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Ecologists' Movement of Macedonia – DEM/Young Friends of the Earth Macedonia’s Green New Deal and COP25 Watch

In the context of the current global climate actions, Young Friends of the Earth Macedonia, part of the North Macedonian SEENET member Ecologists' Movement of Macedonia (DEM) is promoting and fostering a grassroots and CSOs movement for a Macedonian Green New Deal in which the upcoming COP25 in Chile and the related analysis, discussions, reflections and conclusions will play a central role in it’s argumentation.

Communities across the globe are building the alternatives that lead us to the socially-just and ecologically-sound future we need, but the window for meaningful joint global action to prevent the worst consequences is closing.

Aiming to communicate this urgency as wide as possible and ignite meaningful action within the Macedonian context and beyond, DEM - Young Friends of the Earth Macedonia (YFoE Macedonia) have been working building grassroots and civil society organizations capacities around the country with the knowledge and analytical skills to follow the urgent situation around climate breakdown with the scope of mustering a movement towards a Green New Deal for Macedonia.  

Besides, the upcoming 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Santiago, Chile, is another opportunity for the global community to discuss, organize and bring forward socially-fair and urgently-implementable plans of action. In that sense, YFoE Macedonia have set up the COP25 Watch online platform with the aim to bring the negotiations closer to the people and any affected or interested entities.

During the months of October and November, YFoE Macedonia will be writing and uploading in the COP25 Watch platform articles and content of importance for the run-up to the COP and linked to the discussions around Green New Deal for Macedonia. The platform will be a source of information for civil society organisations and movements in Macedonia and beyond, but not only during the COP and solely about the COP: It will feature articles in the run-up to the negotiations, during the negotiations and then further information and articles following up them, all centered on climate justice, aiming to use this platform to maintain a discussion on the issue beyond the climate negotiations and as basis for ongoing discussions within the Green New Deal conversations locally. This content will also be shared through YFoE Macedonia’s social media channels as well as through national media channels.

Regarding that articles will be both in Macedonian and English, and some of them will be more generally looking into the Western Balkans context, thus relevant for SEENET network members, YFoE Macedonia finds meaningful that SEENET members support this initiative sharing and distributing the COP25 Watch online platform within the network, as well as articles and content, raising their visibility once it is populated. Besides, YFoE Macedonia have applied and will be receiving a “Support to SEENET members” project subgrant to help get this project up-and-running, covering the costs of the website and the first three articles.

29.10.2019.