The Green Belt Movement at COP21 in Paris

December 2, 2015
Aisha Karanja - The Green Belt Movement Executive DirectorI am looking forward to joining the over 25,000 delegates attending the COP21 Conference in Paris.  The Green Belt Movement (GBM) will take the message that forests remain critical to any climate mitigation and adaptation strategy and that rural communities, where most of our world's forests are, must remain at the heart of those solutions. 
We are delighted that again this year, the Green Belt Movement will be well represented in Paris by Wanjira Mathai, our Board Chair, Charles Mwangi, Senior Program Officer - Climate Change and myself. Among some of the events we will speak at include: the Green Landscapes Forum, Launch of the African Restoration Initiative (AFR100), Women Leading Solutions Frontiers, UNFPA Innovators Event and the Power Africa Forum.

I was encouraged to read that this week, government leaders reaffirmed the fact that forests are a key climate solution.  As Christina Figuere's so aptly put it "never before has a responsibility so great been in the hands of so few". The stakes are high and GBM will be there to keep the pressure on. 

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See you in Paris on 3-12 December!