by Karen Kendrick-Hands, ESRAG Co-Founder, RI COP 24 Observer, RI COP 26 Delegation
The following resource links will help ESRAG members track what is happening throughout COP 27 in Egypt from the comforts of home. Because of the time difference, access to session recordings on demand will be as helpful as live streams. This year’s Rotary’s Delegation to COP 27 in Egypt is led by Rotary International President Jennifer Jones and includes Judith Diment, Keith Madden, Chris Puttock among others.
Citizens Climate International Peoples Pavilion
Citizens’ Climate international Peoples Pavilion provides easy access to live streams of selected Sessions from COP 27. One must register, and be accepted to join, and then the platform is easy to use, or just download their app. CCI supports the concept of an “open COP” that provides access to ordinary citizens around the globe shining a light on what happens behind closed doors.
Earth Negotiations Bulletin
The news feed from this group is a reliable and neutral source of what is happening. You can subscribe to this new service trust their daily reporting. They self describe:” Earth Negotiations Bulletin is a balanced, timely and independent reporting service on United Nations environment and development negotiations.”
A bonus -All ENB photos are free to use with attribution
. For the Sharm El-Sheik Climate Change Conference, please use: Photo by IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis
United Nations official news feed
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We Don’t have Time
Based in Sweden, this social media platform for climate action and solutions has daily live broadcasts from COP27, available upon registration. They are a reliable and trustworthy source.
Climate Action Network
This is an organization and news platform that works with the Environmental Constituency at COP27. Their activism and messaging is often beyond Rotary International‘s comfort zone, however they highlight the important issues and the urgency to act. They push for more ambitious NDCs (each country’s climate commitment) and other actions to be taken sooner.
About the author: ESRAG’s co-founder Karen Kendrick-Hands was Rotary International’s first observer delegate to a Conference of the Parties (COP) for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice for COP 24 in 2018. Karen joined Rotary’s first delegation after Rotary International created the Area of Focus for the Environment with Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta in Glasgow at COP26.