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Your Window into COP25: December 6

It’s the fifth day of COP25, and what a whirlwind it’s been! To keep it simple, we’ve got four days to recap from our last correspondence, so we’re highlighting four “need-to-know” updates for you. Let’s dive in together… TUESDAY A U.S. Congressional Delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived on December 2nd with a […]

Your Window into COP25: December 2

Today is the first day of COP25, the 25th annual international UN climate negotiations! Over 25,000 people from 200 countries are gathering in Madrid, Spain to participate as world leaders work to increase their commitments for climate action under the Paris Agreement. We’re excited to send one of our staff, along with three additional Minnesota […]

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 […]

Creating Home through COP

Climate Generation roots our work in the stories we all have as eyewitnesses to climate change. Growing up in Minnesota as a descendant from pioneer farmers, I did not learn the history of the Dakota people, whose ancestral homeland I also call home. I was lucky to spend my college years in California in my […]

Letting Our Guard Down

I remember growing up in Southern MN, listening to REM’s Green album and feeling a rising, persistent concern for the state of our planet. At that time, in the 1980’s, environmental issues seemed very tangible for me, with acid rain and the ozone layer constantly in the news. I spent most of my time exploring […]

Youth Climate Kickoff 2019

At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Climate Generation’s Youth Environmental Activists of MN brought together teens from dozens of schools across the state. Students who care about climate justice spent the day sharing ideas and building trust for the work ahead. Students gathered at Roosevelt High School, where YEA! MN Core members Shahad […]

Antarctica Reunion, 30 Years Later

I am honored that Senator Dave Durenberger has shared the following reflections on his role during our historic Trans-Antarctica expedition in 1989-1990. These remarks will be presented at the formal gathering for our 30th anniversary reunion in Japan, November 3-11, 2019. I first set eyes on Antarctica on July 26, 1989 as my expedition prepared […]

President Trump Formalizes US Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

On Monday November 4 the U.S. filed to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as President Trump announced in June 2017.  195 parties have signed onto the Paris Agreement, a global commitment to limit global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing clean economies. The withdrawal of the United States from this commitment means the […]

COP25 International Climate Negotiations Suspended

In an unprecedented announcement, COP25 has been relocated to Madrid after being postponed for a short time by host country Chile. This morning, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced that he will suspend the UN climate negotiations, COP25, in Santiago in the midst of violence and civil unrest. On Friday, more than one million people filled […]