COP26 Report-Back & Discussion: Now What?

COP26 Report-Back & Discussion: Now What? r1 ... r33 Join us for an online critical evaluation of the recently completed COP 26. A diverse panel of experienced activists will report back on the outcomes of the negotiations and the progress (or lack thereof) toward climate justice goals, followed by an open discussion of the ways we can collectively move forward.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

6:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S./Canada)
5:00 p.m. Central (U.S./Canada)
4:00 p.m. Mountain (U.S./Canada)
3:00 p.m. Pacific (U.S./Canada)

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Register using the button below so you can join in the conversation via Zoom. If you’re unable to connect via Zoom, we’ll also be streaming live on Facebook and will archive the webinar on our YouTube channel.

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About Our Presenters

Kali Akuno is cofounder and executive director of Cooperation Jackson, which, at the forefront of ecosocialist organizing, is building a local solidarity economy that’s anchored by a network of cooperatives and worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises in the poorest of the United States. He is coeditor with Ajamu Nangwaya of Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended COP26 with the It Takes Roots delegation of U.S. frontline community leaders.

Osprey Orielle Lake is executive director of the Women’s Environment and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, which she founded in 2007 to accelerate a global women’s climate justice movement. She has worked nationally and internationally with grassroots and Indigenous leaders, policymakers, and scientists to promote climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a decentralized, democratized energy future. Osprey lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, within the territories of the Coast Miwok people.

John Foran teaches sociology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is an activist in the global climate justice movement and the creation of systemic alternatives beyond capitalism. His work can be found at NXTerra, IICAT, and the Eco Vista Climate Justice Press, and his activism takes place with Eco Vista, Transition US, the Ecoversities Alliance, and the Global Tapestry of Alternatives. He is an active member of System Change Not Climate Change.

Asad Rehman is executive director of the UK-based War on Want, where he organizes to end poverty and injustice, reframing climate change as an issue of racialized capitalism. Previously he was the international climate lead at Friends of the Earth. In his 25+ years in nongovernmental work, Asad has served on boards of Amnesty International UK, Friends of the Earth International, Global Justice Now, and Newham Monitoring Project.

Yeb Sano is a climate justice activist from the Philippines. A recovering climate negotiator, he was previously the chief climate negotiator for the Philippines championing climate justice in UN climate talks. He currently leads the diverse campaigns and operations of Greenpeace in Southeast Asia, including the CJ and liability work to hold the world’s biggest emitters accountable for the climate crisis. Yeb serves as vice-chair of the Laudato Si' Movement (the Global Catholic Climate Movement) and board member of 350.org.

About Our Moderator

Meleiza “Mel” Figueroa is a PhD candidate in geography at the University of California, Berkeley, and an environmental planning & policy researcher for the Chico Traditional Ecological Stewardship Program and the Intertribal Stewardship Workforce Initiative. Also an educator and organizer, Mel was a public affairs producer at KPFK Pacifica Radio and the national press director for the 2016 Stein/Baraka Green Party presidential campaign. She is an active member of the Green Ecosocialist Network and a faculty-owner of the Cooperative New School for Environmental Justice.

This is the first collaborative webinar cohosted by Green Eco-Socialist Network and System Change Not Climate Change. We're pleased to have worked together to present the thoughts of these clear-eyed observers-activists.

Some even within ecosocialist circles had held out hope that COP26 might bring meaningful commitments from the richest countries. Did it? Our guests will offer their assessments of what actually happened in Glasgow and what we need to do going forward. Please join us on the Zoom to participate in the discussion.

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What is SCNCC?

System Change Not Climate Change is a network of ecosocialists who believe capitalism is incompatible with prospects for a decent life for future generations on planet Earth. We are based principally in the United States and Canada but our perspective is internationalist and anti-imperialist. We are active in many different climate justice, grassroots, and socialist organizations.
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What is GEN?

The Green Eco-Socialist Network is an informal, ad hoc network of Green Party members who self-identify as revolutionaries. We want to build the Green Party into a functional, revolutionary eco-socialist political party that is serious about taking and exercising state power, and using it to help facilitate the end of capitalism and creation of an eco-socialist society.
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