For the 5th year in a row the School of Environmental Studies is bringing a group of high school students to the United Nations International Climate Change Conference. This year it is being held in Warsaw, Poland November 11th-22nd. The COP, or Conference of the Parties, will bring together representatives from more than 190 countries […]
Arctic explorer Will Steger speaks on a panel with Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper about engaging youth in the policy of climate change at the Bellona Foundation stage at the COP15 conference in Copenhagen.
Will Steger Minnesota delegate and IEN organizer Aurora Conley marches with the Indigenous Environmental Network and speaks about the resolution she hopes to present to the US Ambassador at a rally outside the US embassy in Copenhagen during the COP15 Summit.
A press conference was held at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen with representative of the 7-state Midwest region of the US, including Expedition Copenhagen delegate Sarah Mulkoff and Minnesota House Representative, Kate Knuth.
The delegations from the US and Kenya meet each other at COP15 for a discussion on how climate change is impacting their individual countries and people. They work together to create a book of storie from Kenyan and US youth that was presented to President Obama and featured on the White House website.
Expedition Copenhagen delegate Holly Jones talks about the Alliance of Small Island States and their stance at the Cop15 negotiations.
James Balog, National Geographic photographerand Director of the Extreme Ice Survey project presented his work at the US Center on the first day of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change. Expedition Copenhagen South Dakota youth delegate, Jamie Horter had a chance to speak with James following his session.
Al Gore speaks to a packed room during a COP15 side event. His presentation speaks directly to the impact of climate change on the Arctic ice. Here is a few minutes of his presentation.
So many things are happening at the U.N. Climate Change Summit – it will make your head spin! Bringing awareness and attention to an issue or group can be done in many ways. “Actions” are a large part of the Climate Change Summit and in making statements worldwide. Particular planned “actions” with different organizations and […]
This past Thursday, one day before the end of the 2009 Conference of Parties (COP 15), I fasted to help call attention to the great injustice of global climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions, which come disproportionately from people in industrialized countries, are imposing serious climate impacts on the rest of the world–droughts and desertification in […]