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CliMates: Empowered for Change

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Photo courtesy of Dan Louis 

By Dan Louis

CliMates is a growing international network of 150 students and young professional representing 35 countries  began from a combination of excitement and frustration after a simulation of the Copenhagen negotiations in Paris in 2011. I attended part of CliMates’ 2nd International Summit at Columbia on Wednesday August 27th; the summit itself ran from August 26th-29th. The panel “Reduce the Vulnerability and Empower the Most Vulnerable Populations” was one of many thematic sessions and featured three speakers with 10 minute presentations each and a Q/A sessions afterwards. Hamilton 301, was packed with about 20 people, most of which were students and part of CliMates from Peru, France, Colombia, Chile, Italy

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CliMates: Empowered for Change

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How do we measure humans’ impact on the earth? “Climate Vortex Sutra,” by the photographer David Benjamin Sherry, presents pristine landscapes in unnatural hues to suggest our distortive geological footprint.
Photographs courtesy David Benjamin Sherry and Salon 94, New York
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How do we measure humans’ impact on the earth? “Climate Vortex Sutra,” by the photographer David Benjamin Sherry, presents pristine landscapes in unnatural hues to suggest our distortive geological footprint.
Photographs courtesy David Benjamin Sherry and Salon 94, New York
newyorker:

How do we measure humans’ impact on the earth? “Climate Vortex Sutra,” by the photographer David Benjamin Sherry, presents pristine landscapes in unnatural hues to suggest our distortive geological footprint.
Photographs courtesy David Benjamin Sherry and Salon 94, New York

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How do we measure humans’ impact on the earth? “Climate Vortex Sutra,” by the photographer David Benjamin Sherry, presents pristine landscapes in unnatural hues to suggest our distortive geological footprint.

Photographs courtesy David Benjamin Sherry and Salon 94, New York

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CliMates Hosts International Summit in New York City

By Jess Bollinger

Last week, CliMates, an international youth organization that seeks innovative solutions to climate change and train the next generation of climate decision-makers, met in New York City for their second international summit. Forty select CliMates members, from 15 different countries, gathered at Columbia University to learn and share their knowledge on local and international issues on climate change, acquire skills of change-makers and launch new climate projects.  Over the course of the week, the student activists met with different business leaders, scientific experts and artists to gather and connect ideas on climate expertise, policy advocacy and global awareness. 

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CliMates at Columbia University.

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CliMates Summit: Building Momentum for an Environmental Movement

By Karen Jernigan

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Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, at CliMates Summit in NYC

At the CliMates summit on Thursday, August 28th, 2014, I attended the grassroots campaigns and organizing session. I was pleasantly reminded and surprised by the basic necessities that were shared as to how to influence and create movement. UN Envoy of Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, talked about the process of having a clear message and a set of requests that can be presented to the local, national and international governing bodies. He urged that with a defined mission and a built consensus and coalition, grassroots organizing can and has historically championed national interest as well as international support.  

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