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New publication: Knowledge Brokering from the Global South: Mobilising Knowledge for Climate Advocacy

Knowledge brokering is an important strategy for climate advocacy, and knowledge brokers can serve as a bridge between diverse perspectives on climate change and amplifying the voices of marginalised communities. So far, perspectives on knowledge brokering have predominantly come from the Global North, with little attention to the experiences of organisations brokering knowledge in the Global South. 

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The power of South-South collaboration and peer learning: SSN’s Knowledge Partner Gathering

From 26 February to 2 March, the District 6 Homecoming Center in Cape Town was abuzz with excitement, collaboration and ideation as, for the first time, SSN, through the Voices for Just Climate Action (VCA) programme, hosted an in-person Knowledge Partners Gathering workshop with our in-country partners from Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Indonesia, Tunisia, Zambia and Kenya.

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3rd edition of Megafone Activism Awards

The third edition of the MEGAFONE ACTIVISM AWARD 2024 takes place in March and April 2024. It is an initiative of the Megafone Coalition, composed of the organisations Pimp My Carroça, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), Engajamundo, Sumaúma Jornalismo and Associação Intercultural de Hip-Hop Urbano da Amazônia (AIHHUAM).

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COP das Baixadas gathers debates, leisure, art and activism in the Belém and in the Amazon

In the city where COP 30 is taking place, in 2025, a coalition of popular movements from the peripheries of Belém and the region held the second edition of COP das Baixadas, an advocacy movement to strengthen narratives in defence of the Amazon, climate justice, and social justice for the peripheral territories and its populations.

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Climate Justice and Democratic Decision-making at COP28: what needs to change

Climate justice requires genuine participation of underrepresented groups in decision-making at all levels. The vast majority of the world’s population live in the Global South. And yet, UNFCCC processes, including COP28, have long been dominated by actors from the Global North- who represent a minority.

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VCA at COP28

This year, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet for the 28th time. The COP comes together annually to review the implementation of the UNFCCC, which has the ultimate goal of limiting human impact on our climate system.

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WITH THE POWER OF ‘FARINHADA’

IV VCA Brazil Partners Forum bridges local to global Perspectives in São Luís do Maranhão, uniting representatives from the 14 Brazilian program’s coalitions and other Global South voices to debate city, state, country, and global challenges

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VCA is set to effect the amplification of locally-shaped climate action and play a pivotal role in the global climate debate. For more information about the program, our agenda and how to collaborate with us, please contact us via info@voicesforclimateaction.org.

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