Loss and Damage Funding: The Case for the US to Pony Up 

In front of a room of 50 people, flanked by seven adult panelists, an 8-year-old boy sat silent and stone-faced; this was hardly the most challenging obstacle he’d faced. At COP27, 2022’s United Nations Climate Conference of 45,000 people, this young boy was one of relatively few chosen to share his story to conference attendees. …

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Power Dynamics and Activism at COP27 

Attending COP27 was an immensely inspiring and frustrating experience. I focused heavily on climate justice during my time at the conference, and while frontline communities and environmental justice advocates made themselves heard in protests and side events, their perspectives were barely incorporated into negotiations. This was not surprising; accompanying the fervent energy towards finding climate …

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