Our activities at COP22

The climate change negotiations in Marrakesh kicked off today. We have set up meetings and organized some exciting events and are coordinating activities with partners. Here’s an overview:

(If you’d like to receive updates during the COP, click here.)


The Sunshines of Africa

When: 7 – 13 November

Where: Jardin Sidi Bou Aamer, Quartier Riad Laarousse

The Sunshines of Africa (SOA) is a public installation artwork that includes performing arts to bring to life stories of hope for Africa, with a focus on how the region can be a home to the renewable energy revolution while confronting the impacts of climate change. For those who are going to be in Marrakesh – please bring photos and stories to add to the installation. If you are not going to be in Marrakesh but would like your story to feature on the installation, email papa@350.org.


Fracking Strategy Workshop:


When: 10 – 11 November

Where: Civil Society Autonomous Space (Cadi Ayyad University)

Description: We’re hosting a 2-day fracking meet-up, with the aim of strengthening the fracking movement in the North African region. This is bringing together existing groups that are fighting fracking to share strategies and ideas. Reach out to Sarah@350.org if you would like to hear more about the event. Or click here to register for the workshop.


Fracking film screenings:

When: 16 November

Where: Civil Society Autonomous Space (Cadi Ayyad University)

Description: We’ll be screening films about global anti-fracking fights. More details to come!


Climate Stories Exhibition:


When: 17 November

Where: Autonomous Civil Society Space (Cadi Ayyad University)

Description: Over the past couple of months, our local teams in South Africa, Ghana and Kenya have traveled to areas and communities that are impacted by climate change or working on climate solutions. We’ll be putting up an exhibition of these photos and stories from the local teams. If you’re going to be in Marrakesh – come and check it out. These stories will also be up online here.


Storytelling Hub


Our storytelling hub is live! We are collecting human stories about climate change impacts and successful community-led renewable energy projects in the region. This is a platform for community-building through storytelling. Submit your story here.


International Climate March


When: November 13, 2 PM
Where: El Harti Stadium

Together, let us face one of the greatest challenges of humanity, climate change, in order to protect our health, our food, our water, our environment and our air in order to create today the jobs of tomorrow. To change everything, we need everyone.

More details here — please RSVP!



Other events:


Spotlight on Environmental Defenders

12 November, from 6-7:30pm

The Indigenous Peoples Pavilion, 350.org, Amnesty International & Track0 are hosting a panel. The panel includes environment defenders from Brazil, Africa, Morocco, and a representative from the Republic of the Marshall Islands.


Keep It In the Ground: The Global Civil Society & Political Movement to End Fossil Fuel Extraction

14 November: 11am-12:30 pm, Green Zone

16 November: 11:30am-1 pm. Blue Zone

This panel explores global case studies of the growing civil society movement and political lobbying and legislative efforts to end fossil fuel extraction, aiding global mitigation efforts toward a zero-carbon future. In partnership with Center for Biological Diversity, Food and Water Watch, PUSH Sweden, Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries (SCMM).


Art Space

For the first week of COP, we’re facilitating an art space at the Cadi Ayyad University. The artspace is also a useful space to visit and learn more about other planned activities.