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Paris Agreement Builds Momentum Towards Ratification

Today, September 21, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a special event – the “High-Level Event on Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change” – to speed the ratification of the historic international climate agreement finalized at COP21 last December. The Paris Agreement enters into force once at least 55 countries, representing […]

Educator Opportunity! Window into Paris: COP21

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce an opportunity for educators to participate in the UNFCCC 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris, France November 30-December 11, 2015!  Educators that are selected will join thousands of individuals from around the world in observing UN negotiations.  In addition to the official UN events, there […]

Day Five – COP18

Day two of COP18 was quite a busy day for our delegation. Many of us spent countless hours attending side events run by institutions such as the United Nations Environmental Program, several Indigenous peoples organizations, and environmental activists groups such as Greenpeace. These side events provided critical understanding of not only the importance of trying […]

Day Four – COP18

Today was the official launch of the UNFCCC’s 18th annual Conference of Parties! By chance the School for Environmental Studies Education Foundation was drawn out of a lottery pool to receive a pass to attend the Opening Plenary. Cassie, one of the SES students, was chosen to attend the opening while I sat in a […]

Day Three – COP18

Sunday was spent primarily at the American School of Doha, getting familiar with the members of our joint delegation of SES and ASD students and teachers, as well as myself. After a tour of the school, we strategized and distributed different interest areas (such as Technology, Mitigation, and Adaptation), different civil society constituency groups (such […]

Day Two – COP18

Siiri with youth participants from the United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition as well as two members of the Arab Youth Climate Coalition from Algeria Saturday was the second day of the Conference of Youth at Education City. Although I attended a regional breakout session in which youth from North America met to strategize around lobbying […]

Day One – COP18

After one car ride to New York City, three subway trips, and two planes rides totaling seventeen hours, I’ve finally made it to the 18th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of Parties held in Doha, Qatar! I’ve already begun to notice the impact that this international climate convergence has played here in […]