Kristy Drutman, Dec. 29, 2018.
The UN Climate Talks in Katowice, Poland were not inspirational for their policy outcomes, but rather the creation of a space for civil society to gather and take back power.
This past month, I attended the U.N. climate negotiations (COP 24) this year in Katowice, Poland as a U.S. youth delegate. During this time, I was able to work alongside multiple civil society organizations who are fighting to be heard outside of the negotiation rooms at COP. This year, I wanted to present some of the highlights of people power that I witnessed while being on the ground. You can also read my personal insights on a recent article I published here (HOW POLAND AND THE WORLD LET DOWN THIS YOUNG ACTIVIST).