Indigenous & Grassroots Organizations at COP23

Bonn, Germany – In one week the It Takes Roots Delegation, a U.S. coalition, will journey to Bonn, Germany for the UNFCCC Climate Change Convention.* This past year the Trump administration has not only backed out of the Paris Agreement but has also made an oil executive secretary of state and has nominated a climate denier to be the head of NASA. These decisions are putting Indigenous and Black and Brown communities at severe risk of climate change impacts and extreme weather.

Indigenous Environmental Network On Exit From Paris Agreement

The Trump Administration is once again pandering to the Fossil Fuel companies with this action which ultimately sacrifices our future as Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic. We are seeing Climate Change impacts in Alaska, the permafrost is melting, the breeding patterns of our salmon are changing. We believe that for our survival we need keep 100% of the oil and gas in the Arctic in the ground instead of lifting regulatory mechanisms such as the Paris Agreements, which would give us a fighting chance.

Statement on the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw by Tom Goldtooth

Statement on the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw by Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network by Global Justice Ecology Project | November 12, 2013 · 3:16 pm The United Nations climate meetings involve the big powers of the United States and...

COP17: Indigenous activists target Shell Oil Corp.

COP17: Indigenous activists from North America join African activists to target Shell November 30, 2011 Durban: In Canada and the United Kingdom, Indigenous activists and their supporters targeted Shell today for violating agreements made with Indigenous communities...