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Video: Diana Zhang '11, Meg Boyle '05 at U.N. Climate Change Conference

Story posted December 11, 2009

Two students and an alumna are among the estimated 15,000 participants in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15), which began December 7, 2009.

Climate change activist Meg Boyle '05, at COP 15 representing What We Do, a Web site designed to celebrate a new generation of leadership and groundbreaking action, was part of a discussion that aired live during the BBC News program, World Have Your Say.

The interview appears in three parts on YouTube:

Diana Zhang '11 is in Copenhagen as part of a study-abroad program and is part of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) delegation to COP 15 as an IETA intern.

"There's a whole range of groups and people ... from party delegates to activist groups chanting and wearing fossil costumes," reports the Bowdoin Orient in its December 11 edition. "A very empowering and inspiring part of this experience has just been to meet all these fascinating people with unique perspectives who are all here."

Wesley Hartwell '11 is studying abroad in Switzerland and plans to attend the Klimaforum People's Climate Conference. Read the Bowdoin Orient article.

COP 15 runs through December 18.

Read about Bowdoin's carbon neutrality plan and visit Global Change: Intersection of Nature and Culture, a new blog by Philip Camill, Rusack Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program.

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