COP23 – Bonn

COP23 – Sister Jayanti interview

During COP23 in Fiji, Sister Jayanti gave an interview in the Climate Action Studio. She identifed the link between individual consciousness and the mitigation of the effects of climate change. She gives a number of practical examples. This is a fascinating insight.

Report on debriefing of COP23 16 Jan 18

Valériane Bernard attended the COP23 debriefing on behalf of the Brahma Kumaris. The meeting was held in Geneva. The meeting included a number of senior members of faith-based organisations from around the world. They sought to find ways of maximising the outcomes from the COP23 held in Bonn.

COP23 – Religion World report of Brahma Kumaris

Religion World have created a web site report of the Brahma Kumaris efforts at COP23 and make some very positive statements. Their report includes pages from one of our reports and a video talk from Sister Jayanti talking about the importance of our planet and our universal need to look after it.

COP23 – Press statement, Visionary Leadership

Following the press conference on 13th November (Visionary Leadership for a Sustainable Future), Sister Jayanti issued a press statement.

COP23 – Delivering the message by bicycle

The Parliament of the World’s Religions reports on the delivery by bicycle of the Interfaith Climate Declaration at COP23 by a host of world spiritual leaders, including the Brahma Kumaris.

COP23 Report 16th and 17th Nov

This report includes:

16th Nov

  • Side Event in Bonn Zone: Faith and Community Approach to Climate Action
  • Sharing with Solar Cooker International
  • Interfaith meeting deciding next year’s actions
  • Meeting the Indian Minister of Environment
  • Our panel: Mobilising inner resources towards sustainable living

COP23 Report 15th Nov

This report includes:

  • News of the opening of the high-level negotiations and Sister Jayanti attending
  • Carolin meeting UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Ms. Espinoza
  • Sister Jayanti and the launch of the “Declaration of the ethical principals”
  • Sister Jayanti interviewed by “Balance”
  • COP delegates meeting M. Macron, President of France
  • Side event “Transforming lives, hearts and policies”

Dinner with Markus Kurzdiel of the German Society for International Cooperation

COP23 Report 14th Nov

This report includes:

  • World Climate Summit at the Kameha Grand Hotel
  • RINGO meeting
  • News of the Solar Impulse Foundation
  • News of Climate Action Summit 2018, by USA representatives
  • Sustainable Action Forum, The challenge of changing mindset
  • Visionary Leadership for a Sustainable Future: a public programme in Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
  • A beautiful place of silence

COP23 Report 13th Nov 2017

This report includes:

  • Launch of International Solar Alliance and meeting ministers
  • BK Press conference: “Visionary leadership for a sustainable future”
  • UNFCCC press conference: “10 must-knows on climate change”
  • Meeting the Dominican and Bolivian delegations
  • Meeting Global Peace Initiative of Women representatives
  • Evening reception
  • Photo: meditation in the main conference hall

COP23 reports 11th Nov and 12th Nov

This report includes:


  • A summary of the negotiations and the activities of USA
  • Side event at the EU Pavillion: Visionary Leadership for the transition to clean technology
  • Meeting Upendra Tripathy, Director General, International Solar Alliance
  • Interfaith press conference: Changing lifestyle for a sustainable future
  • Köln region carnival – very colourful

COP23 report 10th Nov

This report includes:

  • delivery by rickshaw
  • singing Greenpeace
  • Meeting UNFCCC Secretary General
  • Climate policy frameworks by German research institutes
  • Visiting famous places
  • Hope and strength for a world in transition
  • Interview by Solution Zone TV

COP23 Report 9th Nov

This report includes:

  • Youth and future generations day
  • The multi-faith sustainable living initiative
  • Young feminist day
  • Indo-German dialogue on Sustainable Lifestyles
  • A stage performance: “Close the Gap”
  • 100% Renewable energies
  • Yoga in the Indian Pavilion
  • Great food and farewell to Didier

COP23 report 8th Nov

This report includes:

  • Women and Gender Constituency meeting
  • Meeting of faith-based organisations
  • Sister Jayanti’s interview in the Climate Action Studio
  • some very good photos

COP23 report 7th Nov

This report from the BK COP team includes:

  • Interfaith programme “Sustainable living”
  • RINGO meeting
  • A surprise find
  • Juan’s interview by a North Carolina reporter
  • Juan’s nano interview
  • Photo of our team and stand
  • Sonja and Golo meeting Dr Daniel Klingenfeld, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Photos of the team in action

COP23 report 6th Nov

This report from the BK COP team includes:

  • The opening of the conference
  • The opening of the BK stands
  • The side event: Global implications of rapidly changing Arctic
  • Golo’s presentation at Cologne Institute for Tropical Science
  • BK side event: Visionary leadership for the transition to clean energy
  • Evening reception
  • Team photo

COP23 report 2nd – 5th Nov

This first report from the BK COP team includes:

  • Summary of the meeting
  • News of India One being used for publicity by the German Government
  • News from Hamburg, Bremmen and Bonn
  • The delegation setting up
  • News from Conference of Youth

COP23 – BK Programmes

Seminar: Climate Change, Ethics, Renewable Energy (6 Nov 2017) Panel: Hope and Strength for a World in Transition (10 Nov 2017) Faltblatt auf Deutsch Leaflet in English Panel: Visionary Leadership for a Sustainable Future (14 Nov 2017)

COP23 – UN Climate Change Conference

At the UN Climate Change Conference this year (COP23, from 6 to 17 November) nations of the world will meet to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines.

Brahma Kumaris getting ready for COP23

The Brahma Kumaris COP23 team is now assembling and getting ready for a busy time at the COP23 event in Bonn, Germany. We all need to be leaders and change makers in order to face the challenges that are to come with a proceeding climate change. Where do we find the courage to transform ourselves and to inspire our human family? There is an urgent call to create a sustainable life style for all.

COP23 – Visionary Leadership for a Sustainable Future

A panel discussion will be held Tuesday 14th November, 7:00 – 21:00 hrs (reception at 6:15pm) including a number of top speakers:

  • Sister Jayanti, Director, Brahma Kumaris
  • Anne Barre, Women Engage for a common Future (WECF), Coordinator Gender & Climate Policy, Strategic Partnerships.
  • Joachim Golo Pilz, Energy Advisor Brahma Kumaris, Head of India-One solar thermal power plant

The moderator will be:

  • Thomas Bruhn, Potsdam Research Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (

Welcome to an evening where different pioneers share their visions on how a sustainable future society can look like.

We all need to be leaders and change makers in order to face the challenges that are to come with a proceeding climate change. Where do we find the courage to transform ourselves and to inspire our human family? There is an urgent call to create a sustainable life style for all.

The venue will be:

LVR, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn