Good COP, BAD COP – Mexico 2010

The Nicholas School Goes to Cancun
by -- November 27th, 2010

From November 29th – December 10th, seven students from the Nicholas School will be reporting from the front lines of the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancun, Mexico.

As American families enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend, the international community is beginning to collect in Cancun, Mexico for the latest round of climate change negotiations.

From November 29th – December 10th, seven students from the Nicholas School will be reporting from the front lines of the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancun, Mexico.  We encourage you to check back regularly as we share our experiences and provide updates on the progress and happenings of the conference over the next two weeks.

What is COP16?

The Conference of the Parties is an annual meeting of the 192 signatories to the UNFCCC, a convention signed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.  Every year, the COP meets to further the goals outlined in the convention – this year in Cancun.  After the total gridlock of COP15 last year in Copenhagen, progress during the Cancun meeting is important.

Stay tuned as we explore the most pressing issues being negotiated and detail life at the COP.  We encourage and look forward to all feedback and a dialogue through this blog.  To Mexico!

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