SB50Pt2This report gives a summary on the BKEI involvement in the second week of SB50, the intercessional meeting of the United Nation Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn.

In this second week the BKEI served through:

  • a stand with information material and posters
  • Our BKEI official Side Event on Thursday 27th June
  • One focus of networking was with youth to prepare for COY15 in Chile
  • Another focus had been on bilateral meetings with people from the UNFCCC and the new Chilean COP25 Presidency.

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460 SB50 2019 teamThe Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50) hosted a wide range of events, meetings, and negotiating sessions to raise ambitions to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerate resilience-building efforts.  Brahma Kumaris were an active participant at this event.

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Bonn2018 2This report includes:

  • presentation of BK action in climate change mitigation
  • WCCB INterfaith co-ordination meeting
  • Living the change initiative
  • Workshop linking data and aggregation deliverables
  • Earth witness side event
  • Centre for climate change meeting

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Report BonnSB48 final 1This meeting, held April 2018  in Bonn, was for Civil Society members to discuss and reflect on climate change and human rights.  The participants considered ways in which the states who had signed the Paris Agreement could be encouraged to deliver on their undertaking.  This meeting was to prepare the strategies available.  The Talanoa dialogue was employed.  The indigenous peoples and the faith-based communities took part.  The impacts of the efforts of each country were gamed with significant results.

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zSideEventBonn2017On Monday 8th May2017, Brahma Kumaris, QUNO and Newcastle University co-organized a panel named: “A Negotiator‘s tool-kit: a range of powerful arguments to engage with busy Ministries on clear and concise reasons for urgent climate action.”  The question to the panelists was: “How would you convince your ministry about taking urgent action in 5 minutes?”.

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There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.