Join SFU’s COP 28 Delegation to Dubai: Open Call for Participants
Simon Fraser University (SFU) extends an invitation to all students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members actively involved in climate action to apply for SFU’s COP 28 delegation to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The delegation will participate in the international climate negotiation process, promote climate-focused dialogue and action, and foster global partnerships.
Eligibility and Equity
SFU degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members are encouraged to apply. While some badges will be reserved for SFU, the majority will be distributed through this open call. SFU’s delegation values diversity, recognizes the importance of Indigenous and non-dominant knowledge systems, and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups.
Delegation Goals The SFU COP 28 delegation will prioritize the following goals and themes:
- Goals: a. Building global partnerships to accelerate climate action, climate justice, and the transition to net zero and decarbonization. b. Facilitating conversations, information sharing, learning, and action with partners and delegates from the Global South. c. Ensuring equity and inclusion are integral to the conversation and solution pathways.
- Core Themes: a. Community-centred climate innovation: Showcasing SFU’s work in critical research areas such as adaptation, mitigation, and sustainability. b. Climate justice: Advancing equity, justice, and rights-based climate action through global conversations, dialogue, and partnerships. c. Climate solutions: Fostering collaborations in climate solutions and innovation, such as hydrogen fuel cells and nature-based solutions.
Application Process and Timeline
The COP 28 planning group, led by SFU’s central Sustainability team, will review applications based on several criteria, including the applicant’s understanding of climate change, climate justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The engagement plan, potential for knowledge sharing within the SFU and broader communities, and the applicant’s commitment to the goals of SFU’s delegation will also be assessed.
The application period opens on May 23 and closes on June 15. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will announce the number of badges allotted to observer organizations in July/August. SFU’s Sustainability team will support selected delegates with pre-conference preparations, community engagement events, speaking opportunities, training, and travel arrangements.
To be considered for SFU’s COP 28 delegation, interested individuals should complete the online application by June 15, 2023. Survey responses can be saved, allowing applicants to return and edit their submissions at any time.
For any inquiries or accommodation requirements, please contact Marina Van Driel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss this chance to join SFU’s COP 28 delegation, contribute to global climate action, and play a vital role in shaping our sustainable future. Apply now and be part of this transformative experience.