Advocating for Climate Justice in Bonn, Germany (June and August)

Program Coordinator Jessica Chen represented UNANIMA International at the continued negotiations for at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in early June in Bonn.  She will return in August for the next session of negotiations there.  As she reported, “There was not a single mention of water in the negotiations.” While UNANIMA International is not promoting a separate section on water, we do believe that it is an important aspect to climate change and needs to be included in the discussion.  Jessica describes this session as a learning experience for her.  She networked with many more experienced NGO representatives and has ideas on how to make the UNANIMA presence more effective there in the future: partner with others to set up an information kiosk which makes available material on our position, develop side events which partner governments and NGO representatives and like-minded representatives from the business sector to show the possibilities for arriving at climate justice in partnership with others.