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SES at Climate Conference

Nine SES students are participating as official observers at the United Nations climate conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. SES is the only American High School to have Official Observer status at these conferences and one of only two High Schools worldwide.  Read their ongoing blog at The students are meeting the most innovative and passionate leaders in the world- they are the people at the forefront of innovation and negotiation concerning adaptation to climate change and justice for those already impacted.

The SES group with the Prime Minister of Fiji and current president of the COP

These politicians, economists, scientists, reformers and artists present their ideas and listen to our ideas as well. We are working to contribute to their work related to our changing global climate.

The SES Foundation is our supporting organization in this program and is the official name of our delegation at the United Nations. We have been attending these remarkable COP conferences for the past seven years- please thank these great SESEF volunteers for their great support of our program.

Students pose after their morning with international students from Peru, Bali, Germany, and more

Students Skype with students in Sweden from the conference floor.