Foodlink2018A small dedicated team are working vigorously to reduce the food waste in Hong Kong and to ensure people in need get 3 good meals each day.  Today they are dealing with nearly 3 tons of food per week with just 8 volunteers and 3 staff.  It is an extraordinary organisation.

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Foodlink web page (click here)

An inspiring TEDx video of the work of Foodlink (click here)

A descriptive video of the work of Foodlink (click here)

 

ACEYouth2018The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, June 1992. In Article 6, the convention calls on governments to educate, empower and engage all stakeholders and major groups on policies relating to climate change.  The elements of Article 6 – education, training, public access to information, public awareness, public participation and international cooperation on climate action – are referred to as Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE).

The ACE Youth Forum, the first youth forum for climate empowerment, was held on 29th April 2018 at the World Conference Hall, Bonn.  Brahma Kumaris attended this event.

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innovate4climatechangeThis conference looked at the financial, marketing and technical aspects of managing and mitigating climate change.  It was held in Frankfurt, May 18-23, 2018.   Brahma Kumaris attended the conference and report here.

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SEFA2018LisbonSustainable Energy for All Conference for 2018 was held in Lisbon, Portugal.  The Forum discussed innovation and action in the global sustainable energy movement. The 2-day conference and market place fostered new partnerships, ideas, investment and action towards securing clean, affordable energy for all. The main theme of the whole conference was “Leaving No One Behind”.

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ProfilesOfParisProfiles of Paris is a collection of narratives bringing together international leaders and changemakers to offer unique views on how the Paris Agreement was achieved and what lessons can be drawn for the future.

It is being launched on the eve of the 1-year anniversary of Donald Trump announcing his intent to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement: May 31 0000 EST / 0500 UK / 0600 CEST.

It is an initiative of Global Optimism, a purpose-driven enterprise focused on social and environmental change. Its initiatives include Mission 2020 and Profiles of Paris, and it was co-founded by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac.

Sister Jayanti, Director of Brahma Kumaris, has been active in the climate negotiations since 2009.  Her profile can be seen at: https://profilesofparis.com/profiles/ as Jayanti Kirpalani.

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