Progress Report November 2011 (COP 17 Debrief)

Summary of November 2011 events:

– The political outcomes of COP17 included a decision by parties to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015. The documentation for these agreements can be found here: COP 17 Agreements

-Tsinghua University has committed themselves along with the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economics, to becoming part of the FC-ES network.

– Dr Alison Cooke and Dr Shalini Sharma (representing our Indian Partner) conducted a TV interview on behalf of FC-ES. This interview can be found here: TV Interview

-At COP17, there were discussions with the CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE). SAICE co-ordinates the African Engineers Forum and represents engineers across many African countries and the hope is that this will develop into partnerships with these countries in the coming year.

-A series of TV interviews by the Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership (CPSL) were filmed at COP17 and can be found here: CPSL interviews COP17

Progress Report September – October 2011

Summary of September and October 2011 events:

-UK members of the FC-ES network attended Future Climate 2, a summary of the event can be found in this document: Future Climate 2 Summary

-The IMechE released a statement declaring we have the technology to tackle climate change now. The press release can be found here: IMechE Press Release

– Arrangements for FC-ES members to attend COP17 have been made and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has said they will link us to their counterpart organisations abroad at COP17

COP 16

-COP 16 took place in Cancun, Mexico in 2010. Clicking the logo above will take you to the website with the agreements and discussions made at the conference. 

-Dr Alison Cooke participated in a video interview on the FC-ES project.