ENV takes on Paris: Weekend Update

We are live! The Faculty of Environment is now reporting from Paris. What a weekend it has been! From strategizing with youth across the globe at the COY11 to meeting Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Minister Catherine McKenna (among other Canadian VIPs) – it has truly been a remarkable start…

COP21: Business on Board

We, as the Canadian public, recognize the urgency for ambitious action towards tackling climate change through global environmental stewardship. Nationally, our newly elected Prime Minister Trudeau brings a breath of fresh air to Canadian politics, inviting provincial premiers to join his Canadian delegation at the COP21, in hopes that Canada’s history of “being a less…

COP 21: This Climate Conference Will Affect Canadians Too, Eh?

What is COP 21? Well, you probably didn’t ask, but it’s a climate change conference being held in Paris by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFC3?) from November 30 to December 11. Have I already lost your attention? Conferences are boring (unless you’re stealing food and taking home all the free swag),…

Waterloo, COP21 is coming to you!

The world is on the brink of beginning the most important global climate negotiations yet and the University of Waterloo community is going to be part of it! Known as “COP21” for short, the 21st Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held in Paris, France…