EPSCoR Researcher Selected to Observe at U.N. Climate Change Conference


Dr. Renee McPherson, Oklahoma EPSCoR researcher and University of Oklahoma associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, was selected by the Association of American Geographers to participate as an observer at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP). She attended the second week of the twelve-day meeting, which was held Dec. 1-12, 2014, in Lima, Peru.

You can follow Dr. McPherson's live tweets from the Lima COP at https://twitter.com/OUDoGES.  

Delegates from more than 190 nations, along with civil society representatives, met to discuss "next steps" in international climate policy at this important conference. The 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 21) is scheduled to be held in Paris, France, in 2015.

The webpage of the 2014 meeting may be accessed at http://www.cop20.pe/en/


Photo credit (top): United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, http://www.cop20.pe/
Photo credit (right):  Dr. Renee McPherson (at the COP 20)