Dec. 1: COP27 and the Politics of Power

Dec 01, 2022

This free event is presented by UBC Sustainability Hub, SFU Sustainability and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

2022 Wall Scholar Pasang Sherpa is part of this timely event that asks “Did COP27 open up space for the voices of Indigenous Peoples, youth organizers, and local communities?

The event is opportunity to hear from and speak with faculty and student delegates who’ve just returned from climate negotiations in Sharm El Sheikh.

Following opening remarks from Ian Mauro (PICS) and keynote by Dr. Pasang Sherpa (UBC Faculty Delegate), the youth panel — fresh from COP27 — will cover climate topics such as power and governance, plurality and agency, geographical bias, and dig deep on reflective questions that get to the heart of what progress was made, what was lacking, and where to focus our energy next.


Opening remarks: Ian Mauro, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Keynote: Dr. Pasang Yangjee Sherpa, Assistant Professor, Lifeways in Indigenous Asia, UBC; Sherpa anthropologist from the Mount Everest region in Nepal. 2022 Wall Scholar.

Youth Delegate Panel:

Paige Hunter, B.Env Candidate in Resource and Environmental Management (Honours), SFU350 member, Research Assistant, ACT – Action on Climate Team, Simon Fraser University

Alea Mohamed, Program Manager, British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC); Co-President, SFU International Studies Student Association (ISSA)

Skye Noh, BBA Sustainable Business Joint Major, SFU350 member, Simon Fraser University

Abul Bashar Rahman, Bachelor of International Economics, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia

Rynn Zhang, Bachelor of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia