From Marrakech to Decorah
The Winneshiek Energy District’s December Energy Breakfast features Sam Pollan, recent research delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech, Morocco. Pollan spoke about his experience as a delegate at this year’s conference, provided an overview of international climate negotiations and explored what they mean for Decorah. The event was held at 7:30 AM in the lower level of T-Bocks on Tuesday, December 20th.
Pollan discussed the events of the most recent negotiations that took place in Marrakech and describde what it is like to be part of the negotiating process. For nearly three decades policy makers, national governments, scientists, and advocacy groups have been working to address the global threat of climate change through international diplomacy.
Pollan is a graduate of Dickinson College with a BA in Environmental Studies. He attended his first UN conference in 2011 in Durban, South Africa, conducting research on the UN-REDD+ program. Last year, Pollan served as Luther College’s Energy and Waste Fellow and has continued his stay in Decorah as a member of the Green Iowa AmeriCorps team based out of the Winneshiek Energy District.
This event is part of the a monthly Energy Breakfast education series at T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water St. Decorah.