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SGI Joins Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB58)

Alexandra Masako Goossens-Ishii (second right) of the SGI Office for UN Affairs at the Bonn Climate Change Conference. Photo by Seikyo Press.

From June 5 to 15, SGI (Soka Gakkai International) representatives participated in the 58th meeting (SB58) of the subsidiary bodies of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany. On June 5, together with the Lutheran World Federation, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and the World Council of Churches, the SGI Office for UN Affairs co-organized a side event titled “Deliver climate action: Support a robust Global Stocktake from human rights and ethical perspectives.” The global stocktake is a process to assess progress on efforts to address climate change and represents a key opportunity for states to make a turning point for the protection of people and the planet. Prior to the meeting, the SGI cosponsored a submission with other civil society organizations calling for a fast, fair, full and funded phase-out of fossil fuels, strengthening the human rights perspective in climate action and protecting environmental defenders.

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