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Graham Reeder

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What are you up to now?

I’m currently on a Watson Fellowship, looking at how different communities and countries are adapting to climate change and planning for future climate impacts.

Which international conferences did you attend during your time at COA?

UNFCCC COP 16 in Cancun
CBD ICNP 1 in Montreal
UNFCCC COP 17 in Durban
UNFCCC SB 36 /ADP 1/AWG KP 17/AWG LCA 15 in Bonn
UNFCCC COP 18 in Doha
UNFCCC AC 2 in Bonn

What did you study while you were at COA?

International Climate Politics, Human Migration, Anthropology and Social Theory, Literature, Video/Film.
Senior project: Ethnographic work on Migrant Practitioners about Environmental Displacement.

What do you and did you think the importance is of youth involvement in international negotiations?

In most progressive social movements, youth are the ones who have driven progress on the front line, they are the ones who have set the tone for what is possible to be achieved. Young people have the opportunity to do that internationally by taking strong stands against unjust policy and pushing fair and ambitious agreements.

What is Earth in Brackets to you?

I joined during a bit of a transition, from pre-Copenhagen excitement to the post-Copenhagen lull, in which the group started thinking about how to form itself more sustainably. Earth in Brackets has grown into a group that is now recognised and respected in a number of international and local environmental circles and I hope it continues to do so my intelligently pushing the envelope on activism and continuing to translate knowledge from policy makers to the rest of the world.

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