Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 9am – 6pm
Virtual Conference Link: tinyurl.com/global-climate
Access Password: global2020
The global climate crisis underscores the primary challenge facing the global community today. How to reduce the devastating human impact on the environment is the most vital issue that requires non-partisan, united action based on scientific evidence as well as a clear moral framework. The issue has profound implications for the common good of humanity. The negative impact of humanity on the ecosystem and the planet is clear to see.
A rapidly expanding and growing global population poses major challenges in how to justly balance the finite resources of the planet. Limited availability and inequitable distribution of the planet’s resources significantly impact social relations both within and between nations, increasing the risk of conflict.
This conference will bring together leading scholars from a diverse range of disciplines to discuss how we can come together to find solutions for the existential environmental threats facing the planet. By approaching the problem from different perspectives, the speakers will address key questions surrounding the science, ethics, and implications of climate change.
Maxine Burkett, Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i Manoa, HI
Richard A. Houghton, Senior Scientist and George M. Woodwell Chair for Global Ecology, Woodshole Research Center, MA
Victoria Keener, Research Fellow and Lead Principal Investigator of the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (Pacific RISA) program, East-West Center Honolulu, HI
Melissa Nursey-Bray, Associate Professor and Head of Geography, Head of Geography, Environment and Population, School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia
Rathana Peou, Southeast Asia Regional Scenarios Coordinator, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Kyle Powys Whyte, Timnick Chair and Professor, Philosophy, Michigan State University, MI
You can register for the conference here.
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