Press Briefing: Peoples' Forum for Climate Justice and Financial Regulation

We'd like to invite you to the press briefing for the Peoples' Forum for Climate Justice and Financial Regulation. From 22 to 25 June, indigenous and frontline activists from all over the world and activists, campaigners and financial experts from Switzerland and Europe will join forces to stop funding for fossil fuels.

As the global finance watchdog, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) will have its annual general meeting down the road, the Peoples' Forum calls for democratising and decolonising the financial system with a diverse programme consisting of workshops, plenaries, concerts, street actions and a parade to the doorsteps of the BIS.

Press briefing

When: 4-5pm CEST, Thursday, 15 June 2023
Where: online - Register here

  • Moustapha Faty, political scientist fighting oil and gas drilling in Senegal - presenting the frontlines coalition and why they're coming to Basel
  • Maria Elena Foronda Farro, Peruvian former MP and winner of the Goldman Environment Prize - presenting the goals of the Forum from a frontlines' perspective
  • Benoît Lallemand, Secretary General of Finance Watch - presenting the role of the BIS and the demands of the Forum
  • Frida Kohlmann, climate activist based in Basel - presenting a local climate justice perspective and sharing highlights of the Forum programme​​​​​​​

Facilitation: Jonas Kampus, Climate Alliance, Switzerland
Language: English with translations in Spanish and French

For more information:
Melanie Mattauch, +49 151 5812 0184