Fictional characters Terry, Rigo and Emily may know something about a recent event in Cape Town you haven’t heard about yet – check this story out!
“Remember to look up at the stars. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Stephen Hawking Today, one of the most brilliant minds of our time passed away: Professor Stephen Hawking died this morning at the age of 76. GCE student Nikunj Pathak […]
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World Conference Center Bonn, a venerable venue for this event that links what has been achieved in Paris to what will be worked on in Marrakesh. Delegates negotiating about LULUCF (land use, land use change and climate) have a beautiful view on what they are to preserve: the chestnut trees outside in turn are gently […]
Yesterday, a range of side events, exhibitions and actions marked the Young and Future Generations Day at the COP. There are an estimated 1.8 billion people aged between 10 and 24 years on this planet, and they are the fastest growing demographic in many countries. As this generation has only been on this planet for […]
Today, December 3rd is Young & Future Generations Day at the #COP21 in Paris! The day was kicked-off by the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres at the Climate Change Studio together with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi. Those supporting this event are sporting […]
The ambitious target of max. 1.5 degree temperature increase was called for by the Climate Vulnerable Forum on Monday and Tuesday. In their decision, they commit to 100 % renewable energy and zero emissions by 2050. Total decarbonisation is a goal which, among others, the G7 want to reach only by the end of the […]
Today is the first day of negotiations, our second day at the COP, and the impressions keep pouring in. The Climate Generations Area opened today, a space accessible to the general public. On an impressive area amounting to 27 000 m², 340 civil society organizations are showcasing their work and engaging in debates, not only […]
Following long journeys from all across Germany, the delegation of Global Change Ecology students and alumni has arrived safely in Le Bourget, Paris, France. Registration and opening ceremonies took place on Sunday, November 29th, and Monday, November 30th and so far we can say that we are significantly impressed by the sheer size of this […]
On Thursday, the 15th of January 2015, after the plenary meeting, the delegates divided into their regional groups (e.g. Americas, Europe, Africa) to draft the regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services. I was particularly interested in hearing African points of view, since I know Africa contains many biomes and high biodiversity, but its climate […]