Holding Space for Youth and Grieving at the COP22 Post Trump Victory

As we arrived to the Green Zone today, we immediately joined an action spearheaded by our friends from SustainUs. A flag of Mother Earth was laid upon the ground and the space was declared for youth to share their stories, grieve and empower each other to move forward on this painful day “It is a hard day for all of us, but to give up the fight now ignores the power that we all have and continue to build together” Noah Goodwin, SustainUs. He also reminded us of the deep importance of standing in solidarity with the global south who, as he explains, “will be the most affected by the policies that enable climate change to occur.”

Written by Sarita Pockell

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