The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is a non-binding international environmental treaty drafted at the Rio Earth Summit in June 1992. At the annual Conferences of the Parties (COP), the Convention’s signatory nations meet to assess the effects of measures taken by the Parties and the progress made in achieving the ultimate goal; stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Currently there are 195 Parties (or countries) to the Convention. Students who attend the COP conference will gain tangible skills and exposure to global policy-making, and expand their personal networks for research and career development.
Below, a “candidate” means a person who has expressed interest in attending the COP and has completed the U-M application form by April 18, 2016. A “delegate” means a person who has been selected to attend the COP and will represent the University of Michigan.
Course information, expectations, and application materials for prospective candidates can be found at this link: COP- 22 APPLICATION.