Four Minnesota delegates who attended the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany came together for Minnesota Reflections: Bonn Climate Summit, in partnership with the Institute on the Environment.

The panel featured reflections on the international climate negotiations and next steps for local climate action.

Delegates represented U.S. climate leadership as part of the U.S. People’s Delegation, due to the lack of presence from the federal government throughout the negotiations.

Panelists included:

  • Ellen Anderson, Executive Director, Energy Transition Lab
  • Stephanie Zawistowski, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Mark Dayton & Lt. Governor Tina Smith
  • John Olson, Science Content Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Leigh Currie, Senior Staff Attorney , Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy