UNFCCC SB56 High-Level Hybrid Convening in Bonn (invite only)
How might future COPs shift power and resources for climate justice and just transition in the Global South? What steps and strategies can we take to make big wins/gains in Sharm el-Sheikh?
Climate Action Network-International (CAN-I) and the Climate Justice-Just Transition (CJ-JT) Donor Collaborative co-hosted a hybrid high-level dinner to launch the CJ-JT Compendium and explore how we might centre climate justice and just transition at all future COPs.
The evening was opened by Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Nemonte Nenquimo, Indigenous activist and member of the Waorani Nation from the Amazonian Region of Ecuador. Co-founder of the Indigenous-led nonprofit organisation Ceibo Alliance and named in the Time 100 list in 2020. Introduced by Isabella Noero from the CJ-JT Donor Collaborative.
The event overview was introduced by Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, CAN-I and Farhana Yamin, CJ-JT Donor Collaborative followed by the CJ-JT Mapping/landscape launch of the CJ-JT Compendium. Ottilie Bälz, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Leia Booth, CJ-JT Donor Collaborative, explained why shared mapping work is important and invited the field to improve on the Compendium.
Degan Ali, Executive Director of Adeso and Teresa Crawford from her team, introduced Adeso, an African humanitarian and development organisation changing the way people think about and deliver aid and the Kujalink Platform, a vital piece of infrastructure connecting civil society organisations in the Global South to funders around the world.
Panel 1: Listening to the field, special emphasis on the importance and challenges of access to funding
- Rachel Rose, Corporate Accountability (moderator)
- Maria Alejandra Escalante, FRIDA Young Feminist Fund (by Zoom)
- Prof. Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development
- Joshua Amponsem, Green Africa Youth Organisation
- Mohamed Adow, Powershift Africa
- Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator of the Peul Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad
Panel 2: special emphasis on the power of movements and coalitions
- Tasneem Essop (moderator)
- Asad Rehman, War on Want
- Alex Rafalowicz, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative
- Dr Christopher Bartlett, Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN)
Panel 3: Reflections from philanthropy
- Jason Anderson, ClimateWorks Foundation
- Yamide Dagnet, Open Society Foundations
The presentations, panels and reflections were followed by discussion at the tables, Zoom breakouts and informal networking.