Applications for UBC's delegation at COP27 are now closed. Read the announcement for a list of selected applicants and learn more about each delegate. 

Join UBC’s delegation at COP27 to engage with the international climate negotiation process, share UBC’s leading research and climate actions, and build new partnerships with people from around the globe.

Each year UBC receives a limited number of observer badges for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP) negotiation space, known as the Blue Zone. Members of the UBC community have attended COP22-26 as official observers. UBC is aiming to receive at least four badges for each week of COP 27 (November 7-11, and November 14-18). 

Last year, following one of the recommendations from the Climate Emergency Task Force report, the UBC COP26 delegate selection process was an open and transparent competition for all students, faculty, and staff. Applicants were asked to outline how they would use this opportunity to advance a sustainable and just society, how they might accelerate climate actions, and how their unique expertise and perspective could benefit COP26.

From 72 very high-quality applications, a selection committee agreed on the final delegates based on the number of observer badges available. The successful applicants included three students, one staff, and three faculty members. You can learn more about their experiences through a series of webinars and media appearances.



The Sustainability Hub is pleased to announce details of a competition for COP27 passes open to all current UBC students, faculty, post-docs, and staff. UBC will apply for badges for each week of the event (November 7-11, and November 14-18).

Applications are now closed.

The annual UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) brings together countries, civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to accelerate action on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Parties include 197 nations and territories that have signed on to and are responsible for monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is the parent agreement to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and the 2015 Paris Agreement. 

During the conference international delegates will convene to discuss what actions are needed to address climate change and to negotiate national and global emissions reductions. More information about COP27 will be added to this page as soon as it becomes available.


*Applications are now closed. Check back soon for your chance to receive one of UBC’s badges to attend COP27 and to engage in global conversations and action.

Questions? Email for more info. Please also see the application judging criteria below.


Judging Criteria

Our panel of judges will use a scoring rubric to assess each entry, consisting of the following criteria:

  • Context. Does the application show a detailed understanding of climate change and the COP proceedings? Does the application show an understanding of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, and have actionable ideas to promote them?
  • Motivation and commitment. Does the application convey a commitment to actively participate in and advance goals at the COP proceedings? 
  • Engagement. Is there a plan in the application to share learnings with others in the UBC community? Will these learnings reach a large amount of people and/or group(s) that are typically underrepresented in COP negotiations?