EAS 5447

EAS 5447

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course allows the students to attend the negotiations taking place at the at the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as part of Cornell's delegation. The course will enable Cornell students to participate in global, engaged learning at the most significant annual meeting of the U.N. on climate change; and make a vital contribution to their academic studies and decisions about future work in international environmental affairs. Teams of students will work with partner organizations representing developing countries, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations to help them prepare for the COP.

When Offered Fall.

Fees Field trip fee: approximately $3000.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Corequisite: EAS 5443.

  • Students will be able to describe the basics of climate change science and the technical, scientific, economic and political challenges and opportunities that solving climate change represents Understand the diverse perspectives from a cultural, political, scientific and economic view of the problem and solutions of climate change to develop intercultural competence.
  • Students will be able to explain the global climate change negotiations process, and articulate different viewpoints and north/south perspectives on the politically charged topics associated with climate change.
  • Students will be able to evaluate future developments in light of the complex political and ethical issues behind climate negotiations.
  • Students will gain skills in personal reflection, partnership development and project work.
  • Students will be able to develop intercultural competence by working with diverse peers and partners.
  • Students will develop professional skills working and communicating with international partners.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: EAS 4447

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 12014 EAS 5447   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    One week of conference attendance is required. Conference attendance dates are to be determined. Attendees will travel to the Glasgow the Saturday before conference attendance and will return one week later.