Emory Delegation to 2015 UN Climate Conference - Paris, France


In December 2014, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change approved Emory University as an accredited, official observer to the UN climate talks. The accreditation allows Emory faculty, staff and students to participate in annual negotiating sessions such as those that produced the international agreements in Kyoto in 1997 and Copenhagen in 2009.

In November 2015, Emory sent its inaugural delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. In preparation for this year’s conference, Emory faculty from Goizueta Business School, the Department of Environmental Sciences, and the Institute of the Liberal Arts created a new interdisciplinary course – “Paris is an Explanation: Understanding Climate Change at the 2015 United Nations (UN) Meeting in France.”

More information from the student delegation is available here: