Abolishing Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Weapons- Live Update
Thursday, November 30th 2023 12:30-2pm ET (9:30-11pm UAE)
A link up and live update between activists at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, the COP 28 in Dubai, and the 2nd Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the 2MSP in New York. In New York, activists will gathered at The Bahá’i International Community’s United Nations Office in New York, right across the street from where the states parties to the treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons met. Those in Dubai zoomed in to join the conversation.
Watch the video to join the discussion on the links between these two existential threats and connect with our colleagues at the COP28 on how we can learn from each other and help build a stronger movement. Activists and experts at both events shared information, spoke on the proceedings and what was expected to come of the meetings, and discuss the vitally important connections between the two issues of abolishing fossil fuels and nuclear weapons. The conversation included activists from the Warheads to Windmills Coalition, International Peace Bureau, Peace Boat, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Fossil Fuel Treaty Initiative, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons!
This event was a crucial step in linking the climate and nuclear movements, the first of many conversations to come on how we can work together, engage wider audiences, and educate on the interconnectedness of these issues. Watch the recording to hear from the activists!
Organizations and Activists Involved
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Cherrill Spencer, 2MSP
Tamara Lorincz, COP28
Katrin Geyer, COP28
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Kuria Harrison, COP28
Stella Ziegler, 2MSP
Emilie McGlone, COP28
Molly Rosaaen, 2MSP
International Peace Bureau
Sean Conner, 2MSP
The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative
Rebecca Byrnes, COP28
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Melissa Parke, 2MSP
Warheads to Windmills Coalition
Timmon Wallis, 2MSP
DPR Taniela Kepa Siose, 2MSP