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COP22 – Morocco

Interview with Sister Jayanti – Inner resilience

In this interview, in the Climate Change Studio, Sister Jayanti taks about a number of topics, including inner resilence, the role of faith based organisations in helping to manage climate change and the role of Brahma Kumaris in the climate change negotiations.

COP22 – Interview videos

Here are videos of interviews of Valériane held at COP22.

COP22 – summary video

This video was made from a collection of excellent photos and videos taken at the conference. It gives a good overview of the contribution made by Brahma Kumaris.

Fighting climate change with inner change

This article was prompted by an interview of Golo Pliz by ZME Science. It identifies the need to respond to climate change that is banging on our doors. Golo responds that it is the inner consciousness that needs to change. “If we don’t change our attitudes and awareness on the inside, it will be very difficult to change the world on the outside. The inner world, our mind, and the outer world are very, very strongly interconnected.”

COP22 – Report 17th – 18th November

This report includes:

Thursday:

  • Sister Jayanti’s departure from Morroco
  • UNFCCC Faith Meeting
  • Closing of the Earth Forum
  • Vikram and Manoj presentation in the Agora Space
  • Attending the high level meeting on Accelorating Climate Action and being able to hand out blessing cards to the ministers

Friday:

  • Review of achievements of COP22
  • BK side event “Trust and peace building approaches for ambitious climate action”
  • Team photo

Appendix

  • Transcript of Sister Jayanti’s presentation to the Fez Climate Conscience Summit.

COP22 – Report 16th November

This report includes:

  • Women Leaders and the Global Transformation Summit held in the 5-star Palmaraie Golf Palace and Sister Jayanti’s presentation
  • The COP22 Interfaith Statement being handed over to the UN by Sister Jayanti and others
  • A late afternoon BK programme that was well attended
  • Some great photos of the art exhibition in the Green Zone.

COP22 – Report 15th November

This report includes:

  • Sister Jayanti and Golo facilitating at The Sustainable Innovation Forum in the 5-star Four Seasons Resort and their meeting with Lord Nicholas Stern
  • Attending the welcome speech by the King
  • Valériane describing yogic farming at the Traditional Knowledge side event
  • Piero Mussini describing his work with yogic farming on his own farm
  • Vikram and Manoj giving interviews
  • A dinner party for friends at the villa

COP22 – Report 14th November

This report includes:

  • Valériane chairing the interfaith co-ordination meeting
  • Golo’s presentation on the final day of the Earth Forum
  • Interfaith dinner at Palais Soleiman
  • A Morrocan dinner party at the villa

COP22 – Report 12th & 13th November

This report includes:

  • Forum of the Earth, a two day event
  • Climate change, food and the arts
  • African agriculture
  • Delightful photos

COP22 – Report 11th November

This report includes:

  • Juan interviews
  • Golo presentation at the Climate Change Studio
  • Discussion on women, environment and non-violence
  • Press conference on youth perspectives
  • A roundtable dinner
  • Working with a Moroccan think tank

COP22 – Report 10th November

This report includes:

  • Early morning press conference
  • Brahma Kumaris press conference
  • Interfaith meeting
  • Official handover of the COP22 Interfaith Statement
  • Intergenerational dialogue in the green zone
  • Vikram at the Indigenous Day

COP22 – Report 9th November

The full team have been out and about, making their presence felt in the conference area. This report includes:

  • Interviews with Juan and Romina
  • Dinner with GreenFaith
  • Service on the Climate Train
  • Beautiful music by Desert Rose
  • Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum
  • Side event: Faith and climate resilience.

COP22 – Report 8th November

The BK team is now applying itself to the business of the conference with many meetings and interactions with other groups. Included in this report:

  • Meeting RINGO
  • faith based organizations coordination meeting
  • working with UN Development Program (UNDP)
  • Sister Jayanti interview in the Climate Change studio
  • Interfaith dialogue organised by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment
  • and music from Myrthe

COP22 – Report 7th November

On this first day of the COP22 itself, the team have set up their exhibition stand and started to meet the other delegates from faith based organisations and government members. This report includes:

  • Sister Jayanti initiating our activities with meditation
  • Exhibition news (colourful wristband and blessing cards very popular)
  • Our activities at the Oasis space (Valériane and Golo holding dialgoues)
  • Some of the people we have met
  • Juan active as a youth leader in the panel discussion on Youth Day.

COP22 off to a flying start

The Brahma Kumaris delegates have all arrived in Marrakech, Morocco in good time for the start of events for the COP22 meeting (Conference of Parties – organised by UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). This first report includes activities of:

  • Fez, summit of conscience, Mr Nizar Baraka, president of the economic, social and environment council of Morocco and president of the science committee of the COP22 was the host for the summit
  • Conference of Youth (COY12) (detailed report to follow)
  • “A Sacred Relationship with Nature”, a programme held in Casablanca
  • Getting organised – meeting after a year of intense preparation.

COP22 – Delegates and calendar of events

The Brahma Kumaris team are now assembling and gettting ready to attend the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco (7-18 November 2016).

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