Author: Siiri Bigalke, COP22 Delegate

Climate Activist Profile: Nouhad Awwad, Lebanon

Nouhad Awwad is a young Lebanese climate organizer living in Beirut. She has a Masters in Environmental Policy Planning and founded the Lebanese national chapter of the Arab Youth Climate Movement in 2015. She is the Lebanese youth delegate at COP22. Nouhad’s first experiences in environmental organizing began at the age of 15 when she […]

Standing Rock Solidarity at COP22

“We call upon all member states to condemn the destruction of our sacred places and to support our nation’s efforts to ensure that our sovereign rights are respected. We ask that you call upon all parties to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and to protect the environment, our nation’s future, our culture […]

The “COP of Action:” What Has Happened Thus Far

One week down and one more week to go for this year’s round of international climate change negotiations (COP22) here in Marrakech. The biggest news story has certainly been the results of the American election and speculation on how it may change the course of future international climate policy. However, plenty of other important events […]

Moving Forward

The results of the American presidential elections have taken the world by surprise. Here at this year’s international climate change summit, COP22, there is an equal if not greater sense of shock as to what this means for the future of the negotiations. President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly called climate change a hoax, and has […]

The Role of Youth in International Climate Negotiations

I am attending COP22 as a delegate of Climate Generation as well as a young person concerned about the future of our climate. Every years hundreds of young people like myself come to these UN climate negotiations to lobby for their rights and ambitious targets to combat climate change. The umbrella organization for young people […]

Exploring Morocco Pre-COP22

As soon as I received confirmation to join the Climate Generation delegation to COP22, I knew I had to capitalize on the location of the conference. Being in Morocco, the conference is conveniently located in a country that has always been on the top of my travel list. So I booked my flight to arrive […]