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Youth Action Fun*d Highlight: Becoming a Powerhouse

Minnesota Youth Climate Strike has only existed for a year, and yet we’ve become a powerhouse for youth organizing in that short time. Beginning with strikes last spring, we have continued to build power. In September of this last year, 7,000 people striked with us. After that, we began planning strikes based on specific issues. […]

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 […]

Keeps the Doors Open

Being at the Madrid Conference of Parties (COP25), which I can colloquially call the UN Climate Conference, has been such a surprising experience. It has been at once uplifting and demoralizing, energizing and deflating, heartening and alarming. It has been a huge wake up call for me personally and how I think about my climate […]

The People United Will Never Be Defeated

El pueblo unido jamás será vencido! The people united will never be defeated! At the conclusion of COP25, there is a large sense of disappointment with the progress of negotiations by global leaders, yet a resounding sense of solidarity and determination to continue forward progress by civil society in global solidarity. The undeniable message resonating […]

Your Window into COP25: December 16

This is your last Window into COP25 digest. Stay connected to Climate Generation and subscribe to our newsletters at climategen.org/subscribe. COP25 finally came to close early Sunday morning — making it the longest COP in the history of the process — and the negotiations fell dramatically short of global expectations for strong leadership on climate […]

Security and Climate Justice

The role of democracy and security in climate justice has not been spoken of as much in many side events or panels, but is strongly felt at COP even by civil society on a daily basis. Having this event moved from Santiago to Madrid was unprecedented, restricting access from negotiations for participants from Latin America […]