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Executive Director Mia MacDonald Quoted in Civil Eats Article 1/26/15

Executive Director Mia MacDonald was quoted in Advisory Board member Anna Lappe's article on Chatham House's recent study on peoples' understanding of climate change and food, particularly meat production. You can view the Civil Eats article here.

New Report Released by Brighter Green and the Global Forest Coalition on the Unsustainable Impacts of Livestock and Soybean Production in Paraguay 1/22/15

Brighter Green and the Global Forest Coalition, published a new report entitled, "Meat from a Landscape Under Threat: Testimonies of the Impacts of Unsustainable Livestock and Soybean Production in Paraguay". You can access the report here.

Brighter Green Featured in NYC Meatless Monday Press Release 1/22/15

Brighter Green and Executive Director Mia MacDonald were featured in NYC City Council Representative Helen Rosenthal's press release on the push for NYC to adopt the Meatless Monday campaign.

Executive Director Mia MacDonald Appears on Our Hen House's Highlight Reel Podcast Episode 1/10/15

Brighter Green Executive Director Mia MacDonald appears on Our Hen House's highlight reel episode on January 10th. The original TV episode can be viewed here.

East African Girls' Leadership Initiative Program Update 1/10/15

Brighter Green and Tribal Link released a January Program Update on the East African Girls' Leadership Initiative. You can access it here.

Brighter Green and Humane Society International Publish COP 20 Policy Recommendations 12/4/14

Brighter Green and Humane Society International published a policy recommendation document on animal agriculture and climate change for the COP 20 meeting in Lima, Peru. You can access the document here.

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Brighter Green at COP 18 Climate Change Conference

The 2012 meeting of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 18) was held in Doha, Qatar from November 26 to December 2, 2012.

Mia MacDonald and Eve Feng of Brighter Green attended the conference to share Brighter Green's research on climate change and the globalization of intensive animal agriculture. Brighter Green participated in a side event "Climate Change & Ensuring Sustainable, humane, Equitable Food Systems: Views from the North and South," with Humane Society International (HSI) and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WISPA). Mia MacDonald moderated. Xie Zheng, featured in Brighter Green's short documentary "What's for Dinner?" spoke at the event and posted a video of his presentation and his journey to Qatar.

Here is another video of Xie Zheng being interviewed (and singing!) at the UNFCCC's Climate Change Studio at the conference center in Doha.

Below, see a list of Brighter Green blogs from and about the conference.

Blogging from Doha

Climate Action Network's Minute. November 27, 2012
Doha: The Unlikeliest Climate Change Conference City in the World? November 27, 2012
Conditioned Response. November 28, 2012
Updates from COP 18, the Climate Conference in Doha. November 30, 2012
The Global Climate Crisis & Animal Agriculture: Doha and Beyond. December 7, 2012
Xie Zheng Posts a Video of His Talk at the COP 18 Side Event with Brighter Green. December 14, 2012