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B.C. First Nations heading to COP28 in Dubai – CityNews

November 26, 2023

The First Nations Climate Initiative (FNCI) will be joining Canada’s official delegation at COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Dubai next month.

The group includes members from the Haisla Nation, Nisga’a Nation, Metlakatla First Nation, and Halfway River First Nation.

Candice Wilson, enviromental manager for the Haisla Nation, was at COP27 representing the FNCI last year in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Wilson says this year, her team will be presenting the role of nature-based solutions in climate issues and giving an update on what it has been accomplished this past year.

“Haisla is a part of eight nations who went to a contractor to develop a pre-feasibility study for a nature-based project in our traditional territory, and our focus would be on repairing restoration and improved forest management.”

Wilson says her team strives to highlight a just energy transition that simultaneously advances de-carbonization, reconciliation aims, First Nations economic self-determination, and the repair and recovery of ecosystems that restore traditional and cultural values.

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