It’s day one of the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) and the Duke delegation is ready to go! The halls of the U.N. campus are quickly filling up and will soon host 20,000+ attendees from around the world, representing country delegations, nongovernmental organizations, research and academia, the private sector, and beyond. We’re excited to be here representing Duke — and to help send a strong message that the U.S. remains committed to climate action.
Seven students from Duke are attending each week, and we’ll be blogging about our experiences daily. These students are working with a diverse mix of clients to support their efforts at COP23, including the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Climate Analytics, Climate Registry, ICLEI, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Bangladeshi government, and more. You can learn more about our student delegation here.
Follow our blog here for updates over the next two weeks!