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These are the resources from the Focus on Rainforests in Africa and COP27 talks on 7th July 2022

Recordings:
The Congo Basin Rainforest - second largest in the world after the Amazon - Dan Swinton, Greenpeace
The Great Green Wall, a project of the African Union to plant a new forest across the whole width of Africa - Natasha Norori-McCormac, Tree Aid
Some insights into plans for COP27, Nov 2022, in Egypt and Oxfam’s focus on finance for Loss and Damage caused to countries in the Global South - John McLaverty, Oxfam

Links
Greenpeace https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/
Tree Aid https://www.treeaid.org/
Oxfam https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education

Petitions
Letter wriiten by Elizabeth Wathuti, Kenyan Environmental Activist, to Alok Sharma and Sameh Shoukry ahead of COP27
https://actions.oxfam.org/great-britain/climate-justice-solidarity/petition/

Rainforest Alliance: Do not sacrifice Congo's rainforests to the oil industry!
https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1261/drc-do-not-sacrifice-congos-rainforests-to-the-oil-industry

Reports
Footing the bill: fair finance for loss and damage in an era of escalating climate impacts
https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/footing-bill-fair-finance-loss-and-damage-era-escalating-climate-impacts

CongoPeat - Past, Present and Future of the Peatlands of the Central Congo Basin
https://congopeat.net/

Congo Basin peatlands have trapped years' worth of carbon. How can they be protected?
https://www.npr.org/2022/01/14/1073215461/congo-basin-peatlands-have-trapped-years-worth-of-carbon-how-can-they-be-protect

Gown meets Town Ricardo Safra de Campos

These are the resources from the Migration and Climate Change talk on 23rd June 2022

Recording of talk by Dr Ricardo Safra de Campos and his presentation (3.7MB ppt)

The UK 'climate refugees' who won't leave. The Welsh village of Fairbourne is at high risk of being submerged from rising sea levels and residents have been told they will need to move. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220506-the-uk-climate-refugees-who-wont-leave

Climate change: Rising sea levels threaten 200,000 England properties. Happisburgh, a small picturesque old Anglo-Saxon village with a distinct red-and-white-striped lighthouse, is unlikely to receive any more money for sea defences. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-61795783

Youth Peoples Voices Poster

These are the resources from the Youth Voices from Around the World session on Wednesday 15th June 2022

Recordings from the session
Harriet and Maisie's presentation
Discussion following breakout rooms

Presentation without embedded videos.
Aarav Seth's TEDx Talk https://youtu.be/sphd1KEPq3k
Evelyn Acham’s video https://www.facebook.com/ICAEW/videos/evelyn-acham-what-its-like-to-be-a-climate-activist-in-uganda/451401686418988/

Social Media contacts for Youth Activists from the Global South

  • Arava Seth Twitter: AaravSeth Instagram: aaravseth_
  • Kaime Silvestres Twitter: kaimesilvestres Instagram: kaimesilvestre
  • Evelyn Acham Twitter: eve_chantel Instagram: evechantelle
  • Leah Namugerwa Twitter: NamugerwaLeah Instagram: namugerwaleah
  • Vanessa Nakate Twitter: vanessa_vash Instagram: Vanessanakate1
  • Deniz Cevikus   Twitter: CevikusHB Instagram: deniz.cevikus
  • Cristian Esteban Martelo Ramirez   Twitter: Martelocris Instagram martelocris
  • Elijah Mckenzie-Jackson Twitter: Elijahmckenzee Instagram: ElijahMckenzieJackson
  • Hilda Flavia Nakabuye Twitter: NakabuyeHildaF Instagram: Nakabuyehildaflavia
  • Kaossara Sani Twitter: kaoHua3 Instagram: kaohua3
  • Leah Thomas: Twitter: Leahtommi Instagram: greengirlleah
  • Elizabeth Wathuti: Twitter: lizwathuti Instagram lizwathuti

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photo 1These are the resources from the Focus on Health session on 12th May 2022

Recordings
Dr David Pencheon, University of Exeter Medical School, Founding Director of Health and Sustainable Development Unit.
Oliver Mawson, RD&E Hospital NHS Sustainability Engagement Officer
Michila Critchley, Director of InterClimate Network
Harriett Redington, DDE Climate Justice Intern
Full session with Q&A and discussion

Presentations
Michila Critchley, Director of InterClimate Network

Links

Just Stop Oil: a coalition of groups working together to ensure the Government commits to halting new fossil fuel licensing and production. https://juststopoil.org/

Big Plastic Count: We're going to show the government it’s time to commit: reduce single plastic use by 50% by 2025 by switching to reusable options that work for everyone – and ban sending our waste to other countries. https://thebigplasticcount.com/

InterClimate Network: Our vision is that young people in the UK are empowered and enabled to lead, advocate and take action towards environmentally sustainable behaviours, career choices and societal change. https://interclimate.org/

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) Green Plan
https://www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/media/thtaurvj/rde-ndht-our-green-plan-2022-2025.pdf

Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service
https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/wp-content/uploads/sites/51/2020/10/delivering-a-net-zero-national-health-service.pdf

Green light for Torbay Hospital's £3.1m solar park plans. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-61396634  

What does it feel like to be a Young Person living in Torbay?
https://cdn.whitebearplatform.com/hwtorbay/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/11153607/FINAL-Summary-Report-for-YP-v5-EMAILABLE-FILE.pdf

Johan Rockström video - 10 years to transform the future of humanity or destabilize the planet
https://www.ted.com/talks/johan_rockstrom_10_years_to_transform_the_future_of_humanity_or_destabilize_the_planet