In honor of COP16, Cancun's electric company installed a 1.5MW windmill, capable of supplying over 2,000 homes with electricity. Most participants see the windmill as they approach the Cancunmesse. Not a common sight in Mexico, a local resident, Carlos, noted that for weeks it wasn't actually running. The joke was that perhaps it had to be "plugged in."
Moravian College - Civil Society Observers for the U.N. Climate Change Negotiations
The college was accepted as a civil society observer (NGO) for the United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change in 2009. We started this blog to tell our story as we experienced these international negotiations and side events for the first time - as seen through the eyes of students, faculty, alumni, friends of the college. Our previous delegations have attended conferences in Denmark, Mexico, South Africa, Qatar, Poland and Peru. The delegation is currently in Paris, France, for COP21.
Current CO2 levels
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