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The Green Team

12/15/09

In December a group of 15 Northeastern students attended the fifteenth annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The students, who dubbed themselves the COP15 crew, got to observe more than 15,000 representatives from 192 countries working to negotiate a framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

"It was so exciting to see how a UN conference works, and to see how energized the nongovernmental sector was in representing its causes," says junior Gabriella Paiella, an international affairs and anthropology dual major.

Dan Trindade, who graduated this past May with a political science and international affairs dual major and a minor in history and East Asian studies, says, "I find issues involving climate change, global-food policy, and the effect on the global water supply to be incredibly interesting, so to see how global democracy addressed these concerns was enlightening. Being there was allowed me to take part in a piece of history."