Your Window Into Marrakech: Young and Future Generations Day

On Young and Future Generations Day, our youth delegates participated in several actions and convenings regarding the youth role in advancing climate action. They remain determined and motivated to move forward.
On Young and Future Generations Day, our youth delegates participated in several actions and convenings regarding the youth role in advancing climate action. They remain determined and motivated to move forward.

In the wake of Tuesday’s U.S. election results, the mood in Marrakech has shifted. Several news stories that have come out in the wake of the election speak to the doubt, concern, and anger that Trump’s impending presidency have created. The fears of what a Trump presidency could mean for the future of the Paris Agreement, and international climate action, are real. At the same time, also manifest is a steely determination to move forward: “One single man cannot ruin a whole 20 years of progress on climate change,” stated Jean Su of the Center for Biological Diversity.

Based on the impressions of our intergenerational delegation, it seems clear that the climate movement remains motivated in the face of this adversity. On Thursday’s webinar, Johanna, Siiri, Isabel and and School of Environmental Studies’ student Justin Johnson shared their experiences of youth speaking up, protesting, and demanding action. “It’s going to be harder, but it’s still going to happen,” they said of progress on climate change. They described the actions they saw and engaged in as beautiful and creative ways for people to express what was happening at COP22 as well as their reactions to the negotiations. Their determination to keep working and keep fighting was evident in their words as well as their blogs, which are shared below. Onwards.

Climate Generation Delegation Blogs

Isabel Watson – The Determination I Needed
Siiri Bigalke – Moving Forward
Johanna Bozuwa provided this video:

You can also check out the blogs from the School of Environmental Studies students attending COP22 in Marrakech at the link above!

Webcasts

You can watch the recording from Tuesday’s webinar here. The link to yesterday’s webinar will be available soon.

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