Action Now! Climate Youth Activism
Thursday, May 26, 2022 10-11am ET Online
Join us for this lively online discussion with Q&A
Registration fee $5 or send us an email if you would like a free ticket
Anisa Bek Derna AKA Nissa Bek is a media personality and a climate activist and the founder of Project Mulan, a youth led project that aims to spread and achieve the UN Development Programme's sustainable development goals in Libya. Bek Derna was Libya's representative at @connect4climate's Youth Driving Ambition (2021 PreCOP26 in Milan). In addition to her personal projects she is the national leader of Let’s Do it and Fridays for Future in Libya.

Ahmed Elhadj Taieb, environmental blogger, is a 23 year old Environmental Science student with a major in waste management, pursuing a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering. Taieb is General Secretary of the Youth for Climate Tunisia Movement and is also a Youth Ambassador with the international movement Break Free from Plastic. Ahmed Elhadj Taieb is one of the youngest Tunisians to participate in COP as part of the official delegation and recently was named one of the 10 African youth climate activists that are changing the face of the planet. 

Mitzi Jonelle Tan is a full-time climate justice activist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is the convenor for and international spokesperson for Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines YACAP, the Fridays For Future of the Philippines. She is also an organizer with FFF International and FFF MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas) making sure that especially voices from the Global South are heard, amplified, and given space.
Notes from Grove Harris TOU Representative to the UN
Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty
The Temple of Understanding participates in the Committee of Religious NGOs- Climate Working Group. We are grateful to Beth Blissman, our Loretto Community colleague, for her leadership in bringing Tzeporah Berman to discuss the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative at the monthly meeting. This 35 minute video is available online at here and includes questions from the TOU's Grove Harris. 

Small Fry: States and Stakeholders on the front lines to save Multilateralism
Our colleague Dr. Robert Zuber, Director of UN-based Global Action to Prevent War and Armed Conflict, has written a thoughtful post about power dynamics and the credibility challenges the UN faces, heightened in recent times. While we suggest reading his whole post, Small Fry: States and Stakeholders on the front lines to save Multilateralism, we offer this excerpt from his writing: "... it is clear that this conflict has implications beyond Ukraine’s borders, including food insecurity for states within and beyond Africa dependent on Ukrainian wheat, national budgets already strained from a global pandemic dipping frantically into the global weapons market, and states close to the conflict zone scrambling to find reassuring security ties which may or may not ultimately reassure. ..."
A Moral Call for Peace and Climate Justice
Sunday May 22, 2022
5:00 - 6:30pm ET
Marble Collegiate Church
1 West 29th St, New York, NY

*Live streamed & In-person event
The energy crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine has brought renewed interest in energy independence and clean energy investments. But it will only happen if our elected officials have the moral courage to prioritize our collective future. On May 22, we will come together across diverse faith traditions to advance a shared commitment to peace, good jobs, justice, and a rapid transition to clean, renewable, and affordable energy for all.
Watch our latest
"Let’s Go Organic: Empowering Local Food Systems" 
Dialogue with Dave Chapman, Spencer Fenniman, Ango Sara Tashker. 
Recorded April 22, 2022
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