VIDEO: Climate activists Erick Njuguna and Vaness Nakate speak on decarbonisation at COP27
Updated: Sep 9
STORY NAME: ERICK NJUGUNA ON DECARBONIZATION WITH OTHER ACTIVISTS AT COP 27
LOCATION: SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT
DATE SHOT: 11/11/22
SOUND: NATURAL SOUND WITH ENGLISH SPEECH
SOURCE: BIRD STORY AGENCY
ASPECT RATIO: 16.9
ORIGINAL FRAME RATE: 24 fps (progressive).
INTRO: We speak to Erick Njuguna, Kenyan climate activist, and Vanessa Nakate as they address the youth press conference at "Africa's cop".
1. ACTIVISTS HOLDING POSTERS DEMONSTRATING
2. ERICK NJUNGUNA, KENYAN CLIMATE ACTIVIST WITH THE OTHER ACTIVISTS
3. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): MODERATOR AT COP 27, SAYING:
“Welcome to the youth conference that we are hosting here at COP27. I don’t wanna take up any time so I’m gonna hand over straight to the fantastic young people that we have on the panel today who are going to introduce themselves and say some words. Over to you all.”
4. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): ERICK NJUGUNA, KENYAN CLIMATE ACTIVIST, SAYING:
“What looks like something that comes out of a dystopian storybook is the reality for many Kenyans right now who are facing severe drought that is putting millions at severe risk of hunger and from a community which is dependent on livestock for survival and for their basic livelihood, this livestock is dying in millions. Africa is not only bearing the brunt of the climate crisis but is also the least prepared when it comes to early warning systems.”
5. AUDIENCE APPLAUDING
6. VANESSA NAKATE, UGANDAN CLIMATE ACTIVIST, HOLDING A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION
7. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): VANESSA NAKATE, UGANDAN CLIMATE ACTIVIST, SAYING:
“The oil and gas that fossil fuel companies want to develop in Africa will not be for Africans. That oil and gas will be loaded onto ships and get shipped to Europe and the profits from that new fossil fuel development will lie in the pockets of people who are already very rich. And when the new fossil fuel infrastructure has to become obsolete in the next couple of decades, the resulting debt will suffocate Africans who are already drowning in existing debt. The only way to help lift people out of energy poverty is through distributed renewable energy.
8. ERICK NJUGUNA, CLIMATE ACTIVIST, IN CONVERSATION WITH OTHER ACTIVISTS.
9. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): ERICK NJUGUNA, KENYAN CLIMATE ACTIVIST, SAYING:
“Climate finance is supporting communities to adapt to the climate crisis and to help them mitigate but now we are reaching a point where because action has not been taken and we are at a point where it’s beyond a point where we can adapt to and that is why we are demanding for a greater creation of a separate loss and damage finance facility to support communities like communities in Kenya who are bearing the brunt of the drought right now.”
10. VARIOUS OF MORE CLIMATE ACTIVISTS IN PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION