For the 5th year in a row the School of Environmental Studies is bringing a group of high school students to the United Nations International Climate Change Conference. This year it is being held in Warsaw, Poland November 11th-22nd. The COP, or Conference of the Parties, will bring together representatives from more than 190 countries […]
Arctic explorer Will Steger speaks on a panel with Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper about engaging youth in the policy of climate change at the Bellona Foundation stage at the COP15 conference in Copenhagen.
Will Steger Minnesota delegate and IEN organizer Aurora Conley marches with the Indigenous Environmental Network and speaks about the resolution she hopes to present to the US Ambassador at a rally outside the US embassy in Copenhagen during the COP15 Summit.
A press conference was held at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen with representative of the 7-state Midwest region of the US, including Expedition Copenhagen delegate Sarah Mulkoff and Minnesota House Representative, Kate Knuth.
Expedition Copenhagen delegate Holly Jones talks about the Alliance of Small Island States and their stance at the Cop15 negotiations.
James Balog, National Geographic photographerand Director of the Extreme Ice Survey project presented his work at the US Center on the first day of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change. Expedition Copenhagen South Dakota youth delegate, Jamie Horter had a chance to speak with James following his session.
Al Gore speaks to a packed room during a COP15 side event. His presentation speaks directly to the impact of climate change on the Arctic ice. Here is a few minutes of his presentation.
This past Thursday, one day before the end of the 2009 Conference of Parties (COP 15), I fasted to help call attention to the great injustice of global climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions, which come disproportionately from people in industrialized countries, are imposing serious climate impacts on the rest of the world–droughts and desertification in […]
As Obama addressed the plenary hall inside the Bella Center, many watched from outside since NGO’s had limited to no access to the center today. His speech echoed through the concrete hall while all stared in silence. Furrowed brows headlined the uncertain glances around the hall at friends and strangers. Is this the same President […]
Today the Bella Center was bursting at the seems as hordes of observers tried to get into the conference for the first time. This week, things are going to heat up as we try to turn down the heat. Starting tomorrow, presidents and national leaders will begin to arrive, and fewer and fewer youth delegates […]