JA! Hosts 2nd Climate Justice conference in Maputo


After a hugely successful climate justice conference last year, JA! Friends of the Earth Mozambique is hosting our 2nd climate justice conference on 31 August, 1 and 2 September.
Below please find a draft agenda of our meeting.
Even though the budget for this year’s meeting was even less than what we got last year, we are managing to bring together about 50 community people from all across Mozambique plus Mozambican civil society organisations and government officials. We also bringing together about 20 international people, including from Africa, Europe & Asia. The countries represented are Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Sweden, India and Japan.
And the Mozambican Minister for Environment, Land and Rural Development is officially opening the conference!
We hope to make this a yearly conference, and hope you all will plan to join us for this in the future.
from the JA! team
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31 August – 2 September 2016

Maputo, Mozambique


Participants arrive – latest 30 August


DAY ONE: 31 August (Wednesday)


Time Item Speaker/ Facilitator
07.30 – 08.30 Registration of all participants  
08.30 – 08.45 Welcome note



Official Opening: H.E. Minister Celso Correia – MITADER





08.45 – 9.30 Short Introduction of participants Facilitator/ All


Intro to Main Big Picture Climate Reality Session Moderator
9.30 – 9.45 Maputo declaration from 2015 & where has the world come since then Samuel Mondlane
9.45 – 10.00


Planetary Crisis – introduction, urgency for action on climate change (climate science, 1.5°, tipping points, carbon budget, impacted peoples) dipti bhatnagar
10.00 – 10.15 Explaining the post-Paris scenario, what did we win and what did we lose in Paris, how we use the international spaces for inter-connecting our struggles Nnimmo Bassey
10.15 – 10.45 Debate All
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break All
11.15 – 11.45 False solutions – the problems with net zero, geoengineering and financialisation of nature and real world consequences of false solutions Nnimmo Bassey
11.45 – 12.00 Big dams as a false solution to the climate crisis Rudo Sanyanga
12.00 – 13.00 Debate All
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch  
Intro to Session on Mozambican Climate Change Platform Moderator
14.00 – 14.30 Mozambique Climate Change Platform presentation & debate Manuel Cardoso
14.30 – 16.15 Economic injustice feeds climate change: Corporate power, commodities markets, debt and the international climate negotiations Ruth Nyambura and Tim Jones
16.15 – 16.30 Wrap Up & close Day 1 One of the participants
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee and snacks and then people can leave All


DAY TWO: 1 September (Thursday)

Time Item Speaker/ Facilitator
08.30 – 08.45 Overview of Day 1 One of the participants
Intro to Coal and Climate Session Moderator
8.45 – 9.00 Framing the debate on coal – why does it need to end now, how coal finance angle can be used in coal campaigning, etc (Include the international scenario on fights against coal) Trusha Reddy
9.00 – 9.15 Presenting the Indian context on coal – coal fights in India as well as Indian coal companies operating in Africa Vijayan M.J.
9.15 – 9.30 Hearing from the Jindal and Vale Mozambican coal affected communities, including information about the recent southern African Peoples’ Tribunal held in Swaziland Anabela Lemos, Gizela Zunguze
9.30 – 10.30 Communities speak out about coal impacts they are facing Affected communities, Vale, Jindal, Mpumalanga
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break All
11.00 – 13.00 Launch of JA coal report, talking about the economics of coal in Mozambique. Tim Jones
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break All
Intro to Gas and Climate Session  
14.00 – 14.15 Framing around why Gas is not a transition fuel Daniel Ribeiro
14.15 – 14.30 Presentation by CIP (Contracts) CIP
14.30 – 14.45 Presentation by CTV about gas (Resettlement and compensation) CTV
14.45 – 15.00 Presentation by Grupo de Divida (Debt and resources) Grupo de Divida
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break All
15.30 – 16.45 Debate All
16.45 – 17.00 Overview & Closing One of the participants


DAY THREE: 2 September (Friday)

Time Item Responsible/Speaker
08.30 – 08.45 Overview of Day 2


One of the participants
Intro to real peoples’ solutions to the climate crisis, and way forward  
8.45 – 9.00 Good energy solutions – what kind of energy solutions do we want for the world, with examples dipti bhatnagar
9.00 – 9.15 Micro Hydro as a solution Domingos Neto, Associacao Kwaedza Simukai Manica
9.15 – 9.35 Community forest management            as a real solution to the climate crisis, and challenges that communities face Rene Machoco, JA!


Communities from Mabu and  Muzo

Session on Food sovereignty, Agriculture and Land  
9.35 – 9.55 Agriculture, land and energy David Fig
9.55 – 10.15 Agroecology as a real peoples solution to the climate crisis, and challenges faced Elizabeth Mpofu
10.15 – 10.35 Agriculture challenges and solutions in Mozambique Renaldo Chingore
10.35 – 11.05 Coffee Break All
11.05 – 12.00 Recap the agriculture and land arguments & Debate Ruth (recap) Discussion – All
12.00 – 13.00 Linking Gender, Extractives & Climate Justice -including debate Ruth Nyambura and Mela Chiponde
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch All
14.00 – 15.30 Strategy and way forward in small groups All
15.30 – 16.30 Coming back to plenary to discuss next steps ahead All
16.30 – 17.00 Closing remarks Anabela Lemos
17.00 onwards Snacks and get together  



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