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.
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.