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COP21募集要項
COP21学生派遣に関する募集要項です。

COP21 recruitment information
The information about COP21 delegations.

過去のCOP派遣
過去のCOP派遣事業についての情報です。

Application Details for COP 21 Student Delegation

「Would you like to see history being made?

See examples of our activities here.

What is COP?


COP stands for Conference of the Parties. The COP dealing with climate related issues is under the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC). You might be aware of Kyoto Protocol, which was created at the third COP, COP 3 in Kyoto in 1997. The Climate Change Working Group, or CCWG, has been sending student delegations to COPs for 11 years in a row now.

This year is not an exception as we are now calling for applicants to join the delegation to COP 21 in Paris, France.

COP 21/MOP11 will be held from 11/30 to 12/11. At the moment, CCWG is planning to send a six person delegation (~5 new members) for 7-10 days to COP.

The objectives of the student delegation
1. To provide students with interest in climate change a chance to experience international negotiations first hand and to acquire new knowledge
2. To create a network for sharing information with different actors (researchers, negotiators, press, students etc.)
3. To share knowledge gained at COP in study groups for other students back at home.
4. To deliver messages at an international stage with other Japanese youth groups.
5. To convey student opinions on climate change to climate change stake holders.

Application Details


★ Travel dates are 4th to 13th December (preliminary)
★ Delegation size is ~5 persons (in addition, one person who has attended past COP)
★ Delegates are chosen through application sheet, election process within the CCWG and interviews
★ There will be two study group sessions in Summer for the delegates
★ There is a travel compensation from Tokyo University TIGS. The compensation is 30-40 thousand yen (preliminary).
★ Unforeseen flight ticket cancellations and other issues that might occur during the trip to COP are covered by delegates themselves
★ There will be support in the form of study groups etc. There is no need for current knowledge on climate change.

Please make sure that you meet the requirements mentioned below prior to applying.
★ You are a student at the University of Tokyo (if you are not a student at UT, you may still apply, but you will not be eligible for travel expense compensation from TIGS)
★ You are willing to continue as a member of CCWG and ready to take part in CCWG activities
★ You are willing to take part in preparatory study meetings prior to COP and briefing sessions after COP (there will be meetings every two weeks from September onwards. Meetings are held on one of the three UT campuses depending on what is convenient for most attendees)

Application Period


11th June, 2015 to 26th June 2015 (the deadline is 23:59)
There will be an interview on either 6/29(Mon) 7/3(Fri).
Please let us know beforehand if you will not be able to attend an interview on either of the two days.

Application Method


Download the application form from this page. Send your filled application form to
ccwg.ags.utsc@gmail.com
addressed to Uehara.
Write the message title as “COP 21 application (your name)”.

On the application process


In the case there are more applicants than the number of delegates we can send, the applicants that will be chosen for the interview process based on their application form. We will contact all applicants to inform them whether or not they have been accepted for interviews. During the selection process, important factors are the applicant’s interest and enthusiasm towards COP and how interested they are in taking part in CCWG activities after COP.
The interview will be conducted in Japanese and/or English.

Application form


Japanese    English

Introduction to CCWG


◆ SUS+ (AGS at the University of Tokyo, Student Community)
The goal of SUS+ is the promotion of the sustainability in a global scale. SUS+ is a student community under AGS (Alliance for Global Sustainability) at the University of Tokyo. CCWG is a section of SUS+ concentrating on issues related to climate change.

AGS at UT home page: http://en.ags.dir.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
CCWG home page: http://ccwg.ags-utsc.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ClimateChangeWG