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November 28, 2011

COP 17 Kickoff

Today kicked off what will be a busy and exciting week for the Sierra Club's COP 17 delegation in Durban as we connect with partners fighting dangerous coal development around the globe, promote renewable energy solutions, work on climate finance and gender issues, and build the international youth movement. Some members of the delegation even got a head start, arriving in Durban early for the Conference of Youth and Dirty Energy Week.

The Sierra Club will be on the front lines over the next two weeks as we:

  • Partner with Greenpeace International on the "Coal, the Dirty Truth" side event inside the conference on Tuesday, November 29.
  • Join the Carbon War Room and the Mary Robinson Foundation for a special event to discuss energy access on Thursday, December 1.
  • Participate in the Global Day of Action march in Durban with activists from around the world on Saturday, December 3.
  • Present on the health impacts of deadly coal pollution at the Climate Health Summit with Health Care Without Harm on Sunday, December 4.
  • Host a Move Beyond Coal workshop with groundWork South Africa on Monday, December 5.
  • Discuss environmental and labor alliances as part of the Blue-Green panel at the World of Work Pavilion on Monday, December 5.
  • Stage visibility events to highlight the dangers of coal and the need for action, including a funeral for coal and heads in the sands photo op.
  • Hold the first ever Sierra Club booth inside the conference to discuss who we are and what we do during the second week.
  • And much, much more! Stay tuned to the delegation blog to get the latest info.

-- Nicole Ghio

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