Sydney World Parks Congress

"To touch a woman is to touch a rock." Words of wisdom from an intimate session with global female leaders and Luvuyo Mandela, the great-grandson of Mr. Nelson Mandela sharing their thoughts on women and how they will be impacted by climate change (8'x4')

"To touch a woman is to touch a rock." Words of wisdom from an intimate session with global female leaders and Luvuyo Mandela, the great-grandson of Mr. Nelson Mandela sharing their thoughts on women and how they will be impacted by climate change (8'x4')

November was highlighted for me by the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. This even happens once every 10 years and is an opportunity for people around the world to share stories, help each other and better understand the state of what is happening in our world's protected areas.  I was brought on to graphic record for the National Park Service as they co-led the Responding to Climate Change Stream, one of eight major themes throughout the week-long event attended by over 6,000 people from around the world.

Below are images of live and on-site studio recordings from the event -- the latter synthesizing key ideas reported over 5 days of sessions in the Stream.

It was inspiring and humbling to see so many passionate people around the world working and making commitments to improve our global terrestrial and marine protected areas.

Live capture of artistic expressions of climate change by young women ages 12-19 presented at the World Parks Congress (8'x4')

Live capture of artistic expressions of climate change by young women ages 12-19 presented at the World Parks Congress (8'x4')

A large-scale synthesis of the journeys participants went on during the Responding to Climate Change Stream (16'x4')

A large-scale synthesis of the journeys participants went on during the Responding to Climate Change Stream (16'x4')