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UN Climate Change Conference & the 2015 Equator Prize

The UN Climate Change Conference–or COP21–recently concluded in Paris. As this article articulates, two Fordham IPED students–Elizabeth Shaw and Joshua Voges–and IPED Director Dr. Henry Schwalbenberg were involved in the U.N. Development Programme’s Equator Initiative. The Equator Initiative hosted dialogues and an award ceremony while the climate negotiations occurred nearby.

Faculty and Students Head to Paris to Promote Climate Goals

Shaw and Voges have been interning with UNDP’s Equator Initiative since they began their graduate studies in 2014. You can learn more about the “Community Dialogues” that took place in Paris during COP21 below.

Equator Initiative Dialogues

Shaw and Voges in front of Sacre Coeur.

Shaw and Voges in front of Sacré-Cœur.

 

Representatives of the 21 Equator Prize 2015 gathered for community dialogues.

Representatives of the 21 Equator Prize 2015 gathered for community dialogues.

 

Dr. Schwalbenberg was in attendance at the Equator Prize 2015 Award Ceremony .

Dr. Schwalbenberg was in attendance at the Equator Prize 2015 Award Ceremony .

 

UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall was one of many speakers at the event, which was MC'd by Alec Baldwin.

UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall was one of many speakers at the event, which was MC’d by Alec Baldwin.

 

Equator Prize winners were honored for outstanding ​local achievement in advancing sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Equator Prize winners were honored for outstanding ​local achievement in advancing sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

 

 

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