Indigenous Environmental Network Delegation
Travels to Paris
UN Climate Talks
Over 45 Frontline Leaders Will Participate
Inside and Outside COP21
November 24, 2015
Dallas Goldtooth, IEN Media-Comms Coordinator, email@example.com
Tom Goldtooth, IEN Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the intended goal of IEN to influence the climate negotiations for the explicit purposes of achieving four core demands from the COP21:
- Establish a mandatory and legally-binding agreement to cut carbon emissions at the source.
- Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground by establishing moratoriums on future fossil fuel developments.
- Recognize, respect, and observe the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the climate agreement text.
- Reject false solutions, which are market-based mechanisms to address climate change and support Just Transition economies.
- Sunrise Ceremony, November 29th,
- Global Climate Action, November 29th, location TBD
- Rights of Nature Tribunal, December 4-5, Maison de Metallos
- Keep It In the Ground & Women’s Treaty Press Event, December 6th, Bassion De La Villette.
- Natives in Paris Concert Event, December 10th, “la Halle aux Oliviers” at la Bellevilloise
- Indigenous Water Ceremony, December 11th, location TBD
This historic document will be presented at a press event on December 6th, 2015. IEN will also be bringing 13 Lummi youth from the Puget Sound area of the United States to encourage in-depth participation by our future leaders and generations.
Current list of key spokespeople and their respective focal issues:
|Kandi Mossett||Fracking, Just Transition, Renewable Energy|
|Alberto Saldamando||Human Rights and Rights of Indigenous Peoples|
|Pennie Plant||California Fracking, Women’s Treaty|
|Tantoo Cardinal||Tar Sands, Women’s Treaty|
|Frank Waln||Youth Climate Justice, Keystone XL, Native Hip-hop artist|
|Casey Camp||Women’s Rights|
|Faith Gemmill||Alaska Offshore Oil, ANWR|
|Jihan Gearon||Just Transition, Coal|
|Princess Johnson||Alaska Offshore Oil|
|Eriel Deranger||Tar Sands, UNDRIP|
|Crystal Lameman||Tar Sands, Women’s Rights|
|Oren Lyons||Rights of Indigenous Peoples|
|Wahleah Johns||Coal, Just Transition|
|Xiuhtexcatl Martinez||Youth Climate Justice|
|Itzcuauhtli Martinez||Youth Climate Justice|
|Allison Warden||Arctic Issues|
|Clayton Thomas-Mueller||Tar Sands, Stop It At the Source|
|Tom Goldtooth||Climate Justice, Extractive Economy, Rights of Indigenous Peoples.|
We are in a historic moment wherein world leaders will continue drafting a new global treaty agreement on climate change this year in Lima at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference on Parties (COP). The final agreement is then expected to be signed in 2015 at the COP 21 in Paris.
INDIGENOUS RISING | OUR MESSAGE for events at and surrounding the UNFCCC COP 20 in Lima, Peru Dec. 2014 from Indigenous Environmental Network on Vimeo.