Ananyo Bhattacharya, a graduate student from U-M Climate and Space, has been selected to travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in November to represent the University of Michigan at COP28, the United Nations Convention on Climate Change.
Bhattacharya is majoring in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. From his undergraduate years, he has been captivated by the realms of space exploration and complex systems. This fall, he will serve on the University of Michigan delegation with students from several other schools and disciplines.
The students in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in many sessions with experts, to meet world leaders, and to ask questions to the panels that convene during the summit. During the convention, students will also learn how to create actionable change in support of the climate. They can partake in presentations about a wide variety of topics, which have ranged from ocean governance, the implications of deforestation, greenhouse gas monitoring, and carbon trading, to accelerating clean energy initiatives, among others.