I have been a part of both international and national efforts to foster awareness and learning around climate change with a justice lens through my involvement in the UN community Climate ECOs. I am honored to be a steering committee member for this networking effort to bring coherence to international ACE efforts.
2022-present, Elected Council Member, Climate Education, Communication & Outreach (ECOs), Stakeholders Community of the UNFCCC
2019-present, Climate Education, Communication & Outreach (ECOs), Stakeholders Community of the UNFCCC
International networking efforts including conversations with:
ECOS. (2021). Earth Day 2021 ACE-AT Action for Climate Empowerment Webinar. Hosted by the UNFCCC at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsmRGv5FL1s
Morrison, D., Bhowmik, A., McCaffrey, M., & Ruskey, A. (2018). Frameworks for optimizing environmental and climate action: Individual to global scales. Panel presentation at the 15th Annual Research Symposium of the North American Association for Environmental Education, Oct. 9-10, Spokane, WA, USA.
UN Local Communities and Indigenous People's Platform Facilitated Working Groups
As part of my ongoing work with Climate ECOs, I have been invited to be a participant within the Local Communities and Indigenous People's Platform (LCIPP) constituency facilitated working groups of the UNFCCC (United Nations General Assembly, 1992). I am honored to participate in this space and support the work to center UN Declaration on Human Rights (UNDHR; UN General Assembly, 1948) and the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP; UN General Assembly, 2007).
2020-present Invited Participant, Local Peoples and Indigenous Peoples Platform, United Nations Constituency for Facilitated Working Group 3 (October 5-8, 2020; https://unfccc.int/LCIPP-FWG).
2020-present Invited Participant, Local Peoples and Indigenous Peoples Platform, United Nations Constituency for Facilitated Working Group 4 (December 14-17, 2020; https://unfccc.int/event/4th-meeting-of-the-facilitative-working-group-fwg4-of-the-local-communities-and-indigenous-peoples).
United Nations General Assembly. (2007). United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Resolution 61/295. New York. https://undocs.org/A/RES/61/295.
United Nations General Assembly. (1992). United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Conclusion date: 14 June 1992. United Nations Treaty Series Online, registration no. I-30822, p. 195-196. https://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/conveng.pdf
United Nations General Assembly. (1948). Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Resolution 217 A. Paris. https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/.