As part of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition in Birmingham the CAFOD team will be part of a flashmob to raise awareness of the Rio Declaration.
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It’s a good age to look back at what I have done so far (growing up in Paris, going to university, starting my professional life, getting familiar with the British culture etc.) and to start thinking about the future.
In a month the Rio+20 summit will start in Brazil. Also known as the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, it marks 20 years since the first Earth Summit took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Like for me, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved for our planet and to discuss the future we want to see.
In the run up to Copenhagen we felt part of a powerful global movement for climate justice. 60,000 joined our Climate Justice campaign in just nine months. 50,000 people marched through the streets of London on a cold December day in The Wave, the largest ever climate march this country has ever seen. Even this was dwarfed – in scale, energy and coldness – by the 100,000 who marched in Copenhagen a week later.
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