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COP21: Day 8

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by Dido Mani on 8 December, 2015

Monday at COP21 included discussing fashion and climate. Make it last has the latest from the climate conference.

The Paris 2015 UN World Climate Change Conference (COP21) aims to reach a new international agreement to keep the global warming below two degrees. Make it Last keeps you up to date with the latest news and happenings. 

– Today and tomorrow, the French organization Universal Love organizes the conference Changing Fashion for the Sake of the Climate, as part of the COP21. During this conference various speakers discuss the problems and challenges for the fashion industry regarding climate change and how we can reduce the environmental impact of fashion. At the end of the seminar, a Charter of Good Practices and the engagement of Fashion for the Climate will be signed by the sector’s main actors and they will summarize the solutions that will be made available to all the sector’s professionals. More information here.

– Next to the regular COP21 program, there are a lot of interesting and beautiful public initiatives. Like the indigenous flotilla yesterday on the Bassin de la Villette; a historic kayak action that demands indigenous people’s rights in the Paris climate summit. The flotilla was followed by a press conference featuring indigenous leaders from the Americas delivering strong warnings of the consequences of climate change and holistic solutions to protect Mother Earth. Considering that indigenous communities often face the worst consequences of climate change, the decision to reject indigenous rights and advocate for false solutions is not only intolerable and offensive for indigenous communities, but it’s also illogical and could damage the climate change movement as a whole. The communities are fighting to get their voices heard; they demand real climate solutions, including bottom-up initiatives originating in indigenous knowledge, culture and spirituality.

– Tomorrow the main subject in the Climate Generations Areas will be Women and Gender, with a wide variety of speakers and attending organizations. While the impacts of climate change are often experienced differently by men and women, with women disproportionately affected due to differing gender roles and inequalities, Gender Day is firmly focused on women’s role as leaders, innovators and change agents in addressing climate change. If you are at the Climate Generations Areas, also make sure to check out the broad selection of films, documentaries, programs and series in the cinema of the Climate Generations Areas with various screenings and debates every day!

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