Black Agenda at the Climate Change Conference

President Barack Obama heads to Copenhagen on Friday for the tail end of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where world leaders are working at reaching a treaty to lower greenhouse gas emissions. African-American delegations from groups including the NAACP and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, however, have already been there for the past week, representing the interests of Black America in the climate change debate. Green For All, which advocates for minority inclusion in the green economy, is also on the ground at the Copenhagen. Their CEO, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, talked to ESSENCE.com shortly before her departure about the importance of having diverse voices at the climate change conference table and what's on the line for us.
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