Days 13-14: Goodbye Marrakech – Breakthrough or Business as Usual?

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Days 13-14 (Week 2), Weekend Nov. 19-20, 2016 by Alexander Pfeiffer [1] In the early morning hours of Saturday morning the 22nd COP came to an end with some final declarations. Unfortunately, we, the YEL delegation, could not attend this final plenary, as it was closed to observer so only official negotiating parties

November 21st, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|

Day 12: Youth at the COP22 — Change Needed?

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Day 12 (Week 2), Friday Nov. 18, 2016 by Casey Catherine Miller [1] and Alexander Pfeiffer [2] Coming to my first COP I am pleasantly surprised by the amount of passionate youth dedicated to making an impact in their world that I have met at the conference. It’s difficult to go to a

November 19th, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|

Day 11: Sustainable Infrastructure, Chinese Cities, and the Marrakech Partnership for Climate Action

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Day 11 (Week 2), Thursday Nov. 17, 2016 by Alexander Clark [1] and Alexander Pfeiffer [2] Good afternoon from Marrakech! It’s Thursday of Week 2 at COP22, and it has been quite a whirlwind so far. China and Sustainable Infrastructure Lord Nicholas Stern, esteemed economist and author of the infamous Stern Review,

November 19th, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|

Day 10: Cooperation is the Only Choice

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Day 10 (Week 2), Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016 by Yanzhu Zhang [1] and Alexander Pfeiffer [2] Greetings from the Young European Leadership’s delegation at COP22 here in Marrakech! It is Wednesday of the second week of COP22 conference. After the first week of the negotiations and well into the second week there are

November 19th, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|

Day 9: The Low Emission Solution Conference

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Day 9 (Week 2), Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016 by Alexander Clark [1] and Alexander Pfeiffer [2] Good afternoon from Marrakech! It’s Tuesday of Week 2 at COP22, and the week is already half over. The Low Emissions Solutions Conference, the first of its kind to be held at any of the UN climate

November 18th, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|

Day 8: Implementers and Initiators: The Need for an Inclusive, Two-Way Exchange of Environmental Education

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Day 8 (Week 2), Monday Nov. 14, 2016 by Casey Catherine Miller [1] and Alexander Pfeiffer [2] After a Sunday to collect our thoughts on week 1 and explore the maze-like streets of Marrakech, week 2 kicked off with a day focused on education and its relation to climate change. Countless people stood

November 17th, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|

Day 6 & 7: Replacing COP with People

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Days 6 and 7 (Week 1), Weekend Nov. 12-13, 2016 by Shrina Kurani [1] and Alexander Pfeiffer [2] COP is two weeks long, meaning one thing: a weekend to replace stiff deliberations with warm-blooded people. There was still work to do on Saturday, but both days also served a selection of external events

November 19th, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|

Day 6: The Dwindling ‘Spirit of Paris’

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Day 6 (Week 1), Saturday Nov. 12, 2016 by Elizabeth Dirth [1] and Alexander Pfeiffer [2] The weekends at COP seem to be a combination of three things: a continuation of the COP itself, other side events and activities taking place, and this time, the palpable sense of lack of achievement. Main plenaries

November 17th, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|

Day 5: Energy Day

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Day 5 (Week 1), Friday Nov. 11, 2016 by Romy Abou Farhat [1] and Alexander Pfeiffer [2] Day 5 at the COP was focused around energy, in particular issues of energy access, energy storage, and renewable energy. Almost every country or region present at the COP held an event around these topics, to

November 13th, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|

Day 4: Powering Forward with Empty Chairs?

Young European Leadership at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco COP 22 Daily Blog – Day 4 (Week 1), Thursday Nov. 10, 2016 by Shrina Kurani [1] and Alexander Pfeiffer [2] This morning the general sense was that the first week of COP22 is slowly winding down, but it turned out the ‘Young and Future Generation’s Day’ was just charging up. The young seems to have rebounded first

November 11th, 2016|COP 22, Daily Summaries|
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