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Jihan Gearon

IP-GearonJihan is executive director of the Black Mesa Water Coalition. In her position as Native Energy Organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Jihan worked to build the capacity of communities throughout the U.S. and Canada who are impacted by energy development and climate change. Jihan is a member of the Steering Committee of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (USA), a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Grassroots for Global Justice alliance (USA) and a member of Mobilization for Climate Justice. Jihan has been a participant in the UNFCCC COP 11 in Montreal in 2005, the COP 14 in Poznan, Poland in 2008 and the COP 15 in Copenhagen in 2009. Jihan was a delegate in the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change held in Anchorage, Alaska in 2009.


Area of Expertise/Specialties:
Indigenous Peoples rights, environmental justice, climate justice, the impacts of energy development and climate change on Indigenous Peoples and people of color, especially in North America.

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