U of T Environment students and faculty comment on the outcome of the COP 21 Climate Change Conference in Paris

Monday, December 21, 2015 2:00:00 PM



 

COP 21 image
Photo posted on Twitter by U of T student delegates at COP21

 

This is a follow-up to our December 1 news article: U of T Environment students chosen to attend COP 21 Climate Change Conference in Paris.

 

University of Toronto students and faculty have been evaluating and commenting on the outcome of the UNFCCC COP 21 Climate Change Conference that took place in Paris, France from November 30 – December 11, 2015.  Here are some of the resulting articles and interviews:

1) UofT News: "Historic but flawed: U of T student delegates evaluate COP21 agreement"
http://news.utoronto.ca/historic-flawed-u-t-student-delegates-evaluate-cop21-agreement

2) UofT News: "Climate change after Paris: ‘there has to be a freeze on further development of the tar sands’ ", interview with Professor Danny Harvey (Dept. of Geography)
http://news.utoronto.ca/climate-change-after-paris-there-has-be-freeze-further-development-tar-sands

3) The Toronto Star: "Why the Paris Accord means so much", commentary by Professor Stephen Scharper (Department of Anthropology U of T Mississauga and School of the Environment)
http://www.thestar.com/content/thestar/opinion/commentary/2015/12/16/why-the-paris-accord-means-so-much-scharper.html  

4)  Expert roundtable hosted jointly by the Faculty of Law and the Munk School of Global Affairs: "After the Paris Climate Summit: What Now?"
http://www.law.utoronto.ca/events/paris-climate-summit-what-future-regime

5) The Global Journalist: "Paris climate deal may lead to ‘explosion in creative energy’ for renewables", interview with Professor Stephen Scharper
https://twitter.com/globaljourn/status/677948972795830272


The School of the Environment will kick off its
Environment Seminar Series next term with a presentation by some of the delegates: “Report from Paris: U of T student delegates discuss their experiences at COP21”.  This will take place at 4:00 PM on Wednesday January 13, 2016 in Earth Science building, room 149 (basement, 5 Bancroft Avenue).  Stay tuned for more details.

The delegates can be followed on: 
Blog:
www.utcop21.org
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/COP21UofTStudents
Twitter at: @cop21utstudents