Yale at COP23: On the Ground in Bonn

Forty members of the Yale community, including faculty, alumni, and 35 students from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), will be in Bonn, Germany this month as global leaders gather for the 23rd “conference of the parties” (COP23) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

During an event, held on Nov. 10, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC), along with the China Center for Climate Change Communication, released the results of a new survey showing that a majority of the public in both the U.S. and China support the Paris Agreement and the clean energy transition.

During a panel event on Nov. 14, Casey Pickett ’11 M.E.M./M.B.A., director of the Yale Carbon Charge initiative, will discuss the first-of-its-kind carbon pricing scheme recently introduced campus wide. Angel Hsu ’13 Ph.D., assistant professor at F&ES and Yale-NUS and director of Yale Data-Driven Environmental Solutions Group (Data-Driven Yale), will be speaking at side events and is organizing a workshop.

And throughout the conference students from F&ES will fill a variety of roles for national governments, global NGOs, international coalitions, church groups, student organizations, and Yale-based programs.