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The opener of this week’s engagement to poverty relief at CENFACS is Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (CPSAC) – Phase 2 with What Bonn Say. It is the start of our follow up of the climate change talks which are scheduled to run from 6 to 17 November 2017.
The week is also the continuation of A la Une (Autumn Leaves of Action to Upkeep the Nature in Existence) campaign with a change of gear as we are now campaigning for Saving Rainforests. In the last six weeks, our leaves of advocacy action held under A la Une were Save Endangered Animal Species, Water Access and Conservation, and Reduce Air Pollution.
Finally, a week ago we introduced CENFACS Charity eShop. Some of you have noticed some changes on the structure of our website and something new on the page Support Us. This is about the CENFACS Charity eShop which is in construction.
• CENFACS Charity eShop
You can donate unwanted and unneeded goods to help run CENFACS Charity eShop and raise the money for deserving causes of poverty reduction. A summary of the kinds of goods eligible for donations is given on the page Support Us of this website.
To donate goods and or find more about CENFACS Charity eShop, just contact CENFACS.
• CPSAC – Phase 2: What Bonn Say
The Climate Change Conference in Bonn (Germany) is a wonderful opportunity to start taking bold decisions and serious actions about the protection of the victims of climate change, notably children and the new generations. One can hope that in the contents to be deliberated and shared at the Bonn Conference children issues will have a stake, especially for issues related to children living in those poor parts of the world with less or without climate protection.
One can also expect that beyond the BIG picture of the Conference agenda, the following child protection contents will be included in the Bonn climate talks:
- Better climate governance that works for and benefits children’s welfare and well-being
- The political economy of negotiations for child protection against climate-induced poverty
- Green and climate capacity building and education for child protection
- Climate-friendly and children-friendly technologies for poverty relief
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation programmes for children and future generations.
Another hope for the Bonn gathering could be climate finances and insurances, which are still pending and need to benefit less fortunate children from the poorest areas and communities of the world.
For details about the United Nations Climate Change Conference, visit: https://cop23.unfccc.int
• Save Rainforests
Support the African Regions of Tropical Rain Forest and the Savannah Lands.
Save Rainforests Campaign is shaped around three strands of action as follows: actions against threats to rainforests, action against deforestation and action against forest poverty.
•• Action against threats to rainforests is our stand for the removal of any form of pressures to rainforests from those who want to conduct illegal logging and forest clearance activities in Africa in places like the Congo basin.
•• Action against deforestation and forest degradation is our rise against the forest clearance activities through slash-and-burn without replanting and natural regeneration. Deforestation and forest degradation in Africa and elsewhere continue despite zero-deforestation pledges made by some countries, companies and other players around the world.
•• Action against forest poverty linked to the exploitation of rainforests. We are acting against poverty experienced by those who are poor and use the forest products to make their living (e.g. woods to cook and warm houses). Our action is against poverty not against poor people. We are also acting against poverty created or exacerbated by those who are not poor but exploit forests for big business vested interests. As a result of their behaviour, they create and or exacerbate poverty in the rainforest regions.
Save Rainforests Campaign does not stop there. It goes further in seeking solutions to save rainforests by exploring ways of rescuing forests including plants, trees and other natural species living in the rainforests. Therefore, our engagement about saving rainforests is about tracking deforestation in Africa with the aim of advocating for the reduction of the pressures on the local poor and the development of green conservation and sustainable forestry.
Our July 2015 call for support to life-renewing forest products and reforestation in the African Regions of Tropical Rain Forest and the Savannah Lands is an example of the ways of saving African rainforests. Very little has changed and been done since 2015 for the state of African rainforests.
Because of the lack of sustained progress on this matter, we are renewing our call for action and support for the African Regions of Tropical Rain Forest and the Savannah Lands. We are doing it through these Autumn Leaves of Action to Upkeep the Nature in Existence (A la Une).
To respond to our call to save rainforests and or support Save Rainforests, please contact CENFACS.
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We look forward to receiving your regular visits to CENFACS website and continuing support.
With many thanks!