The Together|Ensemble Conference is Canada’s national conference devoted to tracking progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and BCCIC was a proud partner of the BC regional gathering hosted by the University of British Columbia. Events and panels throughout the day advanced participant understanding and appreciation of key themes as they relate to global goals. The conference gathered local and regional partners and stakeholders to attend and share their perspectives as well as to learn, engage in and contribute to Canada’s approach to the global goals. BCCIC was pleased to have hosted one of the three sessions at the conference, titled “The Pulse of Climate Activism: Indigenous Feminist Movements Leading Climate Responses and Solutions”. The session brought together researchers and activists working internationally and here on Coast Salish territory (Natalie Illanes Nogueira, Evelyn Arriagada Oyarzún, and Neftali Hernandez) within the critical nexus of Indigenous sovereignty, climate action and gender justice.
The knowledge shared and generated throughout the conference was incorporated into a report that was given to Canadian decision-makers in advance of planned high-level global Sustainable Development Goals gatherings at the UN Headquarters.