Published: Nov. 3, 2022

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Find a list of the Engage Locally Panel Series, categorized under areas of impact, obligations and responsibilities, and solutions

Organizers of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit that CU Boulder is co-hosting with United Nations Human Rights today announced a range of new, community-focused events.

Paired with the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit to be held Dec. 1–4, the newly announced Think Globally, Engage Locally Panel Series places the impact, obligations and solutions themes of the global summit into a national and local context.

These sessions enable the local community to engage with and discuss issues that more directly affect the city of Boulder, the state, the West and the national conversation surrounding the impacts of a changing climate on our communities. Specifically, they focus on topics such as the role of the nation’s research universities in advancing climate solutions, bridging the political divide around climate change, and what’s next in youth climate advocacy. 

“These sessions give an even wider audience the ability to engage more deeply and in a localized way with the pressing global discussion around climate change and its impact on human rights,” CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano said. “This is a prime example of thinking globally and acting locally.”

While there are many livestream and some in-person opportunities to join the global climate summit, this new track of events provides easier access to community members and niche audiences, such as university and business leaders. Sessions will also be livestreamed.

Registration for the events is required.