Every December, COA sends a delegation of students to the annual climate summit of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. These students are actively engaged participants in the summit, with the opportunity to engage with and observe the political process at the UN climate negotiations.

Human Ecology Forum with Professor Doreen Stabinsky. Sept. 15, 4:10 p.m. McCormick Lecture Hall.

In this Human Ecology Forum, Stabinsky will talk about student preparations to become those actively engaged participants. What does it take to prepare to engage both critically and actively at UN climate negotiations – and to get the most out of incredibly complicated and complex political and cross-cultural learning experiences – both through COA coursework and parallel co-curricular activities? What will they be learning about on the road to December’s Paris climate summit, and why?

Doreen Stabinsky is professor of global environmental politics at the College of the Atlantic and the Zennström visiting professor of climate change leadership at Uppsala University in Sweden. Her work is focused on the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security and multilateral institutional arrangements on adaptation, loss and damage, and climate finance.

The Human Ecology Forum is a weekly speaker series based on the work of the academic community which also draws on artists, poets, and political and religious leaders from around the world. The forum is open to the public and meets Tuesdays at 4:10 during the school term in McCormick Lecture Hall.