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VIDEO. Spencer Schecht: Kaia Rose of the Climate Countdown: In-depth on the Lead-up to COP 21

Global Environmental Politics (’15) alumnus Spencer Schecht has released the second installment of his new YouTube video blog, covering the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the upcoming United Nations climate change conference in Paris (COP 21). From Spencer:

In July of 2015 I sat down with Kaia Rose in NYC to talk about her web series The Climate Countdown. Kaia and her friends are tracking the UNFCCC process in video blog format and breaking down the moving parts for all of us to understand.

We touched on how the co-chairs have been given the authority to edit the negotiation text and how youth involvement has been influencing the process.

Finally, we came to the conclusion that whatever the agreement is that comes out of Paris, the environmental community should rally behind it. We need to own the Paris agreement while we continue to fight to lower emissions, hold our leaders accountable, and adapt to a changing climate. Watch the video below, and don’t forget to check out our video library, which contains an archive of videos relevant to the GEP program.

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Author: sisgep

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