Three Thoughts about COP24

It's been one week since I returned from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In that time I have reflected on my experience and have decided share my top three takeaways! 1. Representation is power While at the conference, my research and outreach focused on indigenous populations and their priorities. I had... Continue Reading →

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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights at COP24

In my time at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP24, I aimed to not only learn about climate change mitigation strategies, but also to learn about indigenous populations. I wanted to hear about the challenges they've been facing and how they have met those challenges. I made a video about what... Continue Reading →

The Power of Language

Language. Never have I more understood the power of language than during the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. Indigenous groups have noted some very important wording that may be removed from the Paris Rulebook - a document meant to guide implementation of the carbon emission reductions put forth in the... Continue Reading →

NGOs and Climate Talks

As my class and I prepare to take part in a mock UN conference, we are learning more and more about the relationships and networks required for climate policy development. I chose to be a climate activist for the conference, which led me to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in relation to the United Nations. Check out... Continue Reading →

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