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I got kicked out of negotiations at COP23

From the beginning of COP23, I followed the negotiations on global stocktake. I went to every session I could – G77 coordination meetings, working groups, and most importantly, informal consultations between the co-facilitators and the parties. By the afternoon of the 14th of November, the negotiations on GST had come to a conclusion. The parties…

Linking Science and the Global Stocktake

On the 8th November 2017, the German Pavilion had a session on Global Stocktake: Information from the science.The session comprised of leading and influential figures from both the government and scientific fields. It was chaired by Ms. Eliza Norton of the World Resources institute, and the esteemed panelists were: Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer, Mercator Research Institute…

Let’s talk about Talanoa

“Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?” Those three lines had been my much uttered mantra at COP23. There were extensives talk about the Talanoa Dialogue – a term that I was first being introduced to at the Climate Action Network (CAN) Pre-COP Session on the 5th November…

People of COP

As a part of our “homework”, I have approached a couple of people I’ve met at COP and ask them a few questions. Find out more about these amazing people from different parts of the world working towards a better, more sustainable future.   Global South: Raisa Bashar, North South University, Bangladesh Harlino Nandha Prayudha, IAAS…

Youths of COP: Joanna Read

Youths of COP: A brief Q&A with people met at COP23. Q: Please tell me about yourself. A: I studied Geography at university, and absolutely loved it, and there learned about the scientific facts of climate change and how humans are causing this sudden spike (as well as looking at climate trends over hundreds of…

Humans of COP: Cuifen Pui

Humans of COP: A brief Q&A with people met at COP23. Q: Please tell me about yourself. A: Hello! My name is Cuifen. I have been an environmental scientist with DHI, a global environmental not-for-profit for the last 15 years. In my day job with DHI, I help leaders make better decisions that they can…

Youths of COP: Muhammad Ibrahim

Youths of COP: A brief Q&A with people met at COP23. Q: Please tell me about yourself. A: I am Muhammad Ibrahim and I come from Egypt. I am now a fifth-year dental student at Mansoura University. I am so passionate about environmental, climate change and sustainable development issues and sharing new ideas and experiences.…

Youths of COP: Wing Wu

Youths of COP: A brief Q&A with people met at COP23. Q: Please tell me about yourself. A: Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in sustainable agricultural system, I started my journey improvising climate actions and innovations in China through various projects of China Youth Climate Action Network(CYCAN). Before joining CYCAN…

Youths of COP: Harlino Nandha Prayudha

Youths of COP: A brief Q&A with people met at COP23. Q: Please tell me about yourself. A: My name is Harlino Nandha Prayudha. I’m a student in Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia. As an agriculture student, I learned that climate issues really affecting agricultural sector and the future of the world. Deforestation, bad…

Youths of COP: Patrick Kohl

Patrick was a part of the team behind COY13.

Youths of COP: A brief Q&A with people met at COP23. Q: Please tell me about yourself. A: My name is Patrick Kohl. I‘m 22 years old and I study Political Sciences and Public Law at the University of Bonn. Actually, I‘ve been only part of the climate change scene for a half year. Thus,…

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