As part of the action to demand global justice during c21st in partnership with Nature Cares, Society for the transformation of Women and Children, Earth communication, campaign for Democracy and Human Rights and Child maternal and youth Leadership Initiative organized a one day “CLIMATE JUSTICE FORUM AND PRESS CONFERENCE TO CELEBRATE THE GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE” The program which brought together 50 participants representing women`s group, media, young people, People with disability and government took place on the 16th November, 2012 at CDHR building, 1, Fadeyi street Ikeja Lagos.
The participants were first sensitized on the need and call for climate justice. Presentations on Climate justice and health and the impacts of climate change on rural women were made by Mr Toyin Oshaniwa of Nature Cares and ms Tosin Oladosu of society for the Transformation of women and Children respectively. The presentations highlighted the injustice in the climate systems and how the impacts of climate change are affecting the people in the developing world especially women and children.
Ms Celine Osukwu, a representative of the people with disability also calls the attention of the participants to the devastating impacts of climate change on people with disability. She called on the Nigerian Government and the developed countries to take action to address climate change as people with disability are the most impacted an dthey are suffering much more from the impacts of climate change much more than any other group.
PRESS CONFERENCE -After the presentations and plenary discussions the press statement was read by Ms Titilope Akosa, the executive Director of C21st. The press conference was covered by both electronic and print media in Nigeria. The text of the press conference can be accessed at https://c21stnigeria.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/global-call-for-eu-and-us-to-take-responsibility-for-climate-change-nigerian-civil-society-calls-for-immediate-action-on-climate-change/