Published: Nov. 4, 2022
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CU Boulder students are invited to join the conversation about climate change, its impacts and how to forge a just path forward.

In partnership with the Right Now Global Climate Summit that CU Boulder is co-hosting with United Nations Human Rights in early December, CU Boulder is hosting a range of new, community-focused events. Two of the newly announced Think Globally, Engage Locally Panel Series events were developed with students in mind. 

Bipartisan Youth Climate Advocacy

Sunday, Dec. 4, noon–1 p.m. ​ Byron White Club Level • Folsom Stadium
This event will feature panelists from politically diverse and bipartisan-oriented youth climate advocacy groups in a conversation with a CU student audience. The panel will be moderated by Matt Burgess, assistant professor of Environmental Studies. Register for Bipartisan Youth Climate Advocacy.

Enacting Climate Solutions: Student Workshop

Sunday, Dec. 4, noon–1 p.m.  Rustandy Business • Engineering Bridge
Join this interactive and creative workshop for climate action. Together we will explore how to carry forth the wisdom from our ancestors to avoid the “unsustainable or scorched path” and chart our own course towards a “green path” for an equitable, survivable, and thrive-able future. Participants will receive an official UN CU certificate of participation. Register for Enacting Climate Solutions: Student Workshop.

There are also numerous panels that are part of the international Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.

The panel “Developing Climate Solutions With the Human Rights of Future Generations in Mind: What do youth have to say about that?” will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on campus. Register here for this youth-oriented session featuring three well-known international youth climate activists.  

“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.”

Registration for all events is required. 

Find the full slate of Watch Globally, Engage Locally panels and register

Learn more and register to attend the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit