Washington University Students for International Collaboration on the Environment is a student group interested in engaging with environmental problems on the international level. We work closely with the university to send students to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP) in the fall and have been since 2012’s COP 17 in Doha, Qatar. Currently, Wash U is in contact with a number of other universities that send RINGO delegations to COP.
WUSICE is also committed to increasing awareness and interest in international climate politics on campus. Every year, we put on the Washington University Climate Change Negotiations (WUCCN), a mock-COP negotiation where students act as a country party of the UNFCCC, meet with their negotiation bloc, and negotiate UN text to reach a consensus. The student group also brings speakers onto campus to speak about international climate policy.
The third annual WUCCN will be held in January or February of 2018. You can register now here.