Today was a day full of action and energy. I began the day by taking part in an action where youth called out fossil fuel companies. Today was Young and Future Generations Day but also, ironically, Business Day. There were tons of actions related to natural (unnatural, really) gas, fracking, and fossil fuels in general, […]
Late last night we all attended the opening reception of COP. It was filled with festivities such as singing and lots of dancing. A Fijian police band played some traditional music while men dressed in traditional clothing danced along. Then, the Prime Minister of Fiji came out and gave a speech to the audience. When […]
Aurora L. Conley is a member of Climate Generation’s Window Into COP23 program, a multi-sector delegation attending the United Nation Framework on Climate Change Convention’s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany. Our delegates will observe sessions and interact with climate change policy negotiations across international leaders and stakeholders. Conley is Anishinabe from […]
In the year 1492, an Italian explorer named Cristafaro Colombo crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in what he thought was Asia. He and his crew had actually arrived in what is now known as Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.
Will Steger Minnesota delegate and IEN organizer Aurora Conley marches with the Indigenous Environmental Network and speaks about the resolution she hopes to present to the US Ambassador at a rally outside the US embassy in Copenhagen during the COP15 Summit.
Tom Goldtooth, Ojibwe and Navajo from Bemidji, Minnesota speaks about indigenous rights at a side event at the UNFCCC climate summit in Copenhagen.