Vanderbilt researcher selected to present at UN’s COP27 in Egypt

Vanderbilt University has been selected to present in two venues at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP27, Nov. 15 at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

Leah Dundon

Vanderbilt research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative Director Leah Dundon’s proposal on Vanderbilt’s ongoing research in marine shipping decarbonization will be presented as an official Side Event at COP27.  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 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. 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.

Contact: Brenda Ellis, 615 343-6314