As the UN and global leaders discuss climate change issues at COP25 – that is the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Madrid, Spain, Africans are rising in ever-growing numbers to resist the fossil fuels industry and champion adapted and affordable climate solutions.
As the leaders will be meeting to discuss the future of our planet at COP25, youths in the different countries, communities, cities, towns, villages will also have a global chain of climate actions on 6th December. Youths will leave the negotiation rooms, boardrooms, for action to make visible the emergency and the urgency of climate action.
We are seeing a new generation emerge who are owning their moral authority, speaking courageously and demanding justice. Moments like this are good moments for reflection. Thousands of people don’t mobilize by accident. It is a sign of how far our movement has come in this fight.
In the week of the 29th of July, we organized the first #AfrikaVuka digital retreat. About 20 climate activists from over 10 African countries gathered in Gisenyi, Rwanda, to learn, share experiences and build the digital organising & storytelling skills to grow the #AfrikaVuka movement.