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Cornell Delegations to UN Climate Change Conferences

COP25 (Chile/Madrid)

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For the fifth consecutive year, Cornell is sending delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference Conference of the Parties. This year marks the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties – or COP – and will take place from December 3-14, in Katowice, Poland. Read more on our UN-COP site.
 

COP24 (Katowice)

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For the fourth consecutive year, Cornell is sending delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference Conference of the Parties. This year marks the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties – or COP – and will take place from December 3-14, in Katowice, Poland. Read more on our UN-COP site.
 

COP23 (Bonn)

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Cornell University sent a delegation of ten faculty researchers, eleven students, and two staff members to COP23, in Bonn, Germany, from November 6-17. Funding was provided by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, and Engaged Cornell. Read more on our new UN-COP site.
 

Previous COP Participation

  • 2016 - COP22 (Marrakech)  

    COP21 - Paris, France

    Fourteen Cornell faculty, staff, and students participated in COP 22 (Marrakech, Morocco) 11/7-11/18:

    Cornell's COP22 delegation included seven faculty researchers, five students, and two media contacts. They participated in several Cornell-supported events. Major funding support for the delegation was provided by the Atkinson Center. 

    Events

    11/3-4:Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change

    This conference will bring together some of the world’s best experts from indigenous peoples, researchers and governments. Speakers will provide testimonies about how local communities are grappling with impacts exacerbated by climate change, their efforts to adapt but also the constraints and limits that they are facing, and case studies that highlight how indigenous and local knowledge can be sources of renewed understanding, resilience and resistance.
    (Collaborators: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Indigenous Peoples Of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), and the Tebtebba Foundation

    - Dawit Solomon will present on "700 Year-old Indigenous African Soil Enrichment Technique as a Climate-smart Global Sustainable Agriculture Alternative."

         Materials

         * Land-based Food Security Interventions Can Deliver Both Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Benefits in Sub-Saharan Africa (poster)
         * Indigenous African soil enrichment as a climate-smart sustainable agriculture alternative (paper)

    11/7: Bioenergy with Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation (video)

    The session will feature best management practices from Climate Smart Agriculture, agroecology, and watershed projects around the world that are strengthening livelihoods of those most vulnerable to climate change and increasing community resiliency. We will share lessons learned from participatory approaches, and highlight the need for policy change.
    (Featuring: Johannes Lehmann and Dawit Solomon)

    11/7: Cornell Climate-Adaptive Design Studio (video)

    This program links an academic design studio with New York State waterfront communities to explore alternatives for more resilient and connected waterfront areas. It combines urban initiatives for growth and revitalization with the most recent climate projection science, as an opportunity not to fear change but to inspire cities to thrive by acting now. In addition to physically adaptive design ideas, the process encourages stakeholder interaction at multiple levels in the interests of a more socially and ecologically resilient future.
    (Featuring: Joshua Cerra)

         Materials

         * Cornell Climate-Adaptive Design Studio: Building Capacity for Climate Change One City at a Time (poster)
         * Cornell Climate-Adaptive Design Studio (slideshow)

  • 2015 - COP21 (Paris)  

    COP21 - Paris, France

    Four Cornell researchers participated in COP 21 in Paris