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On Tuesday, December 15th, the House Committee on Human Services will receive an update on the Governor’s directive regarding Syrian refugee settlement. 

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During our time at COP21, we participated in the “Climate Generations” area, or “civil society” space. Civil society basically means everyone who is not an official negotiator, so it was a mix of scientists, businesspeople, activists, and community leaders. It is an exciting space in which people come together to share ideas, best practices, latest research, and climate impact stories from home.

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While I was at the climate talks, I got a number of calls from reporters in the U.S. about refugees. I told them all the same thing: talking about refugees requires talking about climate change, because climate is driving forced migration all over the world.

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The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah falls during the COP negotiations this year, so our friends at the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) asked me to write a short reflection about the holiday in "light" of climate negotiations (pun intended!) and that would offer a way for Jews to engage on climate issues that is grounded in our tradition.

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We met two guys from New York in the security line to get into the Green Zone at COP21, and I thought their perspectives nicely summarized some of the challenges of addressing climate change. The first guy was really irritating, and the second guy was really engaging.

The first guy was wearing a black t-shirt and carrying nothing but a book. He was very bouncy for first thing in the morning, which was jarring for me and my jet lag, but he insisted on striking up a conversation, so I asked him what he had learned so far at COP21.

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