The Foundation's team arrived in Durban yesterday evening and went straight to the Kings Park Stadium to the Bishop Geoff Davies organised “We have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice Rally”
The Foundation’s team arrived in Durban yesterday evening (Sunday 27) and went straight to the Kings Park Stadium to the Bishop Geoff Davies organised “We have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice Rally”.
Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu supported the Rally which was organised to present a united civil society front before the UNFCCC talks officially open on Monday 28 November. Archbishop Tutu summed up the mood when he said “We have only one home. This is the only home we have. And whether you are rich or poor, this is your only home … you are members of one family, the human race.”
Incoming COP President, Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC Christiana Figueres and Mary Robinson were among those who addressed the audience and signed the petition that will be brought to the UNFCCC talks this morning (Monday 28).
The petition read: “We call our neighbours to treat the earth with respect, resist disorder, live in peace with each other including embracing a legally binding climate change treaty.”
Editorial: Global warming talks in South Africa represent way forward – MassLive, 28th November 2011
We have faith Multi-faith Mass Rally and Concert at COP17 in Durban – SAFCEI, 18th November 2011