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Abolishing Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Weapons

This event has passed! 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 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 discussed 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

Peace Boat

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

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Warheads to Windmills Coalition

Timmon Wallis, 2MSP

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Tuvalu

DPR Taniela Kepa Siose, 2MSP