The United Nations is holding its 15th Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) December 7-18, 2009, and in response to a formal request submitted by the Graham Sustainability Institute on behalf of U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, the University of Michigan will be participating in this important, global event as an official "Observer Organization."
In fact, as part of our "Observer Status" at the COP 15, the university will be hosting a delegation of 43 faculty members, researchers, students, alumni, and other affiliates to the historical gathering (including a contingency from Alma College).
Prof. Richard Rood, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences (AOSS), is leading the U-M Delegation. To learn more, please see the links below.
- COP15 PODCAST: Interview with Prof. Richard Rood about the U-M Delegation to the COP15
- MICHIGAN AT COP15 BLOG: U-M Delegation members post news and insights about the COP15 (before and during the event)
"One of the functions of the University of Michigan is to conduct extensive research and education activity related to climate change," says U-M President Mary Sue Coleman in her Admission Request to the Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) in July 2009. "We feel that U-M will benefit from sending student and faculty representatives to Copenhagen this year."