Renee Juliene Karunungan

Renee Juliene Karunungan is a freelance journalist who writes about human rights and climate change issues for both local and international media. She is also a climate tracker for Adopt a Negotiator and followed the climate negotiations at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP 21) in Paris in 2015.

No Climate Justice Without Gender Justice

November 18, 2016

Around the world, women have been actively seeking solutions to climate change. For some, women are seen as weak and vulnerable, and it is no different when it comes to climate change. They are not considered to be agents of change. But this narrative needs to change. Women are impacted...

Indigenous Women: Respect Our Knowledge and Tradition

December 13, 2015

Indigenous rights, knowledge and traditions must be respected in the new climate action agreement. “We had a culture where we preserved wild fruits for when we didn’t have enough food and grains,” says Edna Kaptoyo, a Pokot indigenous woman from Kenya. “My mother did this for our family, but today,...

Youth Are Finding Solutions to Climate Change

December 04, 2015

The youth will feel the full force of climate change. The time to change that is now. The fourth day of the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris was dubbed “Youth and Future Generations.” Speaking at a press conference on December 3, Ahmad Alhendawi, youth envoy for the United Nations...

Empowering Women is Part of the Climate Solution

December 02, 2015

Women must be recognized as agents of change who hold solutions to the world’s most pressing problems such as climate change. Young feminists from different parts of the world have gathered in Paris on the third day of climate negotiations, known as the Conference of Parties (COP) 21, sharing stories...