This autumn, Paris will host COP21, the UN-led, international summit on climate change which will draw attention from all over the world as crucial decisions will be made about the future of our planet.
Here at UPSU, we are creating our very own local conference to educate, involve, inspire and empower all students in the South West and our local community; we want to put pressure on key decision makers by working together to commit to bold and strong targets, for example, zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Our conference consists of two days of activities, workshops and fun.
From lecturers, members of our local community, students past and present and activities such as social cycles, there is something for everyone, so you have to get involved.
The conference will also include a Twitter chat on Friday at 13:00 using the hashtag #PCCC15 on the four themes below.
- The Politics of Climate Change: from Kyoto to Paris. 18 years of climate negotiation: What to expect in 2015?
- Climate Change and Stakeholders: global civil society, green activism, industrial lobbying and the state.
- What for the World? Perspectives from the EU, the developed North, the developing South and… What about small islands?
- The economy of climate change: can money save the environment?