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COP 16

It’s that time again… time for an international climate change conference. This year marks the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP) and the event is being held in Cancun, Mexico. Last year, as many of you may recall, a group of Dickinson students attended COP 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark as part of the course, “Kyoto to Copenhagen: Negotiating the Future of the Planet.” The students performed research on the idea of “common but differentiated” responsibility, attending COP meeting and interviewing scientists, delegates and activists from around the world. These students kept a wonderful blog that outlines their entire semester: reflections from initial classes at Dickinson,  research papers on specific international issues, country profiles and of course, the action in Copenhagen. They’ve also put together a database of interviews.

The reactions to results of COP 15, namely the Copenhagen Accord are varied. Some said it was a failure, others claimed it was an important step in the right direction.  But that’s all in the past now. What will happen at COP16? Will an emissions reduction protocol be agreed on?

Three of the K2C students are at COP 16 right now and they’ve promised to keep Dickinson posted. Check out their blog and follow them on twitter!

4 Responses to “COP 16”

  1.   Barcelona Apartamentos Says:

    An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  2.   Wendy K. Says:

    It is quite expected and normal for student to organize such an initiative. After all they are the one to be trusted for making a difference. To become reconciled with the current environmental situation would be wrong. I hope your voices will be heard!

  3.   Janice Says:

    As I just run across your post, I got pretty enthusiastic about the student’s blog and initiatives, but just checking it out, I found out that it has not been updated with posts since 2010, and as I would like to take part in all of these happenings, I would like to ask if the blog has been moved somewhere else?

  4.   edenbov Says:

    Our blog has been inactive for quite some time, but we are planning to begin posting pod-casts in the near future. Thank you for your interest.

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