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Friday, October 23

U-M COP21 delegation seeking Ground Control team

Hello climate enthusiasts!

Looking for a way to connect to global climate negotiations?  Join us at an informational meeting Wednesday, 28 October at 5:00pm in 3038 Dana to discuss opportunities on U-M’s COP21 Ground Control team.

  • What is COP21?   The 21st Conference of Parties (“COP”) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, taking place in Paris 30 Nov-11 Dec 2015, where negotiators will finalise a new, binding global climate agreement.  U-M will send a delegation of 8 graduate students and 2 professors to Paris. 
  • Why Ground Control?  The U-M delegation will need support and guidance to get the most out of the conference.  Moreover, the best way to increase transparency in the negotiations is to get as many people as possible—like you!—actively engaged.  The Ground Control team keeps the Paris delegation “grounded” in Ann Arbor by helping set priorities, giving key updates from home, and collaborating on local follow-ups of the conference.
  • Who should join?  Graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in climate science/policy—no specific expertise is required.  Ground Control roles can be flexible and evolving, so if you’re even a little intrigued we’d love to talk about how you can be involved.

For other inquiries, please contact Lizz Ultee, ehultee@umich.edu.

At Wednesday’s meeting, we’ll discuss some background of the COP and our vision for the Ground Control team.  Hope to see you there!

All the best,
U-M COP21 delegation
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Elizabeth Ultee
PhD Candidate—Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences
University of Michigan

e: ehultee@umich.edu | w: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/ehultee/
m: 2531 Space Research Building
2455 Hayward Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109