Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands Tour Takes Queen Quet to Global Climate Action Summit for Climate Heritage Mobilization
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Founding Member of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association and visionary behind the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank represented the Gullah/Geechee Nation at the United Nations COP 22 Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Those that were a part of that conference came together to work toward the Paris Climate Agreement. Since that time, the United States president has said that he and his administration will not do the things within the agreement. This has not stopped the mobilization of people around the globe especially citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Organizers for the Climate Heritage Mobilization at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit which will be held in San Francisco, CA September 12 to 14 realize that heritage has the power to help communities make the #ParisAgreement a reality. At the #ClimateHeritage Mobilization @ #GCAS2018, cultural heritage community leaders from around the world are uniting to the show the way. One of these leaders will be Queen Quet who has been invited to California by the governor of that state. She will be part of the Global Climate Action Summit which will bring together state and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world to showcase climate action taking place, thereby demonstrating how the tide has turned in the race against climate change and inspiring deeper national commitments in support of the Paris Agreement.
The Summit will showcase climate action around the world, along with bold commitments, to give world leaders the confidence they can go even further by 2020. The Summit’s five headline challenge areas are Healthy Energy Systems; Inclusive Economic Growth; Sustainable Communities; Land Stewardship and Transformative Climate Investments. A series of reports are set to be launched over the coming months and at the Summit underlining the contribution of states and regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society, also known as “non-party stakeholders” to national and international efforts to address climate change.
Many partners are supporting the Global Climate Action Summit and the mobilization in advance including the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition; Climate Group; the Global Covenant of Mayors; the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; BSR; We Mean Business; Ceres, CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project; the World Wide Fund for Nature; and Mission 2020.
For more information on the Summit and the Climate Heritage Mobilization to
To support Queen Quet’s journey to this and additional United Nations events, contribute at https://www.gofundme.com/gullahgeechee-queen-quet-goes-toun.
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