People who are young today will be the most affected by climate change, but how do youth around the world actually influence the trajectory of the COP negotiations to ensure that we avoid catastrophic climate change?
Youth attend COP as civil society representatives, researchers, activists, and official delegates, sometimes wearing multiple hats during the same conference. While in Bonn, I had a chance to sit down with some of these young attendees in the first few days of the conference and ask about their role, motivations, and hopes for COP23.
Harry Holmes and Lucy Fellingham
Recently Phillip Hammond the Chancellor released the UK Autumn Budget, the outline of the government’s spending plan. As ever, the green agenda didn’t register as high as the NHS and housing, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to talk about. So, without further ado, let’s look at the environmental side of the budget document.
Lucy Fellingham & Leo Frank
Oxford Climate Society’s weekly event on Monday saw almost 180 people gather to hear from our speakers and discuss what happened over the last 2 weeks in Bonn. It was a fascinating and thought-provoking talk, led by an expert panel made up of Dr Saleemul Huq, lead author on Adaptation and Mitigation for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Director of the International Institute for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), joined by Professor Myles Allen, lead author on the Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes for the IPCC and 2007 Review Editor on Global Climate Projections.
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