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Reflect! Resist! Rise!

Why a People’s Counter COP in Africa?

In 1992, governments created the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - and within it the Conference of Parties (COPs) - to guide their negotiations about how to address climate change. However, the UNFCCC and COPs, as annual spaces for the negotiations - have been unable to progress towards real solutions to the climate crisis because of the profit-driven vested interests of powerful governments and their allies in corporations. Corporations and rich governments, and some parts of the scientific community, undermine what is needed – an end to fossil fuels extraction, the deindustrialisation of agriculture, and rapidly reduced consumption in the developed


Reflect! Resist! Rise!

Reflect! Resist! Rise! - African Climate Justice Gathering

Francophone civil society movements and allied organizations across 13 countries in North, West and Central Africa met in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire from 18 to 20 May 2021 for the very first sub-regional gathering hosted by the African Climate Justice Group (ACJG). Hear voices and experiences from the gathering and more.

ONLINE Africa People’s Counter

25 - 27 October 2021


FRANCOPHONE People’s Counter COP, Senegal

25-27 October 2021


Africa Day of Action

5 November 2021


Global Day of Action

6 November 2021


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Who is the African Climate Justice Group?

The Africa Climate Justice Group - which is made up of 17 movements' based and allied organisations - is hosting the first ever African People’s Counter COP from 25-27 October 2021. The main part of the event will take place online through self-organised sessions on topics related to the climate and ecological crisis with a focus on Africa. We will try to provide translation into French and Portuguese in each session. There will also be a small face-to-face meeting held in Senegal for Francophone groups - following the successful Francophone Climate Justice Gathering held in May this year - for dialogues, exchange and building across the sub-region together. In a show of scope and unity of struggles across the region, we will support groups to take action on a proposed Africa Climate Day of Action on 5th November and on the Global Day of Action on 6th November.

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