SustainUS COP24 Delegation

We are youth climate justice leaders, coming together from across the United States to take action at the annual UN Climate Talks (COP24) as the SustainUS delegation. The Trump administration will not have the last word on our futures. 

photo: hand-drawn faces of the SustainUS COP24 delegation, created by delegation leader Aneesa Khan

Will you help send our team of youth climate activists to the 2018 UN Climate Talks (COP24) in Katowice, Poland this December?

Our delegation needs to raise $30,000 to cover the costs of the trip. Will you help us reach this goal by donating and sharing this crowdfunder page? Your donation will directly fund travel, housing, food, action costs, and UN certification for 2+ weeks for the 12 members of our team. Admittance to the delegation was without regard to financial situation in order to make this opportunity accessible to as many young people as possible. Now, we are seeking help from our communities to ensure we can do this work.

Our youth-led organization, SustainUS, has sent delegations of young people to the UN for nearly 20 years to advocate for climate justice and elevate the voices of U.S. youth and other frontline communities. This year our delegation is comprised of 12 youth from across the United States - from New York to Oregon, big cities to rural areas, the deep South to the Navajo Nation - each with a story to share. You can read about each delegates here . 

At COP24, SustainUS will join the global community to use our voices to hold corporations and politicians accountable, as we build solidarity and promote solutions that provide for the just and sustainable future we want to live in.

This year is the most important policy year at the UN Climate Talks since the Paris Agreement was signed: at COP24 global leaders will decide how the framework and commitments of the Paris Agreement will become reality. So far these commitments have added up to little action. Through our 4 goals, our team of young people will be holding the US officials at the UN Climate Talks accountable to the Paris Agreement and beyond.

1)  Build momentum for grassroots movements across the United States working to keep fossil fuels in the ground and transition to 100% renewable energy.

2) Hold US decision makers accountable to climate justice at the COP.

3)  Hold corporations accountable and ensure a fossil fuel phase out.

4)  Actively work in global solidarity with nations from the global south, uplifting and amplifying their demands and needs.

This year, our communities and the global south have faced unprecedented wildfires, flooding, and heatwaves as a result of our changing climate. It’s never been clearer to our team and youth across the globe that the time is now to demand climate justice for all.

Help our team take action to demand climate justice at the UN climate talks by donating TODAY!

By donating, you’re making our work possible. We want to share our work with you! When you donate you can sign up to receive email updates from our team while we’re in Poland. There are also more ways to follow our work and see what we’re up to.  

Follow us:  SustainUS Facebook / / Instagram: @sustainus / Twitter: @SustainUS 

We are so grateful for your support,
The SustainUS COP24 Delegation

Allie Rosenbluth, 25, Jackson County, Oregon

Aneesa Khan, 23, India

Avery Sinclair Raines, 23, Washington, DC

Daniel Jubelirer, 25, Oakland, CA

Gavi Reiter, 23, New Haven, CT

Kristy Drutman, 23, Berkeley, CA

Maria Doerr, 23, Columbia, MO

Michael Charles, 24, Columbus, OH

Michaela Mujica-Steiner, 23, Boulder, CO

Naila Marjorie Segule, 19, Raleigh, NC

Phillip Brown, 19, Kingston, Jamaica

Vic Barrett, 19, New York, NY
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