Jahdiel Torres-Caba, MS in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Conservation Biology, attended the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), which was held in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 11, 2015. The conference’s goal was a new international agreement on climate change, applicable to all, to keep global warming below 2°C.
Jahdiel is the regional field director based in Keene for NextGen Climate, a San Francisco-based environmental advocacy organization. He is also a member of the Sierra Club Coalition Climate Team. As a member of the SSC since 2008, Jahdiel has held various roles as a national leader including serving as a youth delegate to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Qatar, Poland and France.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted during the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992. This Framework Convention is a universal convention of principle, acknowledging the existence of anthropogenic (human-induced) climate change and giving industrialized countries the major part of responsibility for combating it.