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,; 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.

Youth activists with Mary Robinson

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.

Researchers holding lab samples

Top 4 promising solutions by sector to fight rising emissions

Nov. 21, 2022

Mitigating climate change by significantly reducing carbon emissions this decade will require big transitions in all sectors, from energy and transportation to construction and industry. But significant reductions in global emissions are possible, experts say.

Clint Carroll in his backyard

Through research and gardening, this CU professor cultivates Indigenous cultural and climate resilience

Nov. 18, 2022

Clint Carroll, associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, studies Cherokee access to gathering wild plants and land use management, and tends to the land in his own backyard.

Summit panelist Constance Okollet near her home Asinget village in Uganda

Technology may prevent the worst climate scenarios, but how do we adapt now?

Nov. 18, 2022

With the planet already warming, technical fixes to addressing a changing climate are important, experts say, but they can only get us so far. We need social fixes, too.

A penguin covered in oil

Doctor’s diagnosis for the Earth: A terminal human malignancy

Nov. 14, 2022

In the book "Homo Ecophagus," a physician with CU Boulder ties sees humanity devouring itself—and the planet.