Less than a week to go…

Hi again everyone!

It’s been a busy week, with quite a bit of news to share:

  • Prince Wilondja has been accepted onto the Climate Justice Caravan from Nairobi to Durban, and we’ve found funds for him to travel to and from the start and end points, so thanks for all your prayers and praise God for his provision!
  • I participated in the General Assembly at Occupy LSX on Sunday evening, and am at the early stages of founding an Interfaith Working Group for the Occupy movement, here in the UK, hopefully extending internationally, to fight for economic, ecological & social justice.
  • I  joined UKYCC delegates in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on Monday, to discuss strategies and national plans for the negotiations and side events at the UNFCCC. We are finding some strong ways to collaborate between international youth and the negotiators, to increase our involvement this year, and for the future generation to have their rightful say!
  • I have also founded Y4EJ Global – http://www.facebook.com/groups/258932854141604/ – a movement stemming from the Youth for Eco-Justice training in Durban, which will help all the participants to build movements in their own countries.
  • I’ve put together a full itinerary in PDF form for the whole journey, which can be viewed here:  https://climatejam.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/claireafricaclimate-justice.pdf
    or click below:
  • I’ve connected with the Earth Charter and African Views to try to get some more networking/comms for the Caravan and Youth for Eco-Justice programme in Durban. Ongoing work needs to take place to contact more UK organisations to raise the profile of the Climate Justice Africa Mission, calling for a fair deal at Durban.

Now what remains is a final push on my Masters project work before Tuesday, and tying up the last few logistics of travel – checking visas, health considerations, transport arrangements, and contacting the people who are going to be instrumental in making this message heard loud and clear, and making the mission a success!

I am hoping and praying to be accepted to participate in the  Regional Youth Climate Change Conference in Nairobi  2-4th Novemeber, when I arrive in Kenya, but the conference is already very full, so I am waiting on a decision there.

I will redouble my efforts to blog every day, and try to add some media as well, but in the meantime, here is a quick photo from Occupy LSX:

photo thanks to Guardian

Blessings and have a great day! Claire xox


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