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Nov 14, 2022

Hundreds Protest at COP27, Call for Action Now

As government leaders and climate change experts converge on Sharm El Sheikh to negotiate a way forward in addressing climate change, others are stationed outside the meeting rooms are engaged in peaceful protest. Hundreds of persons gathered on Saturday to express their concerns. Residents, the world over, are calling for immediate action, as they continue to experience the harsh impacts of climate change in their communities. On Saturday, many joined in chanting for unity in the fight against climate change.


Duane Moody, Reporting

What you are seeing is an organized protest here at COP27 in Egypt. Hundreds of persons from various countries are all asking for climate justice. Many are from countries that are experiencing the impacts of climate change on a daily basis.  One protestor shares the experiences in her country and how they are losing their lives to climate change.




“Where I come from in my community, people are dying because of flooding. In other communities in neighboring areas, there is a lot of droughts. Every day we sleep being scared of how we wake up. So many times, we have waken up under water and water is washing away our homes and our everything. We are losing our lives, children are dying, our futures are being destroyed every day of our lives. We can’t sleep under this stress anymore. We need to see they give us loss and damage reparations now. And now actions need to be done. We are running out of time.”


While it has been taken out of the text for negotiations, there were those who called for reparations and compensations from the larger countries who are historically responsible for the climate crisis.  Outside of the large gathering, these protestors could also be seen walking through the pavilions and corridors, dressed in blue, claiming that the floods are coming.  Collectively, they echo the need to get to that one point five to stay alive. Reporting from COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Duane Moody for News Five.

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