UN Climate Negotiations
Appalachian State University
Student and faculty participation in global climate policy
engaging students in climate diplomacy
Students are selected into the UN Climate Negotiations course and program through a competitive application process. The program is offered through the Walker College of Business and welcomes students from all disciplines.
The course familiarizes students with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the annual conference of the parties (COP).
In November, the delegation of students and faculty from AppState travel to the COP and participate in the negotiations.
BS Sustainable Technology
"By participating in this course, I will be able to engage with peers of different backgrounds and disciplines, enriching my understanding through their experiential contributions and creative ideas and further preparing me for my future as an environmental authority on the international stage."
Environmental Law & Policy
BS Sustainable Development
"I would love to gain a better understanding of the pathways that policies take during events such as the United Nations Climate Change Conference, and how those policies are changed and shaped along the way until they become an agreed upon goal, such as what happened during the 2015 COP in Paris."
Dr. Dave McEvoy
Professor and Chair
Dr. McEvoy serves at the Organization Head for AppState's involvement in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. His research is focused on the design and effectiveness of international environmental agreements. Dr. McEvoy has graduate degrees in environmental economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the University College London.