Empower Youth Action at the Rio Earth Summit!

 
$7,296
$22,704
Raised
Remaining
Dec 4, 2012

The Earth Summit Is Over, but SustainUS Delegates Are Still Going Strong

On Monday, November 26th, SustainUS entered the next United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) in Doha, Qatar with one of the largest youth delegations we’ve ever had. In Doha we are fighting to protect the next generation as the leaders of the world design a new climate change mitigation treaty.

Our delegation is comprised of youth from a variety of geographical and cultural backgrounds across the United States. Without the generosity of our friends and families, not all of us could have financed expensive local hotel rates or international flights. 
 
However, what you’ve truly funded was not our travel costs, but our work. We hope to bring intergenerational climate justice to these negotiations, and we’re already off to a good start. Before even hitting the ground in Doha, we::
 
• Held dozens of community events to educate our hometowns on climate change.
• Planned a conference call with Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, Jonathan Pershing.
• Instigated a new international youth rallying call: “climate legacy”
• Launched a new Rapid Response Network, which you can join at: http://sustainus.org/join-the-us-climate-rapid-response-network

We truly appreciate your backing, and hope you continue to support our fight for climate justice. Follow our story at http://sustainus.org/agents-of-change-blog.

Links:

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Support another project run by SustainUS Inc. that needs your help, such as:

Organization

SustainUS Inc.

Quincy, MA, United States
http://www.sustainus.org

Project Leader

SustainUS: U.S. Youth

Quincy, Massachusetts United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower Youth Action at the Rio Earth Summit!