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UNshaken: Subnational Actors Step Up at the Global Climate Talks

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Join us for a discussion of the recent international climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany! Hear perspectives from University of Michigan student delegates who were there as observers. Stay to learn some takeaways from a panel of experts and policymakers on what’s next for climate policy, globally and locally now that the U.S. has submitted intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and subnational action is building momentum. After the delegate talks and the expert panel we invite you to speak to student and community groups at our organization fair & reception. Additionally, the call for the COP24 U-M delegation will be announced at this event, opening the spring application period!


NOTE: Cooley room capacity is capped at 80 attendees and food provided will match the attendance cap of 80 people, so first come first served at the reception (with ticket)! Attendees without rsvp tickets will still be let in to talk with organization representatives.

Opening Remarks: 4:30 pm Beth Gibbons, Executive Director of American Society of Adaptation Professionals (Cooley Building G906)

Introduction to UNFCCC: 4:45 pm Dr. Avik Basu, SEAS Lecturer, Co-creator of the interdisciplinary UNFCCC course at UM (Cooley Building G906)

Delegate Talks: 5 pm - 6 pm (Cooley Building G906)

Expert Panel: 6:10 pm - 6:50 pm (Cooley Building G906)

Organization Fair & Reception: 7 pm - 8:00 pm (Pierpont, East Room), Refreshments will be served

This event is co-sponsored by the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department, the School for Sustainability and Environment and the University of Michigan Energy Institute.

Expert panel:

Michael Lerner, Political Science PhD student, COP 23 Delegate, MUSE leadership

Alicia Douglas, Cities Rising, CEO of Water Rising Institute

J.C. Kibbey, Midwest Outreach and Policy Advocate, Union for Concerned Scientists

Nathan Geisler, Energy Analyst, City of Ann Arbor

Noah Deich, Director and Co-Founder of the Center for the Carbon Removal

Dr. Trish Koman, Environmental epidemiologist (UM), Climate Reality leader (Washtenaw County Chapter)


Climate Blue
Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department (CLaSP)
Climate Reality
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)
Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA)
People of the Global Majority in the Environment
Sierra Club Beyond Coal
Students Sustainability Initiative (SSI)
Sustainability Without Borders (SWB)
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
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When and Where

Map Cooley Building - G906

March 2018

4:30pm - 8:00pm

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