Bioneers 2024 Conference

The Challenge of Democracy in a Climate Emergency

We simultaneously face two related existential crises—climate breakdown and radical threats to democracy worldwide. The climate emergency demands a fundamental restructuring of governance keyed to both biospheric realities and to addressing obscene inequality. Can democracy withstand climate chaos? Is a reformed and stronger democracy our best hope to make it through the long emergency ahead of us? What’s needed? Hosted by Ben Davis, Wend Collective and Civic (Re)solve.  With: Chief Oren Lyons, Indigenous Rights and climate leader, Faithkeeper, Onandaga Nation, Haudenosaune; Colette Pichon Battle, co-founder of Taproot Earth; Jennifer Riley Collins, Southeast Regional Administrator for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Freight & Salvage


March 28th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Colette Pichon Battle
Vision & Initiatives Partner
Taproot Earth
Oren Lyons
Member Chief
Onondaga Council of Chiefs and the Grand Council of the Iroquois Confederacy
Jennifer Riley Collins
Southeast Regional Administrator
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Ben Davis
Civic (Re)Solve