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Speaking out in Copenhagen

A recent Warwick graduate and a current student are part of a group hoping to make a real difference to the UN Climate Talks in Copenhagen.

Casper ter Kuile (BA History 2005-09) and current Politics and International Studies student Emma Biermann are part of a group of young people who are urging negotiators and world leaders to push for a deal which helps guarantee the future of the planet.

Casper and Emma are co-directors of the UK Youth Climate Coalition which they set up whilst Casper was still a Warwick student. According to Casper

I never really knew how to do anything about the things I wanted to change, so it was amazing to come to university and find so many people were winning their campaigns. It was the easiest thing to go from collecting signatures to organising my own campaign.

Emma, who is attending the conference in Copenhagen, outlined her thoughts on the importance of action in a recent video:

You can watch more videos on their website. In 2008 Casper and Emma went on a World Wildlife Fund-organised voyage to the Arctic to learn how to effectively campaign for progress on climate action. Listen to a podcast they made after their journey:


Copenhagen students