In November 2017, University Climate Delegation Coalition was founded by three climate delegates (COP 23) from the University of Michigan: Michael Lerner (Political Science), Chris Karounos (Environment and Sustainability), and Samantha Basile (Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering). The purpose of the coalition is serve as a platform for amplifying the collective voice and actions of university observer delegates to international climate negotiations. The jumping off point for the formation of the coalition was a collective letter written to the Climate Solutions Caucus, sent on December 11th, 2017.
Though UCDC started as a delegate project at U of M, it has grown into a separate platform that is not sponsored by the University of Michigan. More details and news can be found at the new UCDC website: https://universityclimatedelegationcoalition.wordpress.com