Author: Jen Kader

Another World is Possible

This afternoon, there was a plenary where countries were all given a chance to weigh in on draft language for the agreements they’re working to make at COP25. The COP President Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile, opened the meeting with a call to find a way to come to an agreement before leaving […]

The “Time for Action” is Now

The theme for COP25 is “Time for Action.” You see the words scrawled everywhere around the convention—from the logo to the hashtags on the walls behind speakers. Inside the Blue Zone, where the negotiations and official side events take place, you every now and then hear protest chants of, “What do we want? ACTION! When […]

Getting Ready for COP25

With the sound of plows and shovels, it’s official—it’s winter in Minnesota. Lately, this has come to mean that conversations about whether climate change is real (how can it be warming when it’s so cold?!) will be coming along with Arctic blasts and blizzards. Last January, I was scheduled to give a talk on climate […]