ASTC to host COP16 event

Last year, ASTC joined nearly 1,000 other NGOs, participating in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) as an official observer organization. We brought together students from Denmark, France, and the US to share their experiences playing the Cap-Sciences, Bordeaux, France game Clim’Way with a panel of experts that including Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

November 29, 2010 saw the beginning of COP16, this year’s United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico, and in collaboration with scientists from both NASA and NOAA, ASTC is taking the opportunity to highlight the work being done to address air pollution in major cities and to examine the relationship between this issue and climate change. We will be joined from the meeting in Cancun by Hanwant B. Singh from the NASA Ames Research Center and A. R. Ravishankara from NOAA’s Earth System Laboratory Chemical Sciences Division. These scientists will share their work as part of air pollution campaigns in Mexico City and Los Angeles. After the presentations, staff from California Science Center, Los Angeles; MIDE, Museo Interactivo de Economía, Mexico City; and Pavilion of Knowledge—Ciência Viva, Lisbon, Portugal, will discuss how they’re addressing air pollution and climate change locally.

Please join us via Webcast for the event starting at 11:00AM EST on Friday, December 3. If you have questions you’d like to share with the presenters, please email Kate Crawford at