Colorado State University will be sending a delegation of researchers and faculty members to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen coming up in December 2009. To prepare for the convention, CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability is hosting a panel discussion with CSU faculty members who will discuss what the world can expect from the meeting in, “The World Gathers in Copenhagen: What to Expect and Why it is so Critical to Us,” slated for 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.
The event is free and open to the public.
“By participating in international discussions, CSU has a platform for showcasing the high caliber scientific research and technological developments from the campus community to a global audience,” said Diana Wall, director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.
The CSU delegation includes Michele Betsill, associate professor of political science; Diana Wall, professor of biology and director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Stephen Ogle, research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory; Bryan Willson, professor of mechanical engineering; Tim Reeser, chief operating officer of the Cenergy Supercluster; V. “Chandra” Chandrasekar, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Eleanor Milne, affiliate faculty member from the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory; and Linse Anderson, political science doctoral student.
Additionally, CSU affiliates, Jill Baron and Dennis Ojima, from the university’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory will be attending the conference but as part of another delegation.
“Diplomats are making progress in articulating a new vision for international cooperation on the topic of climate change. A large community of scientists, technology experts, local governments, social movement organizations, private companies and others will all gather in Copenhagen to share ideas about how to move forward in the fight against climate change,” said Michele Betsill, CSU delegate and associate professor of political science.
Wednesday’s panelists are Jill Baron, research scientist from the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and U.S. Geological Survey; Michele Betsill, associate professor of political science, Steven Leisz, assistant professor of anthropology; Stephen Ogle, research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory; and Keith Paustian, professor of soil and crop sciences.
Avogadro’s Number, where the panel discussion will be held, is located at 605 S. Mason Street, Fort Collins, 80524-3007.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held Dec. 7-18, 2009 in Copenhagen.
For more information about CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability, visit www.soges.colostate.edu.