Monash at COP24

Monash at COP24

Monash University became an official 'Observer Organisation' of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2016 and has since sent annual delegations to their Conference of Parties (COPs). In 2018, Monash sent a richly diverse delegation to COP24 in Katowice, Poland where the university's Net Zero Initiative was awarded a UN Momentum for Change award.

Meet our experts: The 2018 Monash University delegation

In 2018, the University's delegation was comprised of specialists in environmental law, energy transitions and climate change communication who span several of the university's leading centres and institutes including ClimateWorks Australia, the Monash Energy Materials Systems Institute, Monash Sustainable Development Institute & the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. For information on individual delegation members, including their experiences at COP24, please see below. Monash COP delegations are coordinated by Global Engagement & the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, and in line with the university's ambitious and award-winning Net Zero trajectory, the delegation was proud to offset all air travel to Poland through Greenfleet.