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UUA International Blog Archive
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International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals Panel Discussion at the United Nations

    Climate justice is a social justice issue. It is working at the intersection of environmental degradation and the racial, social, and economic inequities it perpetuates. Every living person depends on the environment. Here at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-...
    By Mengluo Ren | 5/2/2018
  • The Call from Pacific Islanders - Human Rights and Climate Change

    The 2017 United Nations Climate Conference, COP23, took place in Bonn, Germany from November 6 to November 18. However, the real host of this conference was actually Fiji, a small island nation in South Pacific. Because Fiji is constrained by its domestic capacity, Bonn, the...
    By Mengluo Ren | 12/8/2017
  • Climate-Induced Migration: United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues

    The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) is a two-week long conference that was established on July 28th, 2000 by the United Nations to address the unique issues indigenous comminutes face related to economic and social development, ecological and cultural preservation,...
    By Lyle Davison | 5/17/2017
  • Climate Call to Action: Lessons from Bhutan

    When it comes to addressing climate change, we must draw from as many sources as possible to seek creative solutions. On July 13, I attended a side event at the United Nations Headquarters titled “Getting to Zero: A Poverty, Environment, and Climate Call to Action for the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/10/2016
  • Ethical Eating: A Solution to Climate Change

    As climate change continues on its current course, it becomes an increasing existential threat to human civilization. The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office’s (UU-UNO's) Climate Justice Initiative is compelled to acknowledge this threat, and try to find solutions...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/31/2016
  • Behind the scenes at COP21

    This guest post is by Ahti Tolvanen. Ahti is a UU-UNO Envoy for Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Here he writes about his experience as a participant in the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) international climate change conference in Paris, which took...
    By Allison Hess | 2/23/2016
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Working Group

    Members of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Climate Change Initiative engaged with member states and many other UN entities at the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which completed its fourth of eight planned sessions last month...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/3/2013
  • Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization meeting “The Impact of Climate Change on People Living in Poverty”

    Climate Change has a devastating impact on those living in poverty, but the effects are being felt worldwide. Most recently, 55 million people were affected by Hurricane Sandy, which stretched 900 miles and killed 113 people. We must do our part to respect the interdependent...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/7/2012
  • Recommended Action! CLIMATE CHANGE

    MORE WARNING SIGNALS ON CLIMATE CHANGE While governments hesitate over how to deal with the reality of global warming, the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues at an alarming pace. Resulting weather disruptions like more frequent droughts, floods, and violent...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/3/2012

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