THE FOUNDATION AT COP26

In October 2021, Rosamund led a delegation of mothers at COP26, to deliver a letter to Alok Sharma, the President of COP. The letter was addressed to Heads of State and delegates of the climate event, and was signed by nearly 500 groups from 44 countries. It was one of the biggest mobilisations of parents on any issue ever.

In the letter the parents called for an end to Governments financing new fossil fuels, due to the toxic pollution caused by burning them. They also highlighted the impact of air pollution on the health of children, and played a visibly moved Sharma a soundscape of a child struggling to breathe.

The World Health Organisation also issued a COP26 special report, The Health Argument for Climate Change, which they dedicated to Ella Roberta: In memory of Ella Kissi-Debrah – and all other children who have suffered and died from air pollution and climate change.

Other stories of the Foundation at COP26:

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ART & AIR POLLUTION

The Foundation has collaborated with two artists to highlight the link between air pollution and human health, as part of We Are Lewisham. The exhibition of paintings by Sarah Stirk and Gina Allen is open for two weeks this summer, as part of the Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022 and will also host a day of children's talks.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

CLEAN AIR: WOMEN’S WORK?

To celebrate International Women's Day, the Foundation convened a webinar, bringing together some of the top names in air pollution campaigning; Dr Maria Neira, World Health Organisation; Baroness Jenny Jones, a Green Party peer, Bhavrine Khandari, co-founder of Warrior Moms, a collection of mothers from all over India fighting air pollution.

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A MEMORIAL STATUE

A way of making the invisible visible, this pollution-absorbing sculpture by award-winning artist and scientist Dr Jasmine Pradissitto will be a way of raising awareness using art.

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