The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hosted the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP-23) this November in Bonn, Germany. Each year, Tufts sends delegates to represent the university, and TIE is very excited to continue the great work of previous years. Through their status as observers, the Tufts community gains important insight into the discussions that frame global climate change policy.
Witnessing these debates has long impacted faculty and student research and continues to shape Tufts' sustainability policy. ALL members of the Tufts community, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff, are eligible to apply to attend COP. In addition to attending the vital discussions of the event, the Tufts delegates participate in several activities, such as exhibits, side events, and a newsroom that provides regular, on-going communication and updates on COP discussion and decisions to the wider Tufts community.
The UNFCCC COP-24 will take place from 3-14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. For more information about COP-24, click here. If you are interested in attending COP-24 as a Tufts delegate, please stay tuned for information in Spring 2018!
"Cop-22 provided an opportunity to build networks and expand my horizons on the development of my capstone in global maritime affairs and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Attending COP-22 has contributed greatly towards completing my capstone, particularly in the role of non-state actors - specifically the coastal community - in determining the public policy related to oceans, blue technology, and the protection of seas and marine resources." -Angga D. Martha, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy '17