COP22 Delegation Application
Washington University is working to organize a student delegation team to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Conference of the Parties 22 (COP22) held from November 7th to 18th 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco. Selected delegates will enroll in a 3 credit COP course and will attend either the first or the second week of the conference.

We are looking for student delegates from all academic levels and disciplines who are interested in international climate policy. No prior experience is required and all undergraduate and professional students are strongly encouraged to apply – However, preference will be given to upper level students and to students with relevant coursework.

Selected delegates will be expected to:
• Complete introductory readings during the summer of 2016
• Enroll in a three credit COP preparation seminar in the Fall of 2016. The seminar will be Wednesdays 8:30-10:00AM (Some Monday meetings may be required at the same time). If you have a conflicting course please let us know
• Present on and share their experiences during the spring of 2017.

Selected delegates will likely receive partial travel funding. In addition, students are encouraged to seek funding individually through outside sources, such as major departments, the Financial Aid office, or Scholarship programs.

The application is due on April 6th Wednesday at 11:59pm. In addition, please also send a one-page resume to wusice@su.wustl.edu. Select applicants will be invited for an interview by Sunday April 10th for the following week.

Delegates will be hopefully be notified prior to registration but no later than April 25th. All selected for an interview will be asked to waitlist the course.

The number of delegate slots Washington University will have is determined by the Secretariat of the UNFCCC. We anticipate space for up to 6 students but will not know for sure until summer of 2016. Therefore we plan to select 6 students and two alternates.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at wusice@su.wustl.edu.

WUSICE (Washington University Students for International Collaboration on the Environment) was founded in 2010 by undergraduate students interested in facilitating dialogue and collaboration about climate change among the Washington University community. Every year since then, WUSICE has sent a student delegation to the COP to research specific issues and bring back information on the social, political, technological, and economic dimensions of international climate change issues. Participation in WUSICE is not limited to the conference, however, and students who do not attend the COP work year-round to bring speakers and events to campus that educate the community on international perspectives.

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Why do you want to be a COP22 delegate?
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What are your expectations and goals you hope to achieve from this experience?
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What kind of experience would make you qualified for the delegation?
Your experience do not have to be related to international environmental policy. We want to know what you can bring to the team. Word limit: 250 words
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What unique aspects would you bring to the COP 22 delegation team?
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List any relevant courses you have completed. Please include the course title, professor, and the semester taken.
This may include but is not limited to: U85 IA 5403 Climate Change and the Global Climate Debate; L32 Pol Sci 333 Topics in Politics: International Environmental Politics; or I50 INTER D 101 Earth’s Future: Causes and Consequences of Global Climate Change
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Do you anticipate being abroad in Spring 2017? If so, where?
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