Engagement With COP26


The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) takes place on October 31-November 12, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. A large group of faculty members and students from our YEAH network traveled to the UK to attend the COP26 events in person.


YEAH fellows and faculty members showcased “Voices of Optimism, Agents of Change” during their press conference at COP26, which was hosted by Colorado State University (CSU) on November 3, 2021.

YEAH Press Conference at COP26November 3, 2021


“Voices of Optimism: The Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education”

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YEAH students and faculty members hosted a press conference at COP26, focusing on “Engaging Youth Voices Through Network Alliances”. This event was hosted by Vanderbilt University on November 8, 2021.

YEAH Press Conference at COP26November 8, 2021


“Engaging Youth Voices Through Network Alliances: the Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education”

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YEAH students and faculty members from our multiple participating institutions hosted a side event at COP 26 on November 3, 2021.

YEAH Side Event at COP26


“Catalyzing communities of future leaders: collaboration, research, and action for a better world”

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YEAH Action Hub Event at COP26

YEAH fellows hosted an action hub event at COP26 on November 8, 2021. This event was focused on showcasing “Voices of Optimism: YEAH for Climate Action and the SDGs”. YEAH fellow Shardul Tiwari from Michigan Technological University (MTU) moderated this action hub event. Also, YEAH fellows Alexis Pascaris (MTU), Jacob Genuise (CSU) and Amanda Pastore (University of Connecticut) participated in this event.

Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education : Voices of Optimism: YEAH for Climate Action and the SDGs