A group of protesters outside of COP 21 climate talks in Paris, December 2015. College of the Atlantic students who were at the talks will share their perspectives at COA’s next Human Ecology Forum Jan. 12.

COA students to report on Paris climate talks



BAR HARBOR — A delegation of 17 College of the Atlantic students attended the United Nations negotiations on climate change in Paris this past December as part of the Earth in Brackets delegation. The group had front row seats to what has been hailed as an historic event.

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, members of the [Earth] delegation will provide a report back on what happened both inside and outside the negotiations. Delegates will share their personal experiences and discuss the future of the climate justice movement and the implications of the recently signed agreement.

Come find out what the agreement means for young climate activists and what future steps may be needed. The Human Ecology Forum begins at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public.

[Earth] is a student collective organization that advocates for social and environmental justice. The group engages at the international level, as well with struggles that are closer to home. For the last decade, [Earth] has sent delegates to multiple international conferences, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, Sustainable Development Goal, the Convention of Biodiversity, and, of course, the UN climate talks.

Throughout the year, the group hosts weekly meetings to interact with the broader COA community.

The Human Ecology Forum is a weekly speaker series based on the work of the academic community, which also draws on artists, poets and political and religious leaders from around the world. The forum is open to the public and meets Tuesdays at 4:10 during the school term in the McCormick Lecture Hall.

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