What is the UN Climate Conference?
This conference is formally called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP). The UNFCCC was created at the 1992 “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, with the ultimate aim of “preventing dangerous human interference with the climate system.” The annual COP serves as the “supreme body” of the Convention with the “highest decision-making authority.”
What is the Purpose of this Project?
The purpose of this project is to promote climate literacy among college and university students by employing social media as a tool and the UN as a platform for education. “Climate Change Literacy and Education” is one of four “Actions” recommended by the ACS Climate Change Public Policy Statement.
Who Can Participate?
Any undergraduate or graduate student who is (or can become) a student member of ACS can participate.
How is the Project Funded?
Participants must secure funding through their home institutions and other outside sources.
Can I Receive Academic Credit for Participating?
Several previous students have received academic credit by linking this project to an internship, independent study, or project within a course. This is determined by you and your home institution.
What are the Dates and Location of the COP?
COP 22 will be located in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7 - 18, 2016
How Do I Apply?
Application procedures and additional information can be found at: http://faculty.ycp.edu/~gfoy/
What is the Deadline for Applying?
Applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2015. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2015.