United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP 21
30 November - 11 December 2015
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Paris, France, from 30 November - 11 December 2015.
This annual conference will bring together over 20,000 attendees from government, academia, business and advocacy groups to advance international agreements that aim to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. In particular, Paris is set to see the agreement of a new deal on climate change - one of the most significant events in environmental negotiations this decade.
As one of the Institute's delegates to last year's COP 20 conference in Lima, Benj has been selected to lead this year's delegation. Benj is an Auckland based filmmaker who loves the challenge of producing media that is both engaging and effective. He primarily works on educational and promotional material to inspire social change, but also creates music videos and short films. He believes that better media can help create a better world. In addition, Benj is involved with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth and the New Zealand Red Cross.