The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) with the support of the Joint Country Programmes has started preparing for the COP 21 Climate Change Caravan of Hope.
The Emergency and Development and Youth Desks at the council have been holding planning meetings to raise resources for the caravan which is a climate change awareness and advocacy initiative.
The Climate Change Caravan of Hope is expected to start from Nairobi with activities around the event including community mobilization, road shows, signature petitions, cycling and workshops in collaboration with selected media organizations represented by senior journalists.
The annual Conference of Parties (COP) for 2015, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
With France playing a leading international role in hosting this seminal conference COP21 will be one of the largest international conferences with an expected 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.