The United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is meeting this December in Paris, where nations are expected to ratify a new universal climate change agreement that will lower carbon emissions. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the world will be coming together to adopt a healthy, sustainable future.
Join the Wisconsin Academy for “Live from Paris: Connecting Wisconsin and the U.N. Climate Talks,” a conversation with a panel of Wisconsin leaders participating in this historic conference. Representing interests in public health, human rights, business, and government, these panelists will offer their valuable behind-the-scenes impressions and share their own definitions of success for the outcomes of the conference.
On Dec. 3, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, there will be a live webcast of the discussion at ghi.wisc.edu/WICOP21. For those unable to attend the event or watch the webcast, there will be a recording of the discussion available in the weeks following the event.
Panelists are: Sumudu Atapattu, Director, UW–Madison Law School Research Centers; Clay Nesler, VP of Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls; Jonathan Patz, Director, UW–Madison Global Health Institute; Nathan Schulfer, Professional Programs Assistant Director, Nelson Institute; and Jeff Thompson, CEO, Gundersen Health Systems.
Send the “Live from Paris” panelists questions and discuss the conference on Twitter using #WICOP21. For more information call 608.263.1692 ext. 20.