COP-26: A Kyrgyz Reporter’s Point of view

by Baktygul Chynybaeva
| November 11, 2021

COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Image credit history: Baktygul Chynybaeva

On the 10th day of COP-26 in Glasgow, we, the individuals from Kyrgyzstan, held an on the internet conference with environment lobbyists from the nation. I figured out that just 7 Kyrgyz ecological lobbyists in Bishkek arranged an unique objection to sustain a demonstration rally in Glasgow. Actually, Bishkek is among one of the most contaminated cities worldwide today.

Nowadays, I have actually seen different motions at COP-26, met well-known ecological blog writers, and also spoke with a teacher that researches environment modification in the arts.

COP26 lobbyists. Numerous grumbled concerning the absence of females, young people and also native individuals existing. Image credit history: Baktygul Chynybaeva

Seeking a person to talk about a very early ecological education and learning program in the UK, I came close to a female in the Atomic energy Structure. She was extremely respectful and also kind. We had a terrific discussion concerning atomic energy, exactly how it was correctly shown to institution kids and also exactly how it was presented to individuals. At the end of our discussion, she provided me a card. When I returned to the resort and also looked Google for her name on the map, I saw Dianna Cowwern, the @Physicsgirl, a widely known environment lobbyist that had actually elevated greater than $ 300,000 for the atmosphere alone! If such lobbyists remained in Kyrgyzstan, could they assist clear Bishkek’s contaminated air and also minimize the melting of seriously threatened glaciers by 2050?

An additional intriguing event took place beyond the COP-26 structure. Normally there are different demonstrations outside the place. I saw an intriguing project called the Mantle of Hope.

Vocal singing lobbyists with the “Layer of Hopes” before the COP26 in Glasgow. Image credit history: Baktygul Chynybaeva

A number of environment lobbyists took a lengthy layer that was stitched from different tiny materials, placed it on a person and also sang fantastic tracks. When I obtained thinking about them and also began photographing the entire procedure, they welcomed me to put on the layer myself.

The sensation I had when I was putting on the layer was remarkable. It’s hot, however at the exact same time extremely tough. Each square of material on the layer mirrored the weather problems of the globe and also the cities of different environment lobbyists that used it. It had images of the melting frozen ice and also glaciers. Numerous environment lobbyists have actually made this layer from hundreds of products and also handmade. Protestors strolled hundreds of kilometers to Glasgow to act. The suggestion is that every person in the world need to combat environment modification with each other – that it can be dealt with with each other.

An additional amazing individual was Xavier Cortada, that arranged the “Hi” project at COP-26. He was a teacher of art at the College of Miami. When I talked with him, he asked me concerning the water level in my nations, and also I mored than happy to state that I reside in a high hill area 3 to 4 thousand meters over the sea. He quickly inquired about the glaciers. When I informed him that the small glaciers in Kyrgyzstan might vanish by 2050, Cortada was so dismayed. He stated he hesitated of it since Miami can move under the sea extremely swiftly when the Kyrgyz glaciers thaw. He additionally spoke to me concerning exactly how, in his viewpoint, we can bring adjustments to the worldwide discussion concerning the environment dilemma with aesthetic arts.

The COP-26 in Glasgow will certainly quickly more than, however no person understands what various other shocks wait for a reporter that originates from Kyrgyzstan, the nation whose glaciers are thawing so swiftly.


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