Climate & Environment

Text and Photos by Joseph Purugganan

On December 8 2015, the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers, Focus on the Global South, Afrika Kontakt, FIAN International, and Transnational Institute organized a public meeting in Paris, at the Zone of Action, to hear the critical perspectives of fishing communities on Blue Carbon.  

10th December, Paris: Representatives of social movements, grassroots and community groups, and environmental campaigning organisations, between them representing millions of people across the globe, have come together today to denounce the failure of the climate negotiations in Paris.

Parallel to the climate conference in Paris, social movements and allies within the ‘Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles’ stand up for climate justice and real solutions to the climate crisis.  

By Herbert Docena

Herbert is a former staff member of Focus. He is in Paris monitoring the developments inside and outside the talks.

Photo Caption: Which road to systems change? Photo by Joseph Purugganan. Paris 2015. 

PARIS - As usual, the deadlock in the on-going UN climate change summit here in Paris is being depicted the by media, government officials, NGOs, and even activists as a reprise of the long-running struggle between the so-called “developed” and “developing” countries and/or between “big polluters” and the “people.”


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