Climate Blue began as the blog of the University of Michigan’s delegation to the 15th UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP 15) in Copenhagen in December, 2009. Today, we reach a collection of graduate students, professors, business people, non-governmental professionals, and public servants from across the United States.
Our mission is to unite, educate, and empower our members as well as U-M students and Michigan citizens by making them more knowledgeable about climate change science, policy (both domestic and international), and its impacts on our community. We are uniquely tied to the Conference of the Parties as we send the official University of Michigan delegation, made up of students and faculty, to it each year. Since the Conference of the Parties is the most prominent international meeting on climate change mitigation and adaptation, we think it is important to update our community on its happenings.
We do this, first, through our internet presence with our own website, blog, e-mail listserv, Facebook, and Twitter in which the public is directly tied to our delegation’s voices on the ground of the conference. Second, we plan and run symposia to summarize the events of the conference for our community, bring together experts in the field to answer questions, and highlight opportunities for interested citizens to get involved. Third, we run outreach events that aim to prepare students who could become tomorrow’s delegation.
If you are interested in joining or working with our group? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to join? University of Michigan students can also request to join us on our Maize Page.