A group of Grantham Scholars were funded by us to go COP 24 as official observers for the University of Sheffield.
COP 24 is the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This year it takes place in Katowice, Poland.
Grantham Scholars Jenny Veenstra, Gloria Mensah, Emma Stevens, Jonas Cromwell, George Coiley and Florentine Weber all attended. They represent a range of academic expertise from different departments across the University.
In order to reduce their carbon footprint, George and Florentine even got the train rather than fly! They wrote a blog about their experiences at COP. A day at COP24: what’s it like to be at the biggest climate conference in the world? Grantham Scholars Florentine Weber and George Coiley explain what’s it like to be at the biggest climate conference in the world in this photoblog.
Jenny and Gloria did great work reporting back from COP 24 via Twitter – you can follow them at @JennyLiVeenstra and @mateko3
We’ve been sending people to COP since COP21, where the Paris Agreement was signed. Our people have been official observers, panellists and have put on events themselves.
You can find out all about our work at COP on our special page: the Grantham Centre at COP.
The main image shows Jonas Cromwell.