Salman Khairalla is an Iraqi activist who’s been fighting to protect his country’s marshes, a key water resource, since 2007.
What’s happening at COP21 and who’s leaving their mark
Photos, declarations, statements of all those who are participating in the Paris climate conference. What happens at COP21, day by day.
The conference on climate taking place in Paris is hosting a number of celebrities. Actors, politicians, activists, the witnesses of the disasters caused by climate change. From American actor Leonardo DiCaprio to the Latin American indigenous woman Diana Rios, from American former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore to the progressive Mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau.
They aim all together to give a boost to the ministries who are at Le Bourget in order to have them successfully conclude their task: reaching an agreement that involves all the countries under the United Nation Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and binds them to curb or reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Because it’s possible to keep the global average temperature rise within two degrees.
Tulasi Gowda is known as the goddess or encyclopaedia of the forest for her ability to extract seeds from mother trees and regenerate plant species.
Mohammed Reza Sahib, who fights for the right to water as a public good, has contributed to halting the privatisation of this resource in Indonesia.
He’s been fighting for solutions to India’s water crisis for a long time. Environmentalist and water defender Rajendra Singh tells us his story.
Moha Tawja is an activist fighting for the right to water in Morocco. The water defender tells us about the damage caused by the mining industry.
Tulasi Gowda, walking barefoot through the plantations, can discern the state of budding plants by just touching them lightly.
Greta Thunberg asks leaders to do more for our climate in a podcast written during lockdown: the pandemic has taught us how to face a global emergency, she says.
Black Lives Matter spokesperson Trahern Crews tells us about Minneapolis, the US city that has become a symbol of racism, police brutality and inequality.
Milan has announced one of Europe’s most ambitious mobility schemes, known as Strade Aperte (open roads). Its goal is to reduce cars in phase 2 of the lockdown by increasing bike lanes and pedestrian areas.