Events and Activities during COP22

La Via Campesina, Climate Justice from Below Training Tuesday November 8 - Saturday November 12

  • Based on a critical assessment of the corporate capture of UN Climate Talks, a renewed drive for political education and training within LVC, and an ongoing commitment to the MeNa Process, the “LVC INTERNATIONAL TRAINING SEMINAR FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE” seeks to bring together LVC and allied youth from across the world to strengthen our collective commitment to climate justice, learn from one another, and consolidate our collaboration with other frontline communities affected by the climate crisis.  The training will also expose LVC and allies to the struggle for climate justice in MeNa while exposing the MeNa Process to LVC and allies' attempts to build climate justice from below.

Addressing Climate Change through Land Use Wednesday November 9th - 3pm 

  • Is it possible to respect the rights and role of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women in sustainable, climate friendly and resilient land use if climate finance is dominated by corporations? The event will address the impact of loans, PPPs like CSA and offset proposals like ICAO-REDD+.

International Climate March - Sunday November 13th - 2pm at the El Harti Stadium

  • The day before the opening of the 22nd Conference of the Parties, thousands of people from all backgrounds will walk through the streets of Marrakech to raise our voices together against the extractivist economy and to lift up the impacts of the climate crisis on human rights, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, women and throughout the global south.  Social movements are the force driving world leaders into action, and now more than ever our collective power is needed to push for real solutions, keeping fossil fuels in the ground and moving toward a Just Transition toward a renewable economy. 

 

Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change -  Monday November 14th from 1-4pm at the Kenzi Farah Hotel, Avenue du Président Kennedy, Hivernage District, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

  • Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) for a powerful gathering with worldwide women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.This event is organized with the conviction that real forward movement towards climate justice depends on the full and equal participation of women in all stages of decision making and implementation, and that real change will come from women mobilizing and taking action at the local, national, and international level. Women have always been on the frontlines, now it is time for them to be at the forefront. Included in the discussion will be vital topics such as Indigenous rights; the intersectionality of gender and environment; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework.

 Water is Life: Indigenous People on the Frontlines of the Climate Justice Movement from Standing Rock to North AfricaAutonomous Space - second week Date and time TBD

  • The Standing Rock mobilization against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a critical movement moment for the Environmental & Climate Justice Movement in North America.  Over 5000 Indigenous People mobilized from over 280 nations and tribes have forced an injunction against one of the largest pipeline projects in North America and are continuing to gain momentum to stop dirty energy at the point of extraction.  In North Africa, Imazighen people are also on the frontlines of the climate crisis and playing a critical leadership role in defense of Mother Earth. Hear from Indigenous leaders from Africa to the Americas in this workshop focused on global solidarity with frontline communities who are leading the way toward real solutions to the climate crisis.

 System Change Not Climate Change: Organizing for a Just TransitionAutonomous Space - second week Date and time TBD

  • Join us to discuss how frontline communities and workers are building a Just Transition to a Regenerative Economy -- from transitioning workers to cleaner sectors to transitioning whole communities toward racial justice and democratic control. This is an opportunity to discuss strategies and principles, grounded in our experiences, to strengthen our work to create real solutions to the combined climate and economic crises.