And we’re off!

By Lauren Nutter About two weeks ago now, our COA group had our final get together, complete with apple cider and excited chatter about the change we want to see in the world.  There is no doubt in my mind that our ambitious, dedicated, and idealistic group is ready for this two week marathon of […]

History will judge you

by Lauren Nutter The final day of Bangkok is now wrapping up.  It’s only morning here and now youth are sitting in the plenary for the Ad-hoc working group on the Kyoto Protocol.  It’s a bittersweet end to the talks… I want to be hopeful but I fail to muster much hope.  Really I guess […]

Where are we at?

By Lauren Nutter Exhaustion is the first word that comes to mind personally.  But in all seriousness, now fully in the second week of negotiations, I find myself asking where are we at?  I find myself in a bizarre and somewhat conflicted state. On one hand the 200 page text we started with here in […]

Women and Climate Justice

By Lauren Nutter (for Geena Berry and the rest of the awesome folks fighting for gender equity) I’ve been a supporter of stakeholder participation for a long time now, and I am realizing, now more than ever, the value of incorporating more than just sovereign states into global solutions. Simply, we can better combat climate […]

Talking climate in Bangkok

by Lauren Nutter (Our bikers Juan Carlos Soriano and Lauren Nutter are currently attending the Bangkok Climate Change Talks 2009) After waking up at 3:30 in the morning to head to the airport, and finding frost on my car already thanks to the lovely Maine climate, I was happy to arrive to the warmer weather […]