UUSC partnered with 350.org Brisbane and the Pacific Climate Warriors (PCW) to mobilize Pacific Island communities around the 2017 United Nations’ climate talks, the Conference of the Parties (“COP23”), providing support to Pacific Island leaders and civil society organizations (CSOs).
With UUSC’s support, the PCW were able to mobilize grassroots constituents across 15 Pacific Islands around the #HaveYourSei campaign, which garnered 23,000 signatures from over 110 countries in support of climate action. This campaign led to the launch of the Pacific Climate Warriors Declaration, based on local grassroots needs and adopted as an advocacy tool for Pacific CSO’s at the international climate negotiations.
At COP23, the Pacific Climate Warriors led or participated in 23 events and activities across two weeks, showing up powerfully and constantly at the national climate change discussions.
“Building a working relationship with UUSC has been very beneficial towards the way we have shaped our work. 1 on 1 check-ins with Salote and also having her follow our work from the start to finish has meant our Warriors have been able to put a face and build familiarity with the organization providing assistance and support to our work.” – Pacific Climate Warriors