In 2009, Annette Dubreuil and I obtained observer status from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This not only allowed members of the pan-university organized research unit, the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (2004-2015), but any and all York University members interested in climate change-related research, education and administration to attend climate change negotiations conferences.
York University is a member of the Research and Independent Non-governmental Organization (RINGO) constituency. As York's UNFCCC Focal Point, I apply for accreditation for interested students, staff and faculty doing climate change-related research, education and administration, in order to attend meetings, such as the annual Conference of the Parties, like COP15 in Copenhagen and COP23 in 2017 in Germany.
On Thursday, January 4th, 2018, 11:30-1 in Room 749 Kaneff Tower, members of past and present York University UNFCCC delegations will share their experiences from the United Nations climate change talks at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies. Please join us and find out how you can join a YorkU delegation in the future.