Vanderbilt Selected to Present at COP27
Vanderbilt University has been selected to present in two venues at COP27. Vanderbilt researcher and VCCI Director Leah Dundon’s proposal on Vanderbilt’s ongoing research in marine shipping decarbonization will be presented as an official Side Event at COP27. The event will be held at the site of COP27, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, on November 15, 2022. In addition, Vanderbilt will participate in a panel at the U.S. Center, the official presence of the United States Government at COP27, with programming selected by the U.S. Department of State in a competitive process. Vanderbilt, through the work of Leah Dundon, is part of the NSF-supported Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education (YEAH), a network of universities across the U.S. and beyond aimed at bridging the gap between disciplines, cultures, and institutions of higher education around climate change studies. Dr. Dundon will appear on a panel at the U.S. Center together with other YEAH faculty and students to discuss new YEAH initiatives in climate education, in particular a newly awarded NSF-grant to establish a Climate Leaders Academy at Vanderbilt.