“People are facing nightmare on top of nightmare. The earthquake struck as the humanitarian crisis in northwest Syria was already worsening, with needs at their highest level since the conflict began.” Antonio Guterres
Loss and Damage #ClimateChange #COP27 & Peaceful Protest
“loss and damage can generally be understood as the negative impacts of climate change that occur despite, or in the absence of, mitigation and adaptation.”
Why Vanuatu is Leading the Action Against Climate Change #COP27 #VIS2022
Vanuatu, is calling for a non-binding Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice to gain clarity how existing International Laws can be applied to strengthen action on climate change, protect people and the environment and save the Paris Agreement.
Scotland Opens Its Heart To Ukrainian Refugees
“I would like to thank the thousands of people who have generously opened their doors to Ukrainian families, volunteered and donated to causes.” Neil Gray Scottish Government Minister with Special Responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine
‘I Am Not A Number’
“It’s a callousness to the value we place on human lives that the UK Government has displayed in legislation going through the London Parliament.”
Earth Overshoot Day – Let’s #Movethedate
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
Orkney Vigil Supporting the #Palestinian People
A group of islanders came together yesterday, 15th of May, joining in a worldwide event which commemorated #Hakba 73 – 73 years since Palestinians were forcibly evicted from their homes by Israeli forces.
Our Planet, Our Future #NobelPrizeSummit
“75% of Earth’s ice-free land is directly altered as a result of human activity, with nearly 90% of terrestrial net primary production and 80% of global tree cover under direct human influence.”
From 1995 – 2015 Over 10 Million Infants Born Within 50 km of Armed Conflict Have Died
New estimates reveal extent of the health burden of armed conflict–affecting at least 630 million women and children worldwide in 2017, and contributing to more than 10 million deaths among children under 5 years of age over 20 years.
‘Orange the World’ St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall was lit up in orange