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Africa Climate Justice Group Hosts First Ever African People’s Counter COP 2021 Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow
The main part of the Counter COP will take place online through self-organised sessions on topics related to the climate and ecological crisis with a focus on Africa
By Jeorge Wilson Kingson On Oct 21, 2021
Africa climate group hosts first ever African people’s counter -COP 2021 ahead of COP26 in Glasgow
October 21, 2021
The Africa Climate Justice Group (ACJG) – which is made up of 17 movements based and allied organisations – and partners will host the first ever African People’s Counter COP from 25-27 October 2021. The event will take place just days ahead of the official Conference of Parties (COP)26 in Glasgow and the outcomes will be targeted to the African Group of Negotiators and our African governments representing us at the climate negotiations.
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“The Counter COP presents an opportunity for the voices of the people of Africa to finally be heard.”
The statement added that the main part of the Counter-COP will take place online through self-organised sessions on topics related to the climate and ecological crisis with a focus on Africa.
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The ACJG coordinator said that: “For 26 years, the voices of communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis in Africa have been shut out and blocked at every turn of the climate negotiations by corporations and rich governments. These vested interests have undermined real solutions ...
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The group in a statement made available to The New Diplomat said the counter COP was necessitated by the failure of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) over the years to address the climate crises ravaging the African continent.
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“Open Sessions are Online and Closed Sessions for Francophone Groups are in Senegal”.
The Counter COP is being held in response to the failure of the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – and within it the COPs – to progress towards real solutions to the climate crisis because its agenda and actions have been skewed to preserve the profit-driven vested interests of powerful corporations, governments of the Global North and other elites in the Global South.
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