For the dozens of Yale students, faculty, and staff who were in Paris for the landmark climate talks this month, it was more than just a rare chance to watch history unfold up close. They helped make history.
Throughout the COP21 talks, members of the community — including 60 students from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale College — filled a wide range of roles. They served as delegators at the conference, provided translation, spoke on panels, and presented original research. They hosted side events, covered breaking news on social media, and worked with NGOs, international coalitions, student organizations, and Yale-based programs.