Caravan of Hope
Last November, more than 150 African climate activists travelled over 4000 miles through 10 countries to highlight the impact climate change has already had on their lives and to make their voices heard during the UN climate change talks in Durban, South Africa.
On the way, they collected signatures for the African People’s petition calling for the richest countries to agree to further binding cuts on carbon emissions and for a fair deal for Africa.
Speaking on the importance of the caravan, Nizigama Sylvane, a farmer from Burundi said: ‘It is a great pleasure for me to take part in this caravan to take this situation in hand across all of Africa. We are travelling and spreading awareness throughout the African people. When we get together, it’s the best way of tackling the damage. It gives us strength. When Africa speaks with one voice, the richer, industrialised countries will hear what we are saying: how they can reduce their gases to protect life.’