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“ Where is the future of young people if we don’t do anything? ”
PRISCILLA ACHAKPA -
Priscilla Achakpa is an environmental activist from Nigeria. As executive director
of the Women Environmental Programme, Achakpa has introduced thousands of women to
sustainable solutions to everyday problems, such as waste-
Women Environmental Programme -
WEP'S ED, HONOURED AS ECO AMBASSADOR.
Women Environmental Programme's Executive Director, Priscilla Achakpa has been honoured
by Channels Television of Nigeria and Deutsche Welle(DW) of Germany as an Eco Ambassador
for Eco@Africa, for her achievements in environmental activism. This honour was conferred
on her on Saturday, 16th April, 2016, during the launch of Eco@Africa, a new co-
Priscilla Achakpa’s interview with Democracy Now during COP 21, in Paris, France
“…when it comes to the issues of negotiation, the African women are most of the times completely absent or nearly absent. And this is something that is very important for us, because we cannot be talking about negotiations that half of the populations are affected, which are the women. And then, the issues that are being discussed, they are completely being neglected, or they’re not even involved at all. For us, coming from the background of Africa, this is something that is very crucial for us, and it’s something that we want our leaders to really take on board and look at it very critically, because we cannot be discussing the issues that affect us without us being at the table to negotiate these issues.”
WOMEN’S GLOBAL CALL FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
Towards the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Paris, France, in December 2015, where another climate agreement was reached, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) in collaboration with some of her partners around the globe, with support from Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) launched a global campaign for climate justice. Worried that women and girls around the world have continued to face severe impacts of climate change due to lack of just and sufficient actions on climate change by the world’s leaders, as governments of the world were moving too slowly, with too little effort, and without the ambition, commitment and financing that it would take to stop or reverse the global climate crisis, women launched this call to demand for climate justice from world’s leaders.
WEP kicked off her global campaign for climate justice in Abuja, Nigeria on 18th
of August, 2015, during a forum she collaborated with Federal Ministry of Women Affairs
and Social Development (FMWASD) to convene -
This was followed by a One-
The campaign for climate justice climaxed at COP 21 in Paris, where different women organizations and Women’s Major Group came together and staged several actions ranging from side events, media conferences, meetings with heads of governments, climate marches, to push their demands in the new global climate agreement. At COP21, WEP in collaboration with Women in Europe for Common Future (WECF) and Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), organized a side event on Gender Just Climate Solutions where WEP showcased the works of the organizations that help women to mitigate the impacts of climate change. WEP’s John Baaki also participated in UNESCO side event on World Water Assessment Programme and made a presentation on “Nigerian Perspective on Water, Gender and Climate Change.”
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Register to attend Habitat III -
Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, taking place in Quito, Ecuador, 17–20 October 2016.
In Resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-
The United Nations General Assembly, in Resolution 67/216, decided to establish a preparatory committee to carry out the preparations for the conference. The Preparatory Committee (PrepCom), following the same resolution, will have had three meetings (PrepCom1, PrepCom2, and PrepCom3) before the opening of the conference.
The third session of the Preparatory Committee of the third United Nations Conference
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Register to attend PrepCom3 by 15 July 2016.
Open call for side events at PrepCom3: apply by 15 June 2016.
Open call to participate at the exhibition at PrepCom3: apply by 15 June 2016.
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