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United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP 19

11 - 22 November 2013

The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013.

This annual conference will bring together around 9,000 attendees from government, academia, business and advocacy groups to advance international agreements that aim to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. In 2011, youth were granted constituency status, giving them the opportunity to address negotiators directly and to influence policy.


Read about our
COP 19 delegation's experiences in their blog posts and on Twitter!

 

Head Delegate

Rachel Dobric

RACHEL DOBRIC
@racheldobric
Rachel took on the role of Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute founding Director this year, and is delighted to be leading its second delegation. Having attended three rounds of United Nations climate change negotiations (Copenhagen '09, Cancun '10, and Durban '11) with the New Zealand Youth Delegation, she has been excited to pass on her knowledge of the experience to help prepare her delegation for COP 19.

Delegates

NATALIE JONES @nataliejonesnz Equity and power in the UNFCCC process: an empirical study Natalie completed her LLB(Hons) and BSc in Physics at the University of Canterbury in 2012.  She now works as a judges’ clerk at the High Court in Christchurch, and recently co-founded Law for Change Canterbury, which aims to enable students to use their legal skills to benefit the community.  She is passionate about the environment, international development and human rights issues.  In her spare time she plays violin in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra, and loves spending time in the Aotearoa outdoors tramping and rock climbing.  

NATALIE JONES
@nataliejonesnz
Equity and power in the UNFCCC process: an empirical study

Natalie completed her LLB(Hons) and BSc in Physics at the University of Canterbury in 2012.  She now works as a judges’ clerk at the High Court in Christchurch, and recently co-founded Law for Change Canterbury, which aims to enable students to use their legal skills to benefit the community.  She is passionate about the environment, international development and human rights issues.  In her spare time she plays violin in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra, and loves spending time in the Aotearoa outdoors tramping and rock climbing.

 

SASKIA MCCULLOCH @saskiamcc Saskia has just finished her BA at Otago University, majoring in Islamic Studies and Political Science.  She has a strong desire to use the skills she has developed, and the education, experience and opportunities she has received, to help others.  Due to her cross-cultural upbringing, she identifies herself as a ‘global citizen’.  She is passionate about politics and people, which has led her to being involved with numerous movements and organisations, and to want a career in global governance or development.  

SASKIA MCCULLOCH
@saskiamcc
Saskia has just finished her BA at Otago University, majoring in Islamic Studies and Political Science.  She has a strong desire to use the skills she has developed, and the education, experience and opportunities she has received, to help others.  Due to her cross-cultural upbringing, she identifies herself as a ‘global citizen’.  She is passionate about politics and people, which has led her to being involved with numerous movements and organisations, and to want a career in global governance or development.

 

LISA MCLAREN @lisamclaren2013 While Lisa is a farm girl at heart, she enjoys living and learning in Wellington city.  Her Masters degree at Victoria University focused on the complexity of climate change - she is passionate about climate change issues, especially the power dynamics of international negotiations and how the co-benefits of adaptation could improve community development.  She enjoys discussing the environment, social enterprise and youth empowerment (she’s currently writing a book for young girls, to give them a variety of inspiring role models).  She also loves tutoring her environmental studies classes.  

LISA MCLAREN
@lisamclaren2013
While Lisa is a farm girl at heart, she enjoys living and learning in Wellington city.  Her Masters degree at Victoria University focused on the complexity of climate change - she is passionate about climate change issues, especially the power dynamics of international negotiations and how the co-benefits of adaptation could improve community development.  She enjoys discussing the environment, social enterprise and youth empowerment (she’s currently writing a book for young girls, to give them a variety of inspiring role models).  She also loves tutoring her environmental studies classes.

 

JEROME CAMERON @jeromecameron Jerome is a born and bred Wellingtonian who loves the city and its culinary treasures.  He is currently working towards his Masters in Environmental Studies.  His thesis will focus on climate migration in Kiribati and research the desires of the potential climate migrants from the transnational migration process. Beyond university, he has had a long-standing involvement with UN Youth and is a keen sportsman.

JEROME CAMERON
@jeromecameron
Jerome is a born and bred Wellingtonian who loves the city and its culinary treasures.  He is currently working towards his Masters in Environmental Studies.  His thesis will focus on climate migration in Kiribati and research the desires of the potential climate migrants from the transnational migration process. Beyond university, he has had a long-standing involvement with UN Youth and is a keen sportsman.