SustainUS has been awarded Special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council! SustainUS will now be recognized as an accredited organization with technical expertise at the Commision for Social Development and Comission on Sustainable Development.
The SustainUS team in Bonn hosted a side event to discuss the Bali Action Plan! See below for details:
Beyond Bali: adaptation, mitigation, technology absorption
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Ministry of Transport, METRO
SustainUS responds to the Bali Action Plan by addressing,
(1) approaches to identify priorities and support community
(2) low carbon technologies for rural development; and
(3) technology transfer and absorption under various mechanisms.
Juan Hoffmaister, Adaptation Advisor Stephanie Kwan, Technology Advisor Chloe Stull-Lane, Rural Development Advisor
To learn more about the Bonn talks, see Juan's post on It's Getting Hot in Here.
UPDATE: The side event was featured in ENB On The Side! For details and pictures, click here (about 2/3 of the way down the page).
Our delegation to CSD-16 was a shining success, bringing together young people from all kinds of backgrounds together to represent American youth at the UN Headquarters. To read reports from the ground, see our blog at www.sustainus.org/blog.
And stay tuned for more details and pictures!
Bali Delegate Richard Graves has won one of three $10,000 prizes in the Cliff Mojo/Focus the Nation Project Slingshot competition! The competition awarded grants to young people implementing hands-on projects to tackle global warming. Richard's Fired Up Youth Action TV will use the funds to produce youth-developed news segments on issues ranging from politics to pop culture, all from the perspective of their relation to global warming and the restructuring of our economy.
National Public Radio recently featured Agent of Change Kelley Greenman in its series profiling people working on global warming. Kelley served as a delegate to Bali and will be a delegation leader to the Commission on Sustainable Development in May. A recent recipient of the Truman and Udall awards, Kelley also spoke about her accomplishments and involvement with SustainUS to her school newspaper.
UPDATE: Juan Hoffmaister, a SustainUS policy advisor and former Agent of Change was also featured on NPR's Climate Connections series. In an interview, article, and audio slideshow, Juan discusses his travels around the world researching areas affected by environmental challenges tied to climate change. Juan also blogs about his travels on ChangingClimates.info.