Kumi Naidoo, South African-born human rights and climate activist, provides the keynote speech on the third day of the Right Here Right Now Climate Summit at the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center on the CU Boulder campus on Dec. 4, 2022.   Photo by  Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)

Kumi Naidoo resists ‘climate apartheid,’ calls for more voices, joy to address climate change

Dec. 4, 2022

During a presentation that conjured reflections from Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Matt Damon, Cree elders, and the late South African rapper Riky Rick, Naidoo called for a new kind of collective action to push back on what he calls “climate apartheid”—one that includes more voices, communicates more clearly and even incorporates a little joy.

Caitlyn Kim, CPR Washington, D.C.-based public affairs reporter, left, introduces the members of panel 4 of the Engage Locally series: Achieving Effective Climate Policy: How Do We Bridge the Political Divide?on the second day of the Right Here Right Now Climate Summit at the auditorium of the CASE building on the CU Boulder campus on Dec. 3, 2022.  From second from left: Joe Neguse, US Congressman, Jameka Hodnett, Green for All campaign director, Dream.org; and Chris Barnard, national policy director, Amer

3 ways to hold government, industry accountable for addressing climate change

Dec. 3, 2022

After an at-times emotional first day of the summit Friday, in which panelists from around the globe made the undeniable case that climate change is a humanitarian crisis, speakers on Day 2 focused on accountability, called for action and suggested that a human rights framing is precisely what’s needed to spark action.

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Women need to lead next phase of climate justice movement, Mary Robinson says

Dec. 3, 2022

On the second day of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit, keynote speaker and former Irish President Mary Robinson took the stage to get people riled up and excited about making change on the climate change front through women-led efforts, such as Project Dandelion.

Panelists Robert C. Robbins, Joan T.A. Gabel, Kristina M. Johnson, and Philip P. DiStefano discuss the research, innovation, education and public engagement efforts needed to accelerate climate solutions that respond to the needs of individuals and communities, and show respect for human rights.

6 ways universities can address climate change, boost resilience

Dec. 2, 2022

From groundbreaking research to community engagement to optimizing their own operations, universities are positioned to play a leading role in addressing the human rights crisis of climate change–both globally and locally.

A guest takes a smartphone photos of the panel discussion (1.2) on the Experiences of Those Whose Human Rights Are Disproportionately Impacted by Climate Change at the Right Here Right Now Climate Summit at the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center on the CU Boulder campus on Dec. 2, 2022. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

90 countries represented in first day of global climate summit focused on human rights

Dec. 2, 2022

Nearly 4,000 people from 90 countries convened at CU Boulder, either virtually or in-person Friday, for a day-long, candid exploration of something speakers contend isn’t talked about enough: how climate change impacts people’s lives right now.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, global advocate for indigenous rights and health, and a leader focused on the impact of climate change on human rights, gives her keynote address at the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit, in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)

Climate solutions lie in ‘country food’ and Indigenous knowledge, Sheila Watt-Cloutier says

Dec. 2, 2022

Speaking to the packed room on her birthday, Sheila Watt-Cloutier quipped that when many people living in the United States think about the Arctic, their minds go to a hallmark of capitalism: soda commercials—the ones where polar bears frolic with seals on the ice.

The WGEL: Our communities and climate change panel in the Byron White Club Level as part of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

CU Boulder, city leaders highlight local steps to address climate change

Dec. 2, 2022

On the first day of the inaugural Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit at CU Boulder, local leaders focused on local community impacts of climate change in an adjacent track of panels.

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Your green holiday gift guide

Nov. 29, 2022

Are you exchanging gifts for the holidays? Non-traditional or reusable gifts can help leave a positive impact. Here are a few things to consider for a green holiday season.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for CU Boulder's first two electric Buff Buses

CU Boulder set to deploy first 2 electric Buff Buses

Nov. 28, 2022

Long-awaited battery electric Buff Buses will hit the streets this week, thanks in part to a pair of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants. Two more electric buses are expected to join the fleet by summer 2023.

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Living the values of the Global Climate Summit in the face of humanitarian crisis

Nov. 28, 2022

Chancellor Philip DiStefano and Chief Sustainability Officer Heidi VanGenderen share words of gratitude and excitement as we welcome attendees—locally and virtually—this week for the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.