The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) took place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and was held with support from the Government of Spain.
The 25th COP was an important conference for First Nations to represented at, and KWT was proud to ensure that Victorian climate activist, former Greens MP and Gunditchmara/Gunnai Kurnai woman Lidia Thorpe was representing;
"The support of KWT enabled me to take that voice, our voice into a place where Aboriginal Australia was not represented
The opportunity that KWT gave me was amazing. One of the highlights of my trip was meeting these other fellas called the Indigenous Caucus. I was welcomed with open arms, and they all spoke the same language as us
The struggles around the world with Indigenous people are just the same struggles we're facing here in our own country
KWT is really important in the philanthropic sector, and we need other philanthropic bodies supporting KWT to ensure it continues"
Lidia has just announced she is running for the Federal Senate for the Greens Party and plans to attend the next COP in the Netherlands 2021
KWT will continue to support First Nations' action on climate change.