Author: Ian Empson, Window Into COP23 Delegate

Money or Food: What Will Youth Choose?

This morning, the exhaustion really hit me hard. I missed my alarm, and when I did wake up about half an hour later it was struggle to get out of bed. Luckily, a quick breakfast on the subway over to COP kept me on schedule. The first conference that I wanted to attend was called […]

How to Solve the Future

This morning, I attended one of the most informational and interesting sessions that I’ve been to so far. We’ve all heard a lot about how we need to change our lifestyle to maintain our goal of keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5ºC, but we rarely get a solid explanation on how to do this. […]

Too Much to See, Too Much to Hear

Late last night we all attended the opening reception of COP. It was filled with festivities such as singing and lots of dancing. A Fijian police band played some traditional music while men dressed in traditional clothing danced along. Then, the Prime Minister of Fiji came out and gave a speech to the audience. When […]

Finding My Way At COP

Wow, it feels amazing to finally be here. It was a long journey, and we had a bit of a stressful train ride. It’s a bit hard adjusting to a country where none of the signs are in English and very few people speak it. Fortunately, the food here so far has been amazing, and […]

Meet Our COP23 Delegation: Ian Empson

Ian Empson is a member of Climate Generation’s Window Into COP23 program, a multi-sector delegation attending the United Nation Framework on Climate Change Convention’s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany. Our delegates will observe sessions and interact with climate change policy negotiations across international leaders and stakeholders. Ian Empson is a high […]