Na mysli, the Czech partner of Game On! Project released a press release on COP27 in cooperation with the Climate Coalition platform in the Czech Republic. In this press release, Na mysli appealed in particular to climate justice and to the unheard voices of the global South where climate change is devastating the most and at the same time the voice of the most vulnerable people remain unheard.
Before COP27, Na mysli organized the Prague part of the „Speakers Tour“ when representatives from indigenous communities from Central America came to speak about their struggles with climate change and their demands for justice and loss and damage funding. Na mysli organized a press briefing for the media with the Speakers and a meeting with representatives of the Czech climate movement.
During COP27, Na mysli reported on its progress (or stagnation) in negotiations on social networks. One of Young Ambassadors of the Game On! Project was attending COP27 in Egypt, she was also a part of the delegation of the European Presidency. Her team negotiated the European position. Unfortunately, the issue of mitigation was not as very successful unlike the negotiation of a new fund to cover loss and damage. After the return of this Young Ambassador, Na mysli organized an internal online call with the other ambassadors of the project, where information from the negotiations and common observations were shared. On Friday November, 25. a public discussion took place to COP27 in Prague, where the Game on project was represented in the panel by other Young Ambassador, Veronika Králová, who participated in the Fact Finding Mission in Guatemala in July this year, where she gathered a lot of information and testimonies about the impacts of climate change on the most vulnerable communities and these experiences then she built on in her next tenure. She has become thus an extended voice for climate justice. A large number of people came to this discussion, including one Czech MEP.
Stanislava Tomková, Na mysli project coordinator, said: Unfortunately, COP climate conferences largely reproduce already existing inequalities and climate injustice. Thanks to our project activities in the countries of the Global South we know that the voice of the most vulnerable of the countries overwhelmingly affected by the consequences of the climate crisis remains unheard. They do not have the opportunity to participate in COPs, nor the means to afford such a trip, as they are fighting for bare survival. The Czech Republic should advocate for effective help and real climate justice. However, it is definitely not enough just to start fulfilling our commitments and contribute USD 1 million per year to the Green Climate Fund.
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