The 25th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting, known as the Conference of the Parties (COP25), will be held Dec. 2 to 13 in Santiago, Chile.
York University community members interested in attending COP25 should email Dawn Bazely, University Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, by Saturday, Aug. 31. Interested applicants should use the subject line: “My application to be nominated for the York U delegation to COP25.” Their applications should include a brief explanation about why they wish to attend COP.
Bazely is the focal point for the annual UNFCCC. In this role, she provides the nominations and registration for the University’s delegates to COP25. Successful delegate applicants usually receive credentials for one week out of the two weeks of the meetings.
York University has observer status as a research and independent non-governmental organization (RINGO). Since COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark, (every year but one) a delegation of York University students and faculty has attended COP to witness negotiations, attend research presentations and art installations, and to network with fellow climate change scholars and activists.
It is important to note that delegates will be responsible for their own funding and must arrange their own air fare, hotel accommodations, local transportation and time away from their work or studies.
For more information about COP25, visit the UNFCCC website at unfccc.int/Santiago.