Colorado State Experts Discuss Life After Copenhagen’s Climate Change Conference, Feb. 24

The United Nations Convention on Climate Change, or UNCCC, held in Copenhagen this past December helped create a future picture of climate change and its implications on climate legislation and regulations on a global level. The School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University is sponsoring a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Wed., Feb. 24 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins to discuss the outcomes of the Copenhagen convention, and help answer the important question, “Where do we go from here?”

The panel will feature CSU experts, Jill Baron with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Michele Betsill with the Department of Political Science, Gillian Bowser with Warner College of Natural Resources, Scott Denning with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Stephen Ogle with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. Betsill, Ogle, and Baron were all members of CSU’s official delegation to Copenhagen.

"It is very important to look back and grasp what happened and where things ended,” said Diana Wall, director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. “We need a certain level of understanding before we can start to plan for the future and really ask that question – where do we go from here?”

The panel discussion will take place at Avogadro’s Number on 605 S. Mason St. in Fort Collins, and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call (970) 492-4215.

About The School of Global Environmental Sustainability
A first for the state, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability is an umbrella organization that encompasses all environmental education and research at the university. The school positions CSU to address the multiple challenges to global sustainability through broad-based research, curricular and outreach initiatives. Areas of emphasis will include food security, poverty, inequality, water management strategies and desertification, globalization, industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, population growth and urbanization. This approach will capitalize on the university’s historic strength in environmental research and education, and will build upon the education and research that already exists within all eight colleges on campus; from the Warner College of Natural Resources to the College of Business.