Nearly 200 nations agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions at the COP 21 summit in Paris this month. They’re going to limit the global rise in temperatures. Nothing in the agreement is legally binding, but supporters applaud the step forward. The agreement also mentions contributions by Indigenous populations, although there are no specific protections. We will talk to members of the Indigenous delegation to the talks and hear their perspectives on how this agreement saves the world. Or at least tilts in the right direction.
You can find the entire COP 21 Agreement here.
Indigenous Environmental Network’s response to the COP 21 Agreement here.
Dallas Goldtooth (Dakota and Dine) – campaign organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network
Clayton Thomas Muller (Cree) – Indigenous rights climate campaigner
Caleen Sisk (Winnemem Wintu) – Spiritual Leader and of the Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu
Break Music: Ohdah (song) Digawolf (artist) Great Northern Man (album)