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University of Minnesota sending 29 delegates to COP26 in Glasgow

The United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland for twelve days starting next week.  COPs are the formal meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. COPs have been occurring annually since 1995 to assess global progress on climate change and negotiate solutions.

The University of Minnesota is supporting 29 students, staff, and faculty who will serve as delegates at COP 26. We are one of many Research and Nongovernmental Organizations (RINGOs) that are invited to observe events at COP26. Our delegates bring diverse experiences and perspectives to the pivotal events in Glasgow. They’ll be sharing their thoughts back with us while they are there, so watch this space and our social media to hear directly from them in the coming weeks.

To meet some of our delegates before they go, tune in to Preparing for the Conference of Parties: UMN Delegation & Climate Generation Panel on Thursday, October 28 from 6:00 to 7:30pm. In a panel discussion moderated by Gabe Chan (Humphrey School of Public Affairs) and Kristin Poppleton (Climate Generation), delegates will share their personal climate stories, preview what to expect in Glasgow, and let attendees know how to follow the negotiations. Panelists include Julieta Rodrigo, Betsy Wilkening, and Ashley Fairbanks from the Climate Generation delegation and Susanna Gibbons, Sam Reed, and Barb Thees from the UMN delegation.

We’d like to thank the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University and the Environmental Law Collaborative for their generosity in offering additional COP26 observer badges to the University of Minnesota.

Kate Nyquist is IonE’s manager of communications & content.

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