United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP 24
2-14 December 2018 | Katowice, Poland
The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December 2018.
This annual conference will bring together thousands of attendees from government, academia, business and advocacy groups to advance international agreements that aim to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. Katowice will continue to focus on the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change - agreed in 2015 at COP 21 - one of the most significant events in environmental negotiations this decade.
DEPARTS AKL - 26 November
ARRIVES BACK IN AKL - 20 December
TRAINING WEEKEND - 17-18 November
APPLICATIONS DUE - 28 October
$1500 DEPOSIT DUE - 2 November
DELEGATION FEE - $5230
We’re thrilled to have our COP23 alumna and AYLI team member Sedef Duder-Özyurt return to lead our delegation to COP24! Sedef is a Kiwi-Turk hybrid in her penultimate year at Victoria University studying Environmental Studies. Her university career has been centred largely around civics education as a founding member of Active Citizenship Aotearoa and the campaign manager for the Virgin Voter Collective 2017. Raised in a household where bathwater is repurposed to flush the toilet to lessen water wastage, a sense of personal responsibility in minimising our environmental impact was instilled in Sedef from a young age. This love of nature saw her take part in a Sir Peter Blake Trust expedition to the Sub-Antarctic and sail to Turkey with the Australian Navy. Attending COP23 was a transformative experience for Sedef, injecting her with a dose of reality and fuelling her desire to push for a more sustainable and equitable planet in every sense. Outside work and academia, Sedef finds refuge in the colour yellow, Claude Debussy, windsurfing, loud earrings and cushion-collecting.