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Art to make us think

Marburg, a small town in the middle of Germany, was the home of CIDSE’s Inspire Change photo exhibition for the last three months. It all started off when I participated as a volunteer for Misereor at the CIDSE event “Change for the Planet – Care for the People“ in Katowice in December 2018. Through the... Continue Reading →

Fight Climate Change, Save the Reindeer!

After spending a week with 34 fellow CAFOD campaigners from Katowice, Poland, I returned to Hallam stunned. Why? Because I had been exposed to a reality that is uncomfortable, that affects me directly and which will affect my one-year-old granddaughter, Ada, even more, if we don’t take the opportunity we have right now to avert it.... Continue Reading →

Lifted together by momentum

At the Madrid airport just before taking off for Poland, Claudia and Marco, MU campaign coordinators, told us “This experience will change your life. Enjoy, be attentive, learn and meet many people. We will be here waiting, eager to learn from you “. And so it was. On December 5, five young people from the Spanish... Continue Reading →

To fight a losing battle

Adelaide and Laurent prepare to march for climate in Katowice Adelaide, 28, is an occupational therapist. Her studies and reading have sparked her interest in environmental issues. Though she doesn’t have an activist past, she was in Paris during COP21. Her husband Laurent, also 28, has 10 years of activism experience. He is a lawyer... Continue Reading →

The locals’ opportunity to engage

As a Chinese proverb says “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. We believe that any little contribution can make a difference. That’s the feeling we got from all the people that we met outside COP24 in Katowice last December. Thanks to the CIDSE staff, Chiara, Aga and Giorgio, who involved... Continue Reading →

Our impressions: a collective memoire

‘Climate action and climate justice. That’s what we want now.’ This chant gathered many people together who had arrived in Katowice from all over the world to stand up for the protection of our planet and its creatures during the preceding COP24. Among them was our group of 9 motivated volunteers from MISEREOR who spent... Continue Reading →

An intense journey inside and out

5 December – 6AM It’s still dark outside, but the alarms blare through our beauty sleep… The Flemish Belgian delegation is wide awake and ready to set off on their trip to Katowice, Poland... After a journey of 14 hours we arrived at our hotel and we immediately got welcomed by Anya, a nice lady... Continue Reading →

Ignited for climate action

After a long, hot day of carrying several tents from the UK to Belgium, we reached our destination: Wereldkamp 2018. The smiling faces of the CIDSE volunteers were the first people to greet us, and as soon as we caught sight of the camp there was an undeniable sense of community. Children were playing football... Continue Reading →

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