(Erik Solheaim meets the NCA team in Pretoria last week. Photo: NCA)
Norway's Minister for Development Erik Solheim last week visited South Africa to take part in a ministerial meeting in connection with COP 17, the UN's climate change conference that will be held in Durban at the end of this year. He spent only one day in Pretoria, where NCA has its South African regional office, but both Solheim and the rest of the Norwegian delegation took time to visit the NCA team.
We have faith
"The pan-African climate change campaign We have faith - Act now for climate justice was presented for Solheim during the meeting. The campaign unites faith-based networks from across the continent - and the world - ahead of COP 17," explained Moreblessings Chidaushe, program advisor for NCA.
NCA works together with African partner organisations to make sure the voices of those who are already being affected by climate chgange are heard. A goal is to ifluence the negotiations to focus less on profit and more on justice.
Read more about the climate change campaign here.
"Solheim said that he was impressed by the work that has been put in to the campaign. He encouraged NCA and partners to continue mobilising a broad base, and to convey the content of the negotiations back to grassroot level to create enough pressure to influence change," said Chidaushe.
Read more about NCAs work for climate justice here.