|Tuesday, 9th November, 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”:
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).