What the Glasgow Climate Pact means for Minnesota

Signed by: Roopali Phadke, Professor, Macalester College Representative Frank Hornstein, District 61, Minneapolis Julia Nerbonne, Executive Director, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light Ellen Anderson, Climate Program Director, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy Representative Patty Acomb, District 44B, Minnetonka, Plymouth & Woodland Kristen Poppleton, Senior Director of Programs, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy Beth Mercer-Taylor, […]

November: Giving Thanks

‘Tis the season of giving and gratitude! Our Give to the Max Day was a huge success, having met our $50,000 goal on this great day of giving in Minnesota; and yet we also have Giving Tuesday on November 30th with more opportunities to support Climate Generation through the end of the year. Thank you […]

Holding the Line

After landing Saturday night back home from Glasgow, I spent this week presenting back to groups about COP26- giving the run down on outcomes, sharing the reactions from the media, activists, governments, etc. As the week has worn on I’ve realized that while my brain has been able to process and share what happened, the […]

Statement: COP26 Outcome Fails to Deliver

COP26 has failed to deliver on a strong timebound pathway to phase out coal and fossil fuels and highlighted the increasing inequities of climate change action. Negotiators extended almost 24 hours beyond the conference’s last day to agree on the final draft document titled the Glasgow Climate Pact. And “agreed” is nuanced, as dozens of […]

Final Reflection

Preparing to make the 13-hour journey home to Minneapolis, I have several reflections on my COP26 experience in Glasgow, Scotland. While I am still unpacking much of this experience, I have come to understand the unfortunate and opportunistic agreement that is now known as the Glasgow Climate Pact. As a delegate we were not afforded […]

Critical connection

Ho mitakuyepi, hello my relatives! On a rainy day in Glasgow, Scotland I hugged my cohort mates and said see you when we meet again as we parted ways. Our week-two team has begun our journeys home after a long week of discussion, protest, and advocacy for protection of Unci Maka – Grandmother Earth. We […]

A scavenger hunt in COP26’s most important document

When I was younger, I enjoyed scavenger hunts. In particular, I spent a lot of time exploring “I Spy” and “Where’s Waldo?” books, in which readers were given a list of items to find in a busy visual scene. Today, I invite you to join me on a similar scavenger hunt. The scene is the […]