Window into COP26

The United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place in Glasgow, Scotland in November of 2021.

Climate Generation sent a delegation to COP26 to bring the international climate negotiations to life. COP26 represented a pivotal moment in time for globally increasing ambition on greenhouse gas reduction. In addition, with the United States officially returning to the Paris Agreement, a strong U.S. presence of support for it is critical.

This delegation represented professionals that support the work of Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). ACE is a term adopted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to denote work under Article 6 of the Convention (1992) and Article 12 of the Paris Agreement. The overarching goal of ACE is to empower all members of society to engage in climate action, through education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation on these issues. The delegation connected with the US ACE Framework and the global PowerClimateAction campaign.

Meet our Delegation and Read their Blogs from the Experience

Nicole Donaghy

Executive Director,
North Dakota Native Vote

Ashley Fairbanks

Creative Director,
100% Campaign

Bella Garrioch

Environmental Studies
Macalester College-St. Paul

Kyle Hill

Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dept. of Indigenous Health
Associate Faculty, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for American Indian Health

Julieta Rodrigo

Program Manager,
The CLEO Institute

Betsy Wilkening

Education Outreach Coordinator, AZ Project WET – University of Arizona
President – Polar Educators International

In addition to our COP26 delegates, we sent two youth delegates to the Conference of Youth (COY16), in collaboration with Outrider Foundation. COY16 occurred in the days before the COP conference, where a global youth statement or a youth policy document will be submitted to the UN Climate Change Conference through the COP Presidency, centering input from youth of all nationalities and backgrounds, including Indigenous and non-country affiliated groups.

Munira Behre

The New School-New York

Zaria Romero

Conservation Biology & Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Climate Generation has a history of sending delegations to COPs, including COP15COP21COP22COP23COP24, and COP25.