The Election & the Paris Agreement: Part 1

On November 9th, 2016 we woke up here in Marrakech as most of our American friends/family were sleeping (or maybe laying awake unable to sleep). As each one of us made our way downstairs, we thought Sachi was joking when she shared the election news – having to confirm via Google for ourselves (much to …

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Environmental Justice Issues Pre-COP 22

As COP 22 is around the corner, let’s take a look at some of the most noteworthy issues that will be discussed pertaining to environmental justice: The Paris Agreement The climate change agreement negotiated during COP 21 in 2015 and ratified by 87 of 197 parties is going into effect today. Many environmental justice advocates …

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Some background leading into COP 22

As we start preparing to leave for the upcoming 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22), it is useful to reflect on what issues are at stake this year and what outcomes might be desirable. UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been a negotiating body since its inception …

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Introducing Our COP22 Delegates!

With COP22 in Marrakech just a few weeks away, we at Climate Blue want to formally announce and celebrate our eighth observer delegation to the negotiations. This year’s delegation consists of ten students and one faculty member (in order from left-to-right, front-to-back): Micaela Battiste, Syne Salem, Sachi Graber, Emily Upton, Ishi Keenum, OJ Adhikari, Ember …

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