This year, Fiji holds the presidency of negotiations that will take place November 6-17 in Bonn, Germany. Whether you live in Europe or the Pacific, climate change is a strong reality for many people.

All over the world, people are taking a stand and fighting for their homes. In Fiji, villages are dealing with the effects of fossil fuel production elsewhere. Entire villages already had to be relocated. In the Rhineland in Germany, just 50 kilometers away from Bonn where COP23 will be, some of the world’s dirtiest coal mining is in full swing — destroying whole villages and precious ecosystems in the area.

Learn more about these struggles in this video that shares the stories of how frontline communities in Germany and Fiji experience the climate crisis.

At COP23, it’s crucial to ensure that the voices of regular citizens are held up amid the negotiations. After all, we’re the ones dealing with direct climate impacts in our everyday lives. Since signing the Paris Agreement, world leaders have not taken the necessary measures to keep fossil fuels in the ground and limit their carbon emissions.

Please show your support: share the video in your networks and help ensure that COP23 is for the people and the planet – not the polluters.

You can also show solidarity by signing the Pacific Climate Warriors Declaration on Climate Change.

There are also many ways to get involved with marches, summits and actions happening in Germany around COP23 – from the People’s Climate Summit to Ende Gelände.

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Together, we’ll send the message that these struggles, and countless more, are intimately linked. The way towards global justice means an end to the fossil fuel era, and a just transition to 100% renewables.

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