Wednesday, December 16, 2009

COP15: Day 10

My meeting last night with Barbara De Rosa-Joynt went very well! We spoke for an hour, and it was great to learn more about her career with the US State Department and the art of negotiating. I learned that she was first exposed to international relations with a trip to the UN in NY with her Girl Scout troop.

Last night, I sat next to Jonathan Pershing at the US Briefing! It went well, and it was nice to get an update on the negotiations after a full day of meetings and side events.

Today, Sarah represented WAGGGS on behalf of the Americans here with the delegation at the Bella Center. I participated as a “spoke” at the YOUNGO Spokes-council meeting this morning. I voted on three proposals on behalf of WAGGGS.

Afterwards, Sara-Linnea ad I attended the Klima Forum. We learned all about solar energy in India and the importance of increasing the efficiency of technologies. I also interviewed two members of Soroptimist International who are advocates of WAGGGS and explored the exhibition area. There were some demonstrations in the city, so it took some extra time to travel home on the bus, train, and metro!

This evening I worked on several articles for the Communications Working Group. We all enjoyed a candle lit supper and watched the snow accumulate. It is beautiful here, and it is still snowing!

Tomorrow will be a full day of debrief at the Scout Center, following the negotiations from our “Command Center” at the Scout Center, and starting to plan and brainstorm what we will do with our new knowledge about climate change and understanding about international policies when we get home to our own countries.

Yours Truly in Guiding and Scouting,

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