UMaine researchers create blog for COP27 trip – Isenhour et al.

University of Maine researchers who are attending a United Nations climate summit Nov. 7–18 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt will share their experiences in a new blog on the Climate Change Institute website.

The blog will feature regular updates about the global climate change policy negotiations and other events happening during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27).

The delegation attending the conference, co-headed by Cindy Isenhour, an associate professor of anthropology and climate change, and Nicholas Micinski, an assistant professor of political science and international affairs, includes students and faculty from UMaine and the University of Maine School of Law. In addition to witnessing policy negotiations, delegation members will have the opportunity to help write statements based on their expertise to present to country negotiators and network with high-level diplomats, fellow scientists and lawyers, and other stakeholders.

The UNFCCC awarded UMaine observer status last year during COP26.