On behalf of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Environment Sector, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to participate in a National Climate Strategy Webinar on November 20, 2020, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm (PST). This virtual engagement session is expected to take approximately two hours.
At the Annual General Assembly in July 2019, the AFN declared a First Nations Climate Emergency, recognizing that “…climate change constitutes a state of emergency for our lands, waters, animals, and peoples.” Resolution 05/2019 laid out some immediate steps, including for the AFN to plan a National Climate Gathering and develop a National Climate Strategy.
The Advisory Committee on Climate Action and the Environment (ACE), with support from the AFN Environment Sector, has worked to advance this direction from the Chiefs-in-Assembly. In order to advance the AFN National Climate Strategy, and in light of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFN is using different techniques to receive your input, including this webinar – to support the involvement of First Nations leadership, women, youth, knowledge keepers, and experts from the four directions. A national effort such as this on climate change has not been carried out in recent memory, however, there are multiple regional efforts, whether surveys or gatherings that have taken place, including in British Columbia, the Yukon, and the Atlantic Region.
If you are interested to join in the National Climate Strategy Webinar, please complete the registration form and email it to Barbara Bonspille via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A cover email to the Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to confirm details and your participation.
For more information go to AFN website