Graphic Recording to Capture COP27

I have been including doodles in my notes for a long time now. Though often cast as evidence of distraction, I only doodle when I’m most engaged. Adding visual representation into note-taking practices helps to process and interpret information. Below I’ve included excerpts from the journal I kept throughout our block abroad attending COP27 in …

Resistance at COP27

Throughout my time at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, I have grown to understand why so many climate justice activists feel exasperated at, and even threatened by the goings on of the conference. I have sat in on panels, taken notes at roundtables, attended press conferences, and even listened to president Biden’s speech, but have not …

A look into net-zero pledges, and what some indigenous leaders have to say

By Owen Brown In response to the growing demands of climate change, many organizations have pledged to curb their emissions to net-zero. This sentiment is essential to slowing the effects of climate change, but there are many downsides, such as carbon offsets, generational impact, and a lack of accountability for what it actually means to …

Bus Connections: An Ode to Relationships Formed on the Periphery of COP27 in Egypt

By Cecilia Timberg  By the time I got on an Egypt-bound plane, I had sat through half a dozen risk mitigation meetings. The messaging was clear: don’t trust strangers, don’t get estranged from the group, it will all feel so strange. It was with this fear-forward attitude that I approached my first days in Sharm …

CC students speak in press conferences at COP27

Mika Alexander ’23, Mary Andrews ’23, Cecilia Timberg ’24, and Gracie Roe ’25 speak at a press conference about storytelling based on the Talanoa Dialogue. Olivia Jacobson ’22 and Mary Andrews ’23 speak in a press conference about the Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education. Owen Brown ’24, Reeve Schroeder ’24, and Gracie Roe ’25 …

Creating Community at NYT Climate Forward

In all honesty, I was nervous walking into COP27. Despite knowing I would be engaging in an international space, I arrived hyper-aware of my position as a woman of color surrounded by high-level negotiators, many of whom are elder men.  For context, I am pretty used to my existence remaining unacknowledged in all types of …

Our Voice @ COP27: Sustainable Development Goals

Cecilia Timberg, 24′, Gracie Roe, 25′ and Reeve Schroeder, 24′ present on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities During SDG 11’s group presentation, Mika Alexander, 23′, was asked to do an interview with a Swiss newspaper on the importance of youth voices in civil society. All 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals Within the space …

If Information Created Democracy, Can Misinformation Destroy It?

“What we are seeing is death by a thousand cuts.” -Maria Ressa In 2013, the Philippines became a trial-run for Facebook’s “Free Facebook” campaign, an effort to subsidize internet access for smartphone users. The campaign was heralded as a success; nearly 69 million Filipinos use Facebook today, compared to 29 million in 2012. Yet, as …

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