Recalling the alarming reports by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): “Global Warming of 1.5 °C”;
Recalling the commitments taken by universities for developing training related to climate issues, welcomed by the UN in July 2019;
Mindful of the students’ massive enthusiasm and involvement in several actions such as “Friday for Future”, the “Manifeste étudiant pour un réveil écologique” (“Manifesto for an ecological awakening”), “Youth for Climate”;
Recalling the following commitments taken by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE) and the Conférence des Présidents d’Université (CPU): “Include climate issues in the curriculums” (CGE, August 29th 2019); “Universities and grandes écoles must take the climate urgency into account in their strategy” (CPU, September 16th 2019);
When facing the climatic emergency, everyone agrees to say it is of the utmost importance to act fast. Therefore, the COP2 Étudiante yearns to:
Speed up the awareness to entice students, research professors, university officials and French and international partners into acting;
Set up a summary of the initiatives taken since the “Plan Vert” (Green Deal) of 2009 and pledge to accomplish precise goals and act on it.
Amplify local and global initiatives by sharing knowledge, know-how and ideas;
An event open to everybody
This event targets students all across France and from any social background. 600 educational institution which represents 95% of all French educational institutions are invited to participate. However, the diversity of the fields studied cannot be overlooked. Therefore, there will be content for all kinds of people in which all levels of complexity for each field will be covered. Finally, international officials and international speakers will be invited to cover multiple points of view and ideas.
Un Forum des initiatives engagées
This forum aims to help students find purpose by proposing commitments. It will gather professional stakeholders mostly, such as corporations, associations, NGOs which are tackling environmental and societal issues. It will enable students to deal with their need for ethical fulfillment and their imperatives to get internships and jobs as an active member of society. The goal is to enable pledges in the associative and corporate world and to emphasize the initiatives often overlooked in regular students’ forum.I take part with my association/NGO!
Design the deal together
The Students’ COP2 does not aim to do over an event already done but instead aims to go further. First, it capitalizes on previous commitments, the teachings of their successes and failures in order to design together a global strategy with all the stakeholders of secondary education. The purpose is to close a deal entirely designed by students and university officials.