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From #COP22 to #NoDAPL: Thank You

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“What would you die for?” It is a question not often heard at the UN Climate Negotiations, but one that broke into these halls of power on Thursday afternoon. Posed by indigenous youth delegate Niria Alicia Garcia Torres, she demanded of the crowd: “Tell me, what is it you would…

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What’s been happening in the COP22 negotiations?

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As a first time COP attendee, it’s almost impossible to wrap your head around the many moving parts that make up the UN climate negotiations. The venue in Marrakech is not only hosting the UNFCCC parties that meet annually to assess progress on dealing with climate change (the COP), but also parties…

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100% RE for 1.5°C

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Where do you find a slam poet, the Vice Mayor of Oslo, the CSO of Mars, and the President of the Marshall Islands in the same room? Well, COP22 of course. But more specifically, at a high-level evening event called “100% Renewable Energy for 1.5°C” hosted by the Climate Vulnerable…

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Post Election Within COP22

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At 6 AM in Marrakech, Morocco, SustainUS delegation leader Morgan Curtis gently woke me up. She told me Trump was closing in on winning the election. Four hours prior I was finalizing a press release for our election action inside the UN Climate Change Conference and sending media pitches assuming…