To promote climate literacy among a broad audience, including college & university students, by employing social media as a tool and the UN as a platform for education to engage others in climate change discourse.
Student Delegates Attending International Conference
More than 190 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will gather in Paris, France from December 1st to December 12th to forge an international climate change agreement. As representatives of the world's governments and international organizations negotiate policy, a parallel conversation will take place among college and university students. Eight student delegates will officially represent the American Chemical Society (ACS) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21).
Student delegates will attend talks, take part in UN events, discuss special interests with other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and interview world leaders. They will employ social networking technologies, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to reach a broad audience of educators, activists, and college & university students across the globe. The students will be joined by three faculty mentors: Dr. Diane Husic from Moravian College, and Drs. Keith Peterman and Gregory Foy from York College of Pennsylvania. To learn more about the history of the program and the UN Climate Talks click here and to learn more about previous student delegates click here.