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Watch our #COP26 event: An Inclusive Planet

Posted on: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

On Friday 5th November, CBM UK hosted a side-event at COP26, focussing on the impacts of climate change on people with disabilities and how climate adaptation and resilience measures can be more inclusive, and incorporate proper consideration of mental wellbeing.

Watch “An inclusive planet: inclusion, mental health and climate change”:


CBM UK An inclusive planet inclusion, mental health and climate change transcript (open link in new tab)

The event was chaired by CBM UK Chief Executive Kirsty Smith and featured:

  • Sue Swenson – Board Member of International Disability Alliance (IDA) and President of Inclusion International
  • Jose Viera, Chief Executive, World Blind Union and Representative of UN Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities
  • Sibusisiwe Marunda, Zimbabwe Country Director at Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI)
  • Johnson Fani-Matenga, Programme Manager, REPSSI
  • Jennifer M’Vouama, Global Policy Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, Humanity and Inclusion
  • Julian Eaton, Mental Health Director, CBM Global

CBM also had a stall in the Green Zone, which led to many great conversations about inclusive climate action – including with COP26 President Alok Sharma MP, who visited the stall (pictured below, speaking to the CBM team).

Alok Sharma (man) chatting to CBM staff

Find out more about CBM’s involvement in COP26 and inclusive climate action (open link in new tab).