Students head to Climate change meeting

BAR HARBOR — Nine College of the Atlantic students will be taking their message of global concern when they head to Durban, South Africa, on Friday, Nov. 25. The students are participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC.

While COA has sent students to the meetings for the past eight years, 2012 is a crucial date, marking the end of the first commitment period of the negotiated climate change agreements, known as the Kyoto Protocol.

The students – who this year hail from North Reading, Mass., Peterborough, N.H., Ann Arbor, Mich., Vancouver and Ontario, Canada, and also Finland, Mexico, and Northern Ireland – will be spending their time learning more about global climate politics and environmental issues, and seeking ways to use this knowledge to galvanize youth and others into becoming more active participants in international climate politics.

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Fenceviewer Staff

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