Climate Change, Global Governance Penn sends largest ever delegation to UN climate conference

December 12, 2019
By Michele W. Berger | Penn Today

Perry World House took on a major role in Penn's biggest every delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Our representatives include Michael Weisberg, a professor in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Arts and Sciences and the inaugural PWH faculty fellow; Jocelyn Perry, global shifts program manager; William Burke-White, inaugural director and a professor in the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; and our Visiting Fellows Mauricio Rodas and Koko Warner, manager of the Climate Impacts, Vulnerability, and Risks Subprogram at UNFCCC. 

At this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 25, now in its second week in Madrid, Penn has its largest presence ever, with representatives from the Kleinman Center for Energy PolicyPerry World House (PWH), Penn Law, the Weitzman School of Design, and the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR). For the first time, the University also secured observer status, an initiative driven by Kleinman’s executive director, Cornelia Colijn...

“This is all part of Penn building a collaborative relationship with UN Climate Change and the affiliate organizations and their policymakers,” adds Jocelyn Perry, the global shifts program manager for Perry World House... “This is a forward-looking UNFCCC initiative addressing future sustainability concerns,” Perry says. “It asks, What do we want to achieve by 2030, and how do we get there? It’s focused on eight pathways for engagement, including equitable and just use of resources and building on indigenous expertise.” 

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