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COY 14 participation

The United Nations holds an annual conference to discuss and assess yearly progress in dealing with climate change called the Conference of Parties (COP). There is a similar gathering, Conference of Youth (COY) which meets the week prior in the same city as COP. It focuses on discussions between youth on climate change. COY 14 will be Katowice, Poland, November 29 - December 1, 2018. Young climate academics, activists and other interested individuals from all around the world are invited to join.

Campus Climate Corps is organizing a virtual poster sessions for COY14-Katowice in which 24 select posters will be shown live in Katowice by their US student authors via Internet from their USA location(s). We invite students and professionals to nominate a poster for inclusion in this poster session. Below is provided a list of primary topics, which mirror conference sessions to be held in a future US student conference.

If you want your poster considered for the COY 14 virtual poster participation, please email it to

Poster Topics of Interest:
  • COP 24 Introduction: The actions and agreements being decided at COP 24 and its significance in the context of previous international negotiations.

  • COP 24 In-depth: Specific policy debates within COP 24: how to finance mitigation, stakeholder positions, what the agreement should be and what may actually occur.

  • Policy alternatives: Alternatives to UN negotiations: others bodies, organizations and stakeholders and how they can achieve climate change mitigation goals.

  • Governance Models: Do the various governance and economic models have relative advantages over one another in how effectively they have and are likely to respond to climate change challenges?

  • Religious Dimensions: What positions, if any, have the various religious denominations taken on climate change related issues, what actions are they talking, might they influence outcomes?

  • NGOs Overview: National and international NGOs that address issues of climate change; their mandate, strategies, and programs.

  • Student Organizations: Overview of campus, national, and international student organizations that address climate change issues, their mandates and programs and how students can become involved.

  • Globalization & Consumerism: The escalation of globalization, world industry, and consumerism; their impact on climate change.

  • Social Responses: How are societies likely to respond to climate change stressors.

  • Legal Implications: Challenges of dealing with the effects of climate change such as sea level rise on the legal and litigation environment. Threats and opportunities.

  • Security Implications: Climate change impacting security at different levels: conflict over access to resources and climate refugees.

  • Economic Threats & Opportunities: Economic difficulties that have or will arise and the potential positive opportunities to seize to improve the situation.

  • Jobs & Career: Work market changes and prospects: what are the opportunities to seize in the green sector.

  • Evidence & Forecasts: Scientific findings on climate change on the scale of the Earth, to show the mechanisms, direct effects and potential evolution of climate change.

  • Habitats & Biodiversity: Major ecological impacts and threats to the environment.

  • Water Issues: Water supply and threats over water quality are key elements of climate change.

  • Agriculture: Role of agriculture in climate issues, focus on current unsustainable methods & their threats. New innovative methods for food production.

  • Health Implications: The health consequences of climate change on human life: climate change related illness and diseases.

  • Energy & Technology: The key issue of energy supply tackled through the angle of new technologies and the energetic transition, especially renewable and the specific debates.

  • Nuclear Power: What are the implications of Nuclear Power? Questioning its sustainability and the research & development achievements so far.

  • Carbon Sequestration: Capturing carbon to change the carbon cycle as a solution against GHG emissions: is it a truly efficient one?

  • Transportation: How the way goods are transported and people travel impact climate change and the sustainable alternatives.

  • Buildings & Cities: Questioning construction and urbanization concepts at various scales, to explore innovative solutions.

  • Resiliency Engineering: Strengthening the shoreline resiliency to climate change: technical & social aspects, related to cities & buildings.

  • Geoengineering: The deliberate and large-scale intervention on the Earth natural systems to stop climate change and the political and ethical debate surrounding.

  • Nanotechnology: Solutions offered by nanotechnologies; current products and research, possible new directions.

  • Biotechnology: Solutions offered by biotechnology; current products and research, possible new directions.

  • Others: Any climate change related technical or social topic.

Virtual Poster Session Layout:

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Campus Climate Corps (CCC) is a joint effort of university student volunteers working with Florida-based non-profit organizations Intelligentsia International and Alpha Epsilon Lambda to help U.S. student organizations address the issue of climate change.
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