Students have ‘eye-opening’ experiences at Climate Week NYC

Cornell students met with officials from the Kingdom of Tonga at Climate Week NYC in late September. Lily Bermel ’21, Read Barbee ’20, master’s student Louis Chua, Kevin Li ’20 and Katherine Ratner ’20 will spend October and November creating a report for Tonga and other Pacific nations that can be used at the forthcoming 2019 United Nations’ Conference of the Parties, or COP25, meetings in December in Santiago, Chile.

In New York City, the students – participating in Cornell’s Global Climate Change Science and Policy class – met with Tonga’s Mahe Tupouniua, secretary of foreign affairs; T. Suka Mangisi, deputy chief of mission; Rose Kautoke, assistant crown council; and Siosiua Utoi’kamanu, Tonga’s representative for the U.N.’s Law of the Sea convention.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.