Engaged Opportunity Grants

Student Engagement at the COP23 Climate Conference

Including students in the Cornell delegation for the 23rd United Nations climate conference

Since the Paris Agreement was signed at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in 2015, the world has embarked on truly global commitments to mitigate and adapt to climate change. This project enables ten students to attend the UN COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany in November 2017 and serve as members of the Cornell delegation, engaging with delegates from around the world. Before and after COP23, the students will work with climate change groups from Cornell and the Ithaca community, sharing what they experienced while at the UN conference and helping plan for future Cornell involvement at the COPs.

Grant category: Student Leadership

The Team

  • Natalie MahowaldDepartment of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    College of Engineering and Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
  • Allison ChatrchyanDepartment of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Development Sociology
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions
  • Community partner: Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative
  • Community partner: Interfaith Climate Action Network

In the News

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 
Cornell student tells COP23 delegates: ‘Face up to reality’
– Cornell Chronicle

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 
Cornell students meet, learn from COP23 world leaders
– Cornell Chronicle


Engaged Opportunity Grants

Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

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