The first, climate justice part highlights global issues being debated like loss and damages.
Three days filled with data and analysis, because while some of the participants are considered experts on these issues, for others this was their first event focused solely on this theme. So a lot of sharing along each others and linking it to what is witnessed in the field, but also from outsiders: the ILO, the Asia People's Movement on Debt and Development, the ITUC but also the Beweging.net from Belgium.
After getting to know the issues, it was time to DO: statement games, group discussions and flip charts filled with ambitious goals, starting with a letter to each national government in the lead up to the next COP, on 24th of October, the International Day for Climate Action.
This will be the opportunity to demand phasing out of fossil fuels, ensuring loss and damages also go to adaptive social protection, that just transition is led by the workers’ affected towards greener economies. Cause one thing participants did readily agree on: if we don't act now, it is our civilisations that will be in ruins, and sooner than we think!