COP 21 – Final Update from UNANIMA

14 December 2015

By now you already know the outcome of COP 21!  They signed the agreement while we were on the plane; we could hardly wait to see it. It was good to get home, even though New York did not exactly welcome us. At JFK airport, the Air Train connection was out of order, most of […]

COP 21 Update – Draft Text Adopted!

14 December 2015

On Saturday, December 12 195 member states agreed to adopt the draft of the Paris Agreement!

COP21 Update – Friday, December 11

11 December 2015

At the time of this writing (early Friday evening) it does not look good for the inclusion of Human Rights and Gender Equality in the body of the COP 21 document. A member of one of the civil society women’s groups wrote this morning at 7 a.m. (she was just getting back to the hotel […]

COP 21 Update – Thursday, December 10

10 December 2015

We celebrated HUMAN RIGHTS DAY by attending a Side Event by Earth Justice and Franciscans International on “ Climate Change: One of the Greatest Human Rights Issues of Our Time.” Today is the 67th anniversary of the adoption in Paris of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!    There were a number of good speakers at […]

COP 21 Update – Wednesday, December 9

9 December 2015

Some NGO groups with whom we work at the UN co-sponsored a side event featuring some extraordinary speakers: Bill McKibbin, the founder of, Joaquin Turco of the Argentine Workers’ Central Union, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a public health biologist from Ecowatch and the author of Living Downstream, and Winonah Hauter of Food and Water Watch […]

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