson Sakala, Youth for Environment and Sustainable Development YSD, Malawi

Panel discussion, 4:30-5:30 pm CET
Climate justice – far behind the deadline. Can democracy contribute to urgent sustainable action?

Moderation: Joseph Kenson Sakala, YSD Malawi

Panelists: Evans Njewa, Chief Environmental Officer Malawian Government and Malawi UNFCCC Focal Point including COP26 in Glasgow.
Kjell Kühne, Environmental Activist, “Leave it in the Ground Initiative” and “Ende Gelände“ Germany/Mexico
Claudia Gimena Roa Avendano, Head of the NGO Fundaexpresión, Colombia

The event will take place in English.