Cornell Sends Delegation to COP15

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Sustainability scientists from Cornell University will attend the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark starting Dec. 7. Members will make two presentations at COP15: one on carbon-sequestering and soil-amending biochar, the other on a conservation agriculture initiative in Zambia and technical challenges and emerging solutions for developing methodologies that use an integrated approach to landscape-level carbon accounting.

A delegation of 22 Cornell faculty, staff and students will attend the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) Dec. 7–18. The historic event, aimed at creating a new protocol for preventing global warming and climate changes, takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Four members of the delegation will make presentations at side events during the conference. Johannes Lehmann, associate professor of soil fertility management and soil biogeochemistry and head of Cornell’s delegation, will speak about carbon-sequestering and soil-amending biochar at three panels Dec. 7, 9 and 12.

On Dec. 12, during the conference’s Agriculture and Rural Development Day, delegates Antonio Bento, professor of Applied Economics and Management (AEM); John Fay, a researcher at the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future (CCSF); and Sam Bell, an AEM graduate student, will discuss a conservation agriculture initiative in Zambia and technical challenges and emerging solutions for developing methodologies that use an integrated approach to landscape-level carbon accounting.

For more information about the COP15 and Cornell’s climate change programs, see the following web sites:
Cornell Climate Change Research Index - http://blogs.cornell.edu/climatechange/
Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future - http://www.ccsf.cornell.edu
COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference - http://en.cop15.dk/

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Phone:    (607) 255-9451

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