Socorro Rodrigo (4 BS Physics) is one of the youth delegates to 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21)


Socorro Rodrigo (4 BS Physics) making a poster presentation during the 12th Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) in Singapore last 2-7 August 2015.

by James Bernard B. Simpas

The Department of Physics and the School of Science and Engineering would like to congratulate Ms. Socorro Rodrigo (4 BS Physics) on her being selected as one of the youth delegates (the youngest in the group) for the Philippine delegation to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris.

“COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.” The event begins on Nov 30 and ends on Dec 11.

Socorro will be part of the Ateneo delegation that will serve as support for the negotiators of the Philippines.

Dean Tony La Viña of the Ateneo School of Government recruited Socorro after observing that she won this year’s best student paper award at the 13th Philippine Association of Marine Science (PAMS) National Symposium on Marine Science for her presentation on “The Mapping of Storm Surge-Prone Areas Along Leyte Gulf.” (which is her thesis work). According to Dean La Viña, specific and concrete climate studies like Socorro’s, that give input about local implications of climate events, are relevant at events like the COP21.

We congratulate Socorro once again with the anticipation that this will be her initiation as one of the climate champions of her generation for our country.


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