Published Jan. 6, 2023
Friends: COP27 (the annual climate conference) this past November in Egypt was historic. For the first time, countries came together globally to create a ‘Loss and Damage’ Fund. Loss and Damage is the way the United Nations refers to environmental justice – providing support for countries that have experienced the worst of climate change, have the fewest resources to become resilient, and historically did the least to cause the problem.
QEW is sponsoring a forum to hear from five climate activists/advocates/policy analysts about their experience at the COP. Peniel Ibe (American Friends Service Committee) and Wes Gobar (Yale School of the Environment) attended as part of the Black Hive, Clarence Edwards (Friends Committee on National Legislation) and Frank Granshaw (Quaker Earthcare Witness) attended remotely, and Lindsey Cook (Quaker United Nations Office) has attended the past 9 COPs. They will share their perspectives and experiences.
from Shelley Tanenbaum, Quaker Earthcare Witness