Call for Workshops
Climate justice needs your contribution!
We are looking for contributions to the workshop program of the People’s Climate Summit (November 6th and 7th).
In November 2017, thousands of delegates and climate activists from all over the world will be traveling to Bonn for the 23rd UN climate change conference (COP23). The COP23 Presidency is held by Fiji, an island nation that will be strongly affected by climate change. The logistics of the conference are being handled by Germany,
industrial nation and one of the crucial CO2 emitters. This is a unique opportunity for us to speak out for climate justice!
One thing is certain: the time window in which global warming can be limited to 1.5 degrees is closing fast. To achieve this goal, we need to transform our society into one that is based on caring for the planet and our fellow humans – rather than on exploitation.
We will be gathering in Bonn at the People’s Climate Summit (link) from November 3 to 7 to move our struggles for a just and ecological society forward. Three central evening panels are planned for the weekend of November 3 to 5; full days of workshops are scheduled for November 6 and 7. Our conference will be a place of encounter and communication designed to inspire and strengthen our work for climate justice.
For the workshop program, we are looking for contributions focusing on realizing social and ecological transformation, such as:
- ecological agriculture and alternative trade mandates, Care Revolution and freedom of movement, sustainable transportation, renewable energy, solidarity economy, de-growth and Solidarity Cities
- global struggles for climate justice; struggles against overexploitation of natural resources and nuclear power
- networking and practical support for climate justice initiatives
- events linking different issues and movements
We’re welcoming creative formats (participatory methods, theater, etc.). As of August 15, you can submit your proposal for a workshop on a registration form available here. The submission deadline is September 17th.
The maximum number of workshops is limited due to space constraints. We want to ensure that our conference presents various perspectives. We will therefore be taking gender and other orientation points into account when selecting the workshops.
See you in Bonn!
The organizers of the People’s Climate Summit