Published: Nov. 21, 2022

Seven sponsors have joined the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit to be held in early December at the University of Colorado Boulder.

AQ GreenTec, Deloitte, Prometheus Materials, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the journal Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Research (OLAR), the Climate and Health Program, and the Climate Innovation Collaboratory are summit sponsors.

Co-hosted by United Nations Human Rights and CU Boulder, the three-day summit will address the interconnectedness of human rights and climate change, and explore solutions that every sector of society—government, business, education and individuals—can adopt and act upon.

Sponsor organizations provide financial support and will be featured at the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit expo space, where they will present findings from their research, discuss upcoming projects and initiatives, and demonstrate their technology and innovations. Partners will also be in the expo space providing information and resources to summit attendees.

“The generous support from these institutions is yet another indication of the critical nature of the summit’s focus and the recognition that the RHRN summit is expected to be a transformational moment in framing climate change not only as an environmental issue but as a human rights issue,” said Seth Marder, summit co-chair and director of the Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI). 

Partners include: RASEI, Visit Boulder, the city of Boulder, the Boulder Reporting Lab, the Conference on World Affairs, the Center for Environmental Journalism, the Clock Tower Project, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Earth Lab, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), the Mortensen Center in Global Engineering & Resilience, the Natural Hazards Center, CU Science Discovery, Side by Side, the Water Desk, and the Western Water Assessment.

More on sponsors: 

  • AQ GreenTec provides greenhouse gas emissions management services to support companies and their stakeholders to develop and execute climate strategies that help reduce emissions and provide high-quality carbon offsets.
  • Deloitte is working with CU Boulder to help design and implement data-driven approaches to address the climate crisis; build a more equitable, sustainable society; and foster a more resilient environment for generations to come. In April 2022, Deloitte and CU Boulder launched The Climate Innovation Collaboratory to translate cutting-edge climate research and data into meaningful climate solutions for federal, state and local government agencies and communities.
  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) advances the science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation and renewable power technologies, and provides the knowledge to integrate and optimize energy systems. 
  • Science partner journal Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Research (OLAR) is an open access journal published in affiliation with Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory and distributed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 
  • The Climate and Health Program is part of the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. It trains medical professionals to be leaders in climate and health, and prepares communities for the impacts of a changing climate.
  • Prometheus Materials harnesses microalgae for use as a living building material and offers a sustainable alternative to traditional portland cement.

Find more information on all partners and sponsors.