Land Body Ecologies at Cop27
We attended the COP27 conference to highlight how climate change and health are intimately linked.
Land Body Ecologies (LBE) team members Daniel Kobei of Ogiek People’s Development Program – OPDP and Sylvia Kokunda of Action for Batwa Empowerment Group – ABEG, our two hub leads in the Africa region, attended the major conference COP27 (8–16 November 2022), in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, as representatives of our project.
In addition to their presence at the conference, LBE collaborated with the World Health Organisation for COP27 on two fronts:
Invisible Flock designed and curated the WHO space at COP27, the Health Pavilion. Alongside artworks by other artists, this included new commissions by Invisible Flock and Jon Bausor, the large-scale sculpture Bodies Joined by a Molecule of Air (2022), featured in the image above. Collaborating artists featured include black & brown films, Jenni Laiti, Ogiek People’s Development Program and Land Body Ecologies, Kasia Molga and Claire De Waard. Read about the design and artworks here.
LBE team members and collaborators also joined as speakers and organisers at a series of side events held at the Health Pavilion throughout the conference's 2-week programme. All events were streamed live online. Watch the events here.
Below you will find the schedule of events that LBE participated in at the Health Pavilion, followed by the announcement of Invisible Flock’s work designing and curating the space.
LBE Programme at the Health Pavilion
The Health Pavilion’s entire programme is available in this brochure.
8 November 2022, 10 - 11am GMT
Health Pavilion opening Ceremony
Hosted by: World Health Organization and Wellcome Trust
LBE speakers: Daniel Kobei, Jenni Laiti and Victoria Pratt
Link to watch retrospectively: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJFC8TkIXeU
8 November 2022, 3:30 - 4:30pm GMT
Communicating efficiently on climate change and health
Hosted by: World Health Organization
LBE speaker: Victoria Pratt
Link to watch retrospectively: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnQqx2N7FI4
16 November 2022 9:30 - 10:45am GMT
One Health, the Ocean, and Climate Change
Hosted by: One Ocean Hub, University of Strathclyde, Nelson Mandela University, University of Cape Town, University of Ghana, Land Body Ecologies and Mitchell Lennan (Strathclyde University)
LBE Speaker: Jenni Laiti
Link to watch and more details: www.landbodyecologies.com/one-health-the-ocean-and-climate-change
16 November 2022, 1:30 - 2:45pm GMT
Forest as Medicine: Intersections of biodiversity loss, traditional knowledge and mental health
Hosted by: Land Body Ecologies
Speakers line up: Laetania Belai Djandam, Daniel Kobei, Sylvia Kokunda, Archana Soreng; moderated by Vishala Padmanabhan and Victoria Pratt
Link to watch and more details: www.landbodyecologies.com/forest-as-medicine-intersections-of-biodiversity-loss-traditional-knowledge-and-mental-health
17 November 2022 8 - 9:15am GMT
Leaving no one behind: the climate crisis and people with disabilities
Hosted by: Land Body Ecologies Speakers line up: will be announced soon
Link to watch and more details: www.landbodyecologies.com/leaving-no-one-behind-the-climate-crisis-and-people-with-disabilities