Voices from Bonn: System Change not Climate Change

By Anna Gyorgy

The long trip from Wendell, Massachusetts back to the Rhine River put me at the center of world discussions on climate. Bonn, former capital of a divided Germany, was my home base for decades. Now, thanks to the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice and other supporters, I could attend the 23rd ‘conference of the parties’ of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP23.

My goal was to witness this history, and report back. Not from the conference itself – check out the excellent reporting at Democracy Now! for that  —  but outside, attending meetings and actions of those demanding and working for strong action for climate protection and climate justice...

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This project was supported by donations to the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice. Online donations for future work welcome here.

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(This letter done for Traprock was sent to area press and has thus far been printed in the Montague Reporter and Athol Daily News)