Rachael Goldberg ’15 to Attend UN Climate Change Talks

November 9, 2016

Rachael Goldberg ’15 to Attend the Annual United Nations International Climate Change Talks in Marrakech, Morocco

image01Rachael Goldberg ’15 will be attending the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference this November 7-18 in Marrakech, Morocco as a member of the College of the Atlantic (COA) delegation, which includes both students and faculty.

At the talks, Rachel will have the opportunity to network with other delegates and members of international, non-governmental organization and to play a role in shaping the course of the agreements that result from the conference. COA students will also help organize and take part in actions within the conference space along with other youth participants.

The U.N.’s 22nd Conference of the Parties will mark the first gathering of the 191 countries that signed on to last year’s historic Paris climate agreement, and decisions made in Marrakech will guide the implementation and enforcement of the accord.

As a second year at College of the Atlantic, her academics studies have looked at climate change by studying food, social justice, energy and earth system science.  Rachael looks forward to deepening her understanding of the roles that different international players and civil society have in the climate crisis. She will be following mitigation in terms of land use, agriculture and climate technology through a lens of justice.

At Gould

Rachel spent her early days running around the forests and mountains of western Maine, developing a deep appreciation and commitment to the earth. At Gould, Rachael was a proctor, nordic skier, and member of the Cum Laude Society. She also was recognized for consistent and empassioned interest in environmental science and sustainability. She was a participant in the Farm and Forest program, an active member of Gould Goes Green and a recepient of the Bonnie Pooley Earth Day Award.


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