WashULaw Student Attends United Nations Climate Conference in Egypt

2L student Abigail Hunt recently returned to St. Louis after having attended the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, held November 6 through the 18th. An environmental law student, Abigail attended the conference as a delegate for RINGO (Research and Independent NGOs), and was recently interviewed by KSDK-TV about the experience. Fellow conference attendees included President Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Al Gore.

“It was a remarkable experience,” she says. “I had the opportunity to engage with so many meaningful ideas, conversations, and negotiations. While in Egypt, I was mainly focused on negotiations for the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture which is, in my opinion, a critical dialogue for reducing agricultural emissions and improving food system resilience.”

She also heard from world leaders, policy makers, and scientists on a wide array of climate change issues — which, she notes, deserve more attention in the legal world. Abigail returns to WashULaw with a renewed commitment to environmental law and advancing policies that curtail global warming.