Organizers of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit, co-hosted by CU Boulder and United Nations Human Rights, have announced a range of new, community-focused events.
Paired with the Global Climate Summit to be held Dec. 1–4, the newly announced Watch Globally, Engage Locally Panel Series places the impact, obligations and solutions themes of the global summit into a national and local context.
Of interest to higher education leaders is a roundtable discussion hosted by the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3).
Dubbed “The Role of Leading Research Universities in Advancing Climate Solutions,” the panel event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (MST) on Friday, Dec. 2, in the CASE Auditorium on campus. It will also be livestreamed on Zoom.
The discussion will focus on the research, innovation, education and public engagement efforts needed to accelerate climate solutions that respond to the needs of individuals and communities, and respect for human rights.
Moderated by AAU President Barbara R. Snyder, the discussion features panelists:
- Robert C. Robbins, University of Arizona president
- Joan T.A. Gabel, University of Minnesota president
- Kristina M. Johnson, The Ohio State University president (participating remotely)
- Philip P. DiStefano, CU Boulder chancellor
“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,” DiStefano said. “This is a prime example of thinking globally and acting locally.”
Learn more about the Watch Globally, Plan Locally Panel Series, categorized under areas of impact, obligations and responsibilities, and solutions, and register.