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B.C. First Nations head to COP27 seeking global leaders’ attention for a ‘just transition’ to greener future – CBC

Nov 06, 2022

The First Nations Climate Initiative will present seven policy proposals, asking for bigger stake in projects

A delegation from some northern B.C. First Nations will present their plans for a “just transition” toward a greener future at COP27, the UN climate conference that begins Sunday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the UNFCCC, will feature leaders from the First Nations Climate Initiative (FNCI) in British Columbia.

Representatives from the Haisla and Halfway River First Nations, among others, will be in Egypt representing the initiative, which also comprises other nations in northern B.C.

Among other things, the seven proposals the representatives will present will ask the provincial and federal governments to help the Nations achieve decarbonization and decolonization in tandem.

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